Holiday in Cambodia!

Summer is here! At least in the northern hemisphere and many of you teachers are taking a well deserved time off.

The team at Teacherhorizons want to wish you a very pleasant time off full of adventure, sunshine and relaxation if this is indeed what rocks your boat.

I made my way back to Siem Reap after 2,5 months in Prague and I found the Teacherhorizons office empty! Yes, they too deserve their holiday so excuse us while we recharge our batteries! However, it’s still possible for you to contact the team should you have questions about your placement abroad or to discuss your next career move so don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Now…If you’re not sure where to head this summer and Asia has been on your list, why not give Cambodia a go?

Yes, it’s the rainy season but we prefer to call it the green season instead. The almost daily storms are much welcome after a prolonged period of drought but don’t worry, it generally doesn’t rain all day everyday. The days start fairly clear with fresh breeze and only by the mid afternoon or the evening the clouds will have gathered in a layer of thick grey fluff and the humidity has built up to make your hair curly. Forget your hair straighteners and go frizz all the way, that’s my advice after 8 wet seasons in the country. The benefits are clear – less dust, less people in the ancient temple sites and cheaper rates for accommodation. The green season also brings the most gorgeous sunsets so get your cameras ready!

For me it’s time to wrap up my time here and consolidate my worldly possessions and belongings which have gathered in alarming amounts. I will be moving back to Europe, Prague awaits and with it my next adventures, but in the meantime I will enjoy the last few weeks in the Kingdom of Wonder and give my new camera run for its money.

In any case, here’s what holiday in Cambodia has in stall for you should you decide to travel this way.

Vibrant countryside near Siem Reap

Vibrant countryside near Siem Reap

Fishing

Fishing

Young green shoots of rice ready to be replanted

Young green shoots of rice ready to be replanted

Green patchwork of rice fields as seen from helicopter

Green patchwork of rice fields as seen from helicopter

Reflections in Beng Mealea

Reflections in Beng Mealea

Rain falls heavily outside Preah Khan

Rain falls heavily outside Preah Khan

Submerged trees in the moat of Angkor Thom

Submerged trees in the moat of Angkor Thom

Tonle Sap lake as seen from Phnom Krom at sunset

Tonle Sap lake as seen from Phnom Krom at sunset

Written by Anna Bella Betts, Teacherhorizons blog manager by night and photographer by day.