Years ago, I used to hang out in my Auntie’s house not just to be with my cool cousins but also because of a book.
It was a huge book like a World Encyclopedia, that has all the details about the countries in the world. I remember I was so fascinated with that book, there was a time I memorized by heart the capitals of almost all the countries. Read the rest of the story…
Our journey started at the Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2 Station) for an early morning bus ride going to Cambodia.
The station is just near the center of Bangkok, you can just hail a taxi and you’ll reach the bus station in minutes. Just tell the taxi driver that you’re going to Mochit 2 Bus Station, or you can print out the words in Thai character for easier communication.
This is a huge and more organized terminal than what we have in the Philippines. Some westerners would find the station inferior, but for a Filipino, it’s way better than the bus stations we have back home.
There are two early morning bus schedule going to Siem Reap (8am and 9am), travel time from Bangkok is about 8 hours.
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I was exploring the temples of Cambodia when I saw this familiar Japanese tourist.
I remember I overheard her telling her fellow traveler while in a different temple that she just recently quit her job and embarked on a three month journey to Southeast Asia to just find purpose… meaning in her life.
Her story was inspiring. It was also a testament of how traveling can be so powerful in enriching your life, that even eavesdropping from a simple conversation of your fellow travelers can truly give you insights and inspiration.
As I entered the inner part of the temple, I saw her being approached by a kid vendor offering her some postcards and ref magnets.
“One for one dollar only.” Said the little girl.
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I know your life has become a routine.You go to work every morning, you go home and the cycle goes on and on.
So if you’re given a chance to travel, you must make the most out of it. Even it means going out of your comfort zone by trying exciting activities or eating food that are new to you.
Dalai Lama said, “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”
Yes. If you feel you don’t have much time, once a year is enough, and it’s going to be worth it if you let go of yourself and take on the adventure.
I took this advice by heart when I traveled to Siem Reap, Cambodia.
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