A Guide to Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Don’t forget to put your camera down, gather your thoughts and take it all in. The sheer vastness and complexity of these temples can be overwhelming when you consider the context of how and when they were built. It is humbling, to say the least. And as for all the tourists… sure they can be pushy and rude and you might toy with the idea of popping their bus tires… but at the end of the day, they are here for the same reason as you. Don’t be afraid to extend an Angkor beer on pub street or share a tuktuk ride home with a new friend.
I still haven’t completely grasped my journey across the world, but I know that I am a better.. and more complete, person as a result of it. It’s moments like hearing the stories of corruption in a long car ride to a village floating in poverty that can make us feel a little more grateful for our origins. Don’t lose sight of your new found humbleness when you return home with your souvenirs. Tourism can do ugly things to a sacred place… but it also has the ability to inspire lasting change if you’re willing to look past the postcards.