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Why Cambodia you may ask?
Well, some months ago when we were in the planning stages of our Peripatetic Year, Erwin asked what places in the world I would like to visit. We also had discussions about trying to avoid as much of winter as possible, or at least break it up.
At first we talked about Paraguay where we've been a few times, but have since decided that'll wait for another winter. Then, my dream vacation, an African Safari (I love animals). But, as it turns out, the best time of year to see and do what we want to do there is during their winter (our summer). So that has been pushed to probably just before we go back to Canada. After that we thought about some of the more unusual places that we'd both wanted to go see "someday".
We came up with Angkor Wat.
I have to admit that I didn't know the Angkor Temples that we've all seen in National Geographic type pictures were in Cambodia. I also have to admit that I would not have been able to pinpoint Cambodia on a globe, just the general area of Asia. Must have been sick that day in school.
So Erwin cashed in a bunch of his Aeroplan points (business class) and through a tour company hired a private guide and driver. The itinerary is varied. Angkor Wat at sunrise, rural village tour, Ream National Park, a few days on the beach of the South China Sea (Gulf of Thailand more precisely), plus much more.
We leave from Frankfurt on Sunday, February 3 for two weeks of something completely different, as they used to say on Monty Python's Flying Circus. I can't wait!