WHY SHOULD I GO IF I CAN JUST VIEW THE PICTURES ON THE NET?


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Ever since I moved to Indochina, I’ve been conflicted about visiting Siem Reap, Cambodia.  It’s the largest ruin in the region, the Machu Picchu of Southeast Asia.  And of course, being Cambodia’s touristic cash cow, it’s full of beggars, pick pockets, con men and women and one could easily let this ruin the experience.

I can easily see what’s there by simply searching on Google images.  These pictures were taken by people with expensive cameras.  Why risk mine by taking it there?

I’ll probably go for the same reason I went to Machu Picchu.  Because eventually if I ever leave this area, I’d kick myself if I didn’t.

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