I had Monday-Wednesday off work for a Buddhist holiday in Cambodia, so I went with some friends to the riverside city of Kampot and the nearby coastal city of Kep.
Kampot is a cute little town, proud of it's giant durian fruit statue in the center of the city.
We wandered around along the riverside, which is famous for the street vendors who make fresh fruit smoothies.
Our multi-course street-food dinner was delicious.
From Kampot, we took a tour of Bokor mountain to see the mountains and ruins
An abandoned church
Inside the church
A Buddhist temple on the mountain
The temple on the edge of a cliff--had an amazing view
Hannah and I
The kids were getting pretty excited about something in that truck...
...It was monkeys
We climbed around (and into) a beautiful waterfall
Monument for "Grandma Mao," said to be protector of travelers and give good luck
We went on a boat ride along the river and made friends with the driver's little daughter.
One night in a bungalow on the beach on Rabbit Island
Trekking through the jungle
Kayaking into open sea from Kep
Yet another beautiful sunset as we made our way back to the docks
Cave exploration on our trip back.
It was straight-up Indy Jones stuff