Hong Kong : Which picture could better illustrate this city than huge companies’ buildings pics. There is no space for a side walk so how can they find quiet place for a cemetary.. Nevertheless, this cosmopolitan financial city is not so loathing and gets some attractive sides like street markets and food (dim sum cooked in stalls are as good as in restaurant). Unfortunately, during my stay there (more or less one week), the weather was foggy and cloudy..so landscape pictures “suck”…
Kratie : Thanks to the dolphins upstream at nearby Kampie, Kratie northeast city has become a popular stopover. The town is pleasant but I was there during the New Year’s Eve so most of the guesthouses/restaurants/shops were closed. I spent 3 days there, cycling around, spending the afternoon dolphin-spotting. The Irrawaddy dolphins who live around the Mekong rapids are less than 70 in the world. They are part-human (the head is rounded) and part-fish (dorsal fins are small and triangular) but much more fearful. They seldom leap out the water compared to their seagoing cousins.
Angkor Wat (Siem Reap) : Angkor is the seat of the Khmer Empire which flourished from the 9th to 15th centuries. Angkor temples are located amid forests and farmland. There are more than thousand ruins in Angkor, and among them, the magnificent Angkor Wat. This one was built between 1113 and 1150 by King Suryavarman II. Influenced by Vaisnavism Indian trend, he dedicated Angkor Wat to Vishnu (instead of Siva).
We spent two days visiting these gorgeous temples, feeling the old atmosphere.
Ko Rong : Crazy time spent there with argentine ‘girls and french guys. Either long beach (place where Koh Lanta is currently recorded) or monkey island beach are marvelous. Ko Rong is still wild, with only 4 or 5 hours of electricity but Casino and big resorts are going to grow up really soon so hurry up if you want to discover this paradise!
Next step : Angkor and his jewels…
Kampot : After few days in the crowded city of Phnom Penh, we (Ben&Nico&Me) ‘ve decided to reach the west coast. Kampot was our first stop. Famous for his pepper (even used in the best french restaurant), we ate an awesome crab cooked with Kampot pepper, just awesome!
We enjoyed a lot in this quiet place before heading to Ko rong island.