Asia, Travel

Siem Reap

I  know it’s been a bit quiet around the blog, but after my super busy June, it’s been nice to just slow down and chill out. And well, when I slow down, my mind slows down and then I just get lazy. I am much better when I’m busy, busy, busy – sort of. And since July has been a quieter month, there’s not really been much going on in my life.  I’m not even sure what I’ve been up to, but it’s not very blog worthy! But after more than 2 months of staying put in the Little Red Dot, I am brushing off the cobwebs from my passport and putting it to use! Hurrah!

Siem Reap

Do you recognize where the above photo was taken? No? I’ll give you a clue…

Think Lara Croft… Think Tomb Raider.. Think Maddox – Angelina’s oldest child..

Yep, I’m off to Cambodia. More specifically, Siem Reap.  That picture was taken when I went to Angkor Wat a really long time ago.  I just realized that it’s been a decade – that’s 10 bloody years! – since I first set foot in Cambodia.  Wow. I am seriously a bit slow lately, I was thinking it was only 9 years. But nope, a full fledged decade.  Eeek! Siem Reap

That picture was taken back then when I was still young and innocent.  Who am I kidding, I am still young and innocent!!

I had pretty much just flown in from New York to meet my then boyfriend for our holiday – so don’t mind that outfit!!  He lived in London and we hadn’t seen each other in a couple of months – See! Even back then I was all about international long distance relationships. HAHA  In any case, we were doing a little tour of Southeast Asia before hitting up Jakarta for a friends wedding.

I’m excited to head up there again; it’s going to be so different from my first experience there.  Plus it’s massively changed, not sure for the better, but… We’ll see!

Really, it’s not going to be a weekend of sightseeing; I’m looking forward to chilling out up there with my girls, Ali and Cathrin.  Ali has been living in Siem Reap for the past 7 months so it will be nice to experience Siem Reap through the eyes of an expat and not just as through a traveler passing through. There are a few things I want to check out while I’m there, so stay tuned…!

Hope your summer is more exciting then mine…! 😉


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  • James McKernan

    Have fun there. I really
    Loved it!!

    We miss u over here in the Miserable Little Island!!

  • sileas

    Safe travels! My last trip to Cambodia was 6 years ago, so I’m looking forward to seeing how it’s like now 😉

  • Jen

    Have so much fun!!!!

  • Have an awesome trip! Did you know Alicia Vikander is going to be the new Lara Croft? I love her!

  • That sounds like such a fun time! Nothing beats being able to hang out with your girlfriends in a new and fun city! I can’t wait to hear all about your trip!

  • Safe and fun trip! I’ve never been to Cambodia. Jan & I wanted to do an active package tour to Cambodia-Vietnam-Laos but haven’t tried it yet.

    Enjoy! 🙂

  • Natasha N

    Oh, man – that’s a site I really want to see! I hope you have fun!!

  • I’ve always wanted to visit. It sounds like you’re going to have such a great time with your friends. Enjoy!

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  • Enjoy your trip, it’s going to be awesome!

  • Love the photo of the one-decade-ago Julie! I’ve never been to Cambodia, but I’ve been planning to go there, does that count? Enjoy your trip and Siam Reap:)

  • I give you so much credit to have an international relationship! It definitely says a lot about you (in a good way) 🙂 Great article!

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  • Eva

    Great post. It must have felt great visiting Siem Reap after a decade. Hope you had a wonderful time there 🙂

    xoxo Eva |

  • clara mcmillan

    I can’t wait to see photos, have so much fun!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

  • Waz

    Safe travels! Hope you enjoy your time in Siem Reap. Can’t wait to see your photos, especially of the food. 😉

  • Hope you had fun!! I would love to visit there one day.