My last post was all about avoiding the “tourist” label, but I decided to embrace it with a weekend trip to Cambodia with one of my friends.
After a short 3 hour flight from HK, we spent Thursday in the capital, Phnom Penh. It instantly reminded me of Chiang Mai, a city in northern Thailand. It was less developed, but something about the ubiquitous tuk-tuks and motor bikes really brought back memories of Chiang Mai. It was hotter than I could ever imagine–over 90 degrees with a healthy dose of humidity. We spent the day at the national museum, which housed hundreds of artifacts and beautiful statues that gave us a preview of what we would experience at Angkor Wat.