Tag: Cambodia

Small guide, big heart

“You wanna guide?” “No, choose me!” “I’m the best one – you come with me!” As my friends and I were walking up the path to the Angkor temple of Preah Khan, a gaggle of boys came running down, each trying to get one of us to agree to his particular guiding services. My friends graciously rejected their sincere offers…

The Downsides of Popularity

Do you ever feel that it’s too late to visit some places that have become overly popular? I just recently read an article about visiting Angkor Wat (for the first-time tourist), and while it explained a lot about the site itself, it conveniently omitted the realities of what it means to visit that complex (and the area in general). I…