Brief Holiday in Cambodia

If you’ve heard about anyone’s trip in Cambodia, you’ve probably heard of the tuk-tuks, which are covered carriages attached to motorbikes. Unless you have your own method of transportation, you will more than likely end up on one of these at some point. They move very slowly, and since they are open-air, are a nice way to view a city. From my experience, these drivers are usually nice, but you will need to haggle with them for the price before you get on board.

We crossed this bamboo bridge in Kampong Cham, which was bumpy and made a lot of noise, but we got across the way there and back.

Climbing these stairs in the heat is quite a challenge, but at least it gives a pleasant view downwards.

It was too hot to do anything really, so we took a midday heat break by the outer entrance of a temple, and made friends with a cow.

This cow was very bored sitting next to this pond all day, and kept mooing. Its owner eventually acknowledged its restlessness, untied it and took it for a walk.

We didn’t actually make it to the temple after this break, we just enjoyed the scenery around it.

When it cooled down a bit in the evening, we journeyed to the site of a former US military airstrip.

It hosted some stone structures which were useful to climb up and get a view.

This spot seemed the best place in town to enjoy a fine sunset.

The red dust in Cambodia is very much present, particularly in more provincial locations. I would recommend taking sunglasses and a face mask around if you’re riding a bike or motorcycle. It is unavoidable, and will get all over your skin and clothes, particularly when a larger vehicle is coming towards you. There was a cat at my hotel that was supposed to be white, but because of this dust, was a kind of reddish color.