The Temples of Angkor Wat are ancient and overgrown in many spots. It definitely feels like Indiana Jones territory, and with my fear of snakes, I was double checking every step for a lurking serpent.
These are living temples in Angkor Wat. We had an irresistible urge to take pictures of the monks in their golden robes. Families were paying their respects. And tourist vendors kept a respectful distance away. Our friendly Canadian insurance company Manulife had signs up everywhere for a marathon they were sponsoring on the temple sites.
We don’t often write about food however Phnom Penh is blessed with a French culinary tradition that is a delicious fusion with the typical Asian fare. And its worth taking a cruise along the downtown waterfront river. Be cautious about making credit card purchases at the central market – we got hacked.
Backgrounder – Vietnam Cambodia Tour
Cathy and I traveled for 18 days. For 14 days we traveled south through Vietnam. The last 4 days we visited Cambodia. We took domestic flights from Hanoi to Hue, Hoi An to Nha Trang, and Seim Reap to Phnom Penh. The balance of our travel was by bus.
Our tour organizer was Sinorama based in Toronto. Sinorama closed down as of August 2018, which is unfortunate because this is a tour company that I would recommend.
To get to Vietnam, we took a direct 16 hour flight from Toronto to Taipei, and then a 3 1/2 hour flight to Hanoi. To return from Cambodia, we took a 3 1/2 hour flight from Phnom Penh to Taipei, and then a 14 hour flight with a tail wind back to Toronto. All of these flights are on the Taiwanese airline EVA Air. A big plus is that we were into the Asian experience as soon as we got on the plane. It was especially nice when we upgraded to Economy Plus for the trip home to Toronto.
Vietnam – Cambodia Blog Series –