Some Super Cambodian Thoughts

by - 3:00 PM


Until this summer my mind would go completely blank whenever I though of Cambodia. It was one of those countries I knew existed, and that was about it. Then I actually went there and my mind was far from blank. My visit lasted only five days. Not enough time to do the country justice, yet enough time to lose myself in Angkor Wat. Enough time to visit the Killing Fields. But by far not enough time to find the right words to describe the Kingdom of Cambodia. So as usual, I'll let my random thoughts take over the post to show what the place is like!

This place smells like fish fingers.

They have Costa here?! We don't even have Costa in the Netherlands!

Cambodian tuktuks look more like rickshaws than tuktuks.

I'm not crossing this street, I'm not crossing this street, I'm not doing it!

Apparently I'm staying on the edge of the red light district...

I'm not walking across a terrace full of scary-looking prostitutes, I'm not walking across a terrace full of scary-looking prostitutes, I'm not doing it!

A naked toddler is waving at me in the middle of Cambodia's capital. Guess I'll just wave back?


These skulls can't be real. It can't be. I'm going to be sick in the middle of the Killing Fields...

Tuktuks make everything better.

I do not trust all these pigeons at the Royal Palace.

Phnom Penh has a better skyline than Rotterdam!

Why is that baby on the bus always crying? Feed it! Let is sleep!

I want to climb a palm tree.

No I do not need pants to visit Angkor Wat! I am wearing pants already and they're fine pants. Look at them. Those are good pants!

Apparently my pants are too short for Angkor Wat...


Okay, I'll buy pants. I like these ones. They feel like I'm wearing a diaper.

I get the urge to pull my pants up a little and flash Buddha with my knees...

Cambodia smells so bad.

This is officially the smelliest country I've visited so far. In my life.

Getting into Cambodia? Easy. Getting out of Cambodia? Torture! Lines from here to hell! Cambodian stench! Unclear instructions! Am I in Cambodia now or back in Thailand already? I don't know anymore!

Five short days made me realize Cambodia smells bad. That I'm uncomfortable in red-light districts. But most important of all: I realized that one day I'll have to go back to Cambodia, because there is still so much more to see!

x Envy

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8 Fellow Ramblers

  1. This is so candid and honest, I love it! Another perfect post to pass on to my bf before he visits exactly one moth from today!

    Mary Lane @NewYorkCliche
    http://newyorkcliche.com

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    1. Thank you! I try to keep things as honest as possible so people like your boyfriend won't get disappointed when Cambodia turns out to have a weird and smelly side too.

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  2. Hahaha I love how honest this is. Fish fingers? Really? Climb a palm tree? Oh I love hearing what people are really thinking! Never voted before but I’m very intrigued!

    Jessica & James | www.foodandbaker.co.uk / www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

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    1. Yes, it really did smell like fish fingers! It was so weird, literally the first things I noticed when I left the airport. Sadly I didn't get to climb the palm tree. I severely lack climbing skills.

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  3. Such a honest post! rather funny at that! there is always so much to see in a country that it is hard to do everything at once!

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    1. Haha, thank you. Cambodia has so much to offer, I really wish I'd seen more of it.

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  4. I don't know a ton about Cambodia, but I'm familiar with places like Angkor Wat, thanks to its paranormal reputation and my interest in such things. It really seems like an incredible place to see!

    LOL, "This place smells like fish fingers."

    Your honest thoughts are refreshingly wonderful, Envy! I love your travel tales!

    I would also be soo amazingly uncomfortable in any red-light district. But I do think that they are an interesting idea! I've heard about the one in Amsterdam -- didn't know they were elsewhere, too.

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    1. I didn't know Angkor Wat was know for its paranormal reputation! D: I should've known! I love stuff like that, but I only knew about it because my dad always told me about it.

      It really did smell like fish fingers. It really did.

      Red lights districts are everywhere. The one is Sydney was nice (because you didn't notice it was a red light district). De Wallen in Amsterdam are famous though!

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