The Amateur Traveler talks to Noah Lederman of SomewhereOrBust.com about his recent trip to Cambodia. Noah was drawn to Cambodia because of some of the dark recent history as he researched a character for a novel.
“I always had a strong interest in Cambodia. I started doing research for a book where my central character was a survivor of the Cambodian genocide. So after pouring through the literature on those years I really wanted to see it first hand.”
But while drawn to its darker side Noah also visited the beautiful Anchor Wat near Siem Reap, meeting the tuk-tuk driver early in the morning to see the sunrise over the massive temple complex. He traveled as far as the lesser-visited temple of Banteay Srei as well as Ta Prohm the “tree temple”, Preah Khan, and Ta Sam.
Noah also relaxed on Rabbit Island near Kep, Cambodia as well as visiting the “Crab Market” there, and also traveled to Battambang where he rode on the bamboo trains. He also visited Phnom Penh with its night market, the royal palace as well as the sobering Tuol Sleng – S21 memorial.
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