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I’m in Cambodia!

Thanks for the emails of concern – Just wanted to let you all know that I’ve made it to Cambodia safely via the Poipet border. The Thai/Cambodia conflict that’s being splashed all over the news is taking place at another border crossing.

It took about four and a half hours to get to Poipet from Bangkok. Surprisingly went through the border process pretty smoothly compared to all the stories I’ve read about being scammed. Walking into Cambodia was like walking back in time – it was a quick reminder for me that I was in a third world country.

From Poipet to Siem Reap was another 3 hours by taxi or 6 hours by bus (free). I met a trio from Japan and shared a taxi to Siem Reap at roughly $13 a head. The ride was pretty rough – bumpy dirt road 75% of the way while dodging potholes at the same time…

Anyway, I’ll be starting my first day of exploring the Temples of Angkor at sunrise tomorrow. I can’t wait!


2 responses to “I’m in Cambodia!”

  1. marvin says:

    hi sophia! OMG hahha im so jealous and excited of all the places you have visited! i’m so sorry i haven’t been leaving messages or blogs or what ever you call this.. comments haha.. i just didnt know how.. but i’ve been reading everything and have been up to date on all your travels.. you’re a great journalist by the way hehe.. i feel like im there with you.. happy to know youre doing well and are in good health and are safe.. i celebrated my 30th.. everyone had a good time and was trashed hahha dont worry your other halves (sheila and jill) made it out! i miss you sophia!!! get me necklaces or braclets! heheh look at me askin for stuff.. haha love you sophia! love and blessings.. – marvin

  2. Sophia says:

    Good to hear from you M! Happy Belated Bday! BIG 30 Wow! Yes, I’ll get you something for sure! This trip is going way too fast! I’m already thinking about my next one. Love and miss you!

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