During my tour of Indochina I visited the famous jungle ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Within many of the temple compounds you would come across these traditional Cambodian dance troupes (as seen in my above photograph. The dancers would perform – for a small fee of course – exotic routines for the discerning and weary western traveller, it was all good clean fun, even if it was all a bit touristy!
For the next three weeks I will be travelling around what was once referred to in days gone by as Indochina! During the trip I will be employing many fantastical modes of transport including: planes, trains, automobiles, boats, bicycles, sampans and rickety old rickshaws. My travel adventure will take me to Old Saigon, Imperial Hue, Ancient Hoi An, and the Enigmatic Angkor Wat amongst many other exotic and mystical destinations.
Do please come along for the ride!
“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
My next little travel adventure is to South East Asia to discover and explore parts of the still relatively unknown countries of Vietnam and Cambodia. I’m really looking forward to the trip having waited a whole year to get the finances and plans in place. I leave after Christmas Day and you can follow my travels via an interactive map that will appear in my next blog post that I’ll be publishing before I leave. I found this smashing little quote from some time back while surfing the net, and feel that it’s quite fitting in regard to my next little venture, I hope you enjoy it.