Myanmar - CAMBODIA - Vietnam - Laos
This time: Cambodia. Crossing the Thai-Cambodian border at checkpoint Poipet, spending quality days at the impressive temples of Angkor and finding out about the capital Phnom Penh and its dark history of the Khmer Rouge. This is the second of four parts documenting a final 30-days-trip through majestic and manic Asia.
Cambodia deeply impressed me, in a negative way because of the traces western mass tourism left in cities like Siem Reap, and positively as I was proven that even after Bagan there were still temples that took my breath away. But it was not the hype around Angkor Wat that really hooked me but rather the small temples that no tourist dared to climb up, protected by the stinging heat and never-ceasing humidity that make Angkor to one of the hottest and most hostile environments I ever visited.
This time, the editing went surprisingly fast and smooth, except for finding the right soundtrack that converts the special atmosphere that Cambodia gave me. After hours of research I found the perfect tune and from there on it all went really smooth. I also feel that I really got familiar with the software and made good progress increasing output quality while reducing total time and nonsensical material. Hope my future videos will become even better...
Read more about Cambodia, my impressions of doomed capital Phnom Penh and why taking empty rifle shells to Singapore is a bad idea at: