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Cambodia was so much fun to explore. My hostel in phnom penh wasn't the best for meeting people so I explored by myself, but in Siem Reap everyone at the hostel was very social and I got to meet many travelers. The highlight of the trip was definitely the temples of Angkor Wat. I did a bus tour to the most popular temples which was nice because it included a tour guide to tell us the history of the temples, but I also went back to the smaller temples by myself with a tuk-tuk.
Now I am back in Bangkok. More students have arrived, we have orientation this Wednesday/Thursday and classes start next Monday.

Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh Cambodia and the cute stray dogs there
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Killing field from the Cambodian Genocide in the late 1970s
A fourth of the people in the country were either killed or died of starvation and the vast majority of people were relocated under the Khemer Rouge communist party.
The children's grave
The dips in the ground under the bridge are mass graves
The memorial for the victims

Siem Reap and Angkor Wat
The pool at my hostel
My tuk-tuk ride to the smaller temples

Angkor Wat
My tour group took a picture at what was believed to be the center of the universe
This monkey stole a person's water bottle
Obligatory kissing-statue picture

So many awesome old trees

Posted by juliaaugh 05:10 Archived in Cambodia

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