I am back from my 10-day birthday travel around Vietnam and Cambodia, and except for, and also maybe because of, some mishaps two hours before we left the Philippines last week, I’d say this travel is one of my most amazing and meaningful trips abroad. My 30th birthday was something that I really look forward to (as my previous posts will attest) and I just wanted to be very busy before the big day and then just relax and kinda enjoy some slow travel from then on.
So, I found myself hopping from Halong Bay to Hanoi to Hue to Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, then to Phnom Pehn in Cambodia during the first six days of my travel. The remaining four days were leisurely spent in Siem Reap, also in Cambodia, where the world-famous Angkor Wat hogs the spotlight.
I really didn’t know what to expect from this travel, but then again, I strongly believe that the universe conspires to grant the desires of our hearts. Well, it actually surpasses our desires, right? I was taken on a life-changing ride, literally and figuratively.
Oh, I can’t wait to tell you about my adventures and I am really eager to let you meet the fascinating people I’ve met on this travel. But I have to unpack my stuff first and prepare a different bag as I will be traveling to Bicol in a few hours from now. Really, one of the best things about traveling is knowing you are coming home – as a better person. 🙂
Love and light, everyone. Go, juanderlust! 😀
- Photograph taken with a Nikon Coolpix AW100 while biking to Angkor Wat.