Cambodia was my first Asian country crush. I traveled here by myself in 2009, and fell in love with it’s simplicity and complexity. I was so excited to return to Cambodia with my husband and show him my favorites and discover new things together. Here’s a little of what we loved in Cambodia.
4. Mike’s Burger House
If one of my top Thailand moments can be a drink, then one of my top Cambodian moments is food. These burgers were the best I had in all of Asia, and probably a lot of places in America. This American girl likes a good burger, and after 3 months of rice, noodles, and an occasional pizza, this burger shop hit the spot. McDonald’s is noticeably absent in Cambodia [not that I love Mickey D’s, but it does fill American cravings]. So if you find yourself in Phnom Penh, skip Lucky Burger and head straight for Mike’s. You can also pick up some Dr. Pepper and Arizona Iced Tea!
3. Random Stuff in Tuk Tuk’s
This isn’t just one moment, but weeks of traveling in Cambodia. The primary way to get around this country is in a cart attached to a motorbike. But as we comedically learned, there’s so much more than people that can be transported via tuk tuk!
2. Cheap Massages on the Street
I love a good massage. And I love a good massage for cheap. That’s what is all over Siem Reap. Row after row of massage shops, with men and women working outside with seats and movie screens set up for your relaxation or entertainment, whichever you are wanting! Our half hour foot massage…$1. Perfect way to end a day of wandering through temple ruins.
1. Angkor Wat Temples
Of course this my favorite thing about Cambodia. Have you really been to Cambodia if you haven’t visited this sprawling compound of temple ruins from the 12th century? I wrote a whole other blog on our temples at sunrise, so I won’t go on and on. But these temples live up to the hype. It’s just magical.
So that’s just a few of my favorite moments of Cambodia, and the three cities we visited [Siem Reap, Battambang & Phnom Penh]. It’s a beautiful country with so much promise and opportunity. I hope you get to see it one day.