AT#512 – Travel to Cambodia

Travel to Cambodia - the highlights, surprises and difficulties. What to see, do and eat.


This episode of the Amateur Traveler talks about the recent Amateur Traveler trip to Cambodia. 7 of the 9 people who joined me on this trip also join me for the podcast to share the highlights, surprises and challenges of the trip.

We did an overland tour of Cambodia starting in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, traveling to Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang in Cambodia and then ending in Thailand.

Angkor Wat and the other temples and ancient ruins from the 800s to the 1400s was the main focus of this trip but there were a lot of other experiences from a Cyclo tour of Phnom Penh to a visit to a Floating Village. We road in tuk tuks and on a ricky bamboo train. We sampled amok and fresh mango smoothies but also nibbled (some of us) on tarantulas and rats.

We visited the killing fields of Cambodia and the Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh as we tried to understand Cambodia’s recent tragic history.

Some of the members of the group had a chance to visit and participate in a water project drilling wells in villages to provide access to fresh drinking water.

We trekked, sweated, and ate our way through this sometimes beautiful and sometimes challenging country.

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Show Notes

Amateur Traveler Cambodia Trip

Chris’s Photos of Cambodia


Two-wheel tractor (Iron Buffalo)

Khmer Rouge

Killing Fields

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Visiting The Killing Fields of Cambodia


Angkor Wat

Angkor Thom

Ta Prohm (Tomb Raider Temple)

Amok (dish)

Battambang Bamboo Train (tripadvisor)

Travel to Cambodia - the highlights, surprises and difficulties. What to see, do and eat.

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