So here we are nearing the end of my time traveling
The next stop I took after China was Cambodia. While there I learnt a fair bit about the recent horrific history of Cambodia. In the 1970’s we had the Vietnam war but straight after that Cambodia also went under attack, except it was under attack by its own people. No man, woman or child was safe. If you had a education or any form of superior knowledge then the people from the country then you were not safe.
It is because of this horrific moment that Cambodia is still trying to build its way back up again.
But while in Cambodia I also got a chance to see some really lovely things as well, for instance on our first official day to explore we went to some temples, and one in particular that was used in the 2001 Angelina Jolie film Tomb Raider
We also went quad biking and even had a chance to chill on a island away from the hustle and bustle of civilization, lovely 🙂
After Cambodia we went to Vietnam, which I absolutely loved.
There was so much to do and the added bonus, it was cheap. While there we learnt about the Vietnam war (obviously) but we also had the chance to see the sites by motorbike, and go to Sun world which is known for the golden bridge 🙂
We also had some down days as well which involved being in the water, we went snorkeling in Nha Trang and went Kayaking in HaLong Bay, (which has been the setting for a fair few films such as Kong Skull Island 2017, Pan 2015, James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 and many more)
Our last stop was Laos
Laos was a more calm trip after the busyness of Vietnam and Cambodia, we were able to just enjoy the beauty and the stillness of Laos. While in Laos we had a tuck tuck tour which involved going to the buddha park, a park filed with different buddha statues, we had the chance to swim at Kuang Si Falls and we also got to take part in giving alms to the buddhist monks, which is where you offer up food to them in the early hours of the morning.
Over all my trip to Indochina was a busy and varied experience, but I learnt that I just need to enjoy my time whether I’m in a group or on my own, I need to embrace it and enjoy ever minuet of it, (I’ve still got a long way to go) but I also leant that just like the country I too need to learn to be more calm in my life, instead of rushing everything.
All these trips have been educational for me and the experiences are moments I will never forget. I have seen and done so many new and different things, and I wonder if I’ll ever be able to go back to normality after this, but before I head back home there is one more stop on my list.
Link to my travel video is here
x Kayleigh x