After years of oppression in the twentieth century, Cambodia is a country rediscovering itself. The successor state to the mighty Khmer empire, which, in its pomp, stretched across much of what is now Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, the marks of both the horror of last century and the grandiosity of what was before are clearest to see in the emerging luxury destinations of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.
Some people are put off visiting certain places simply because of a reputation or a perceived image. Amsterdam is normally the first one people name as being one to avoid because of hordes of revellers looking for a good time.
In fact, Amsterdam is beautiful and one should not miss out visiting it purely because of conceptions or hearsay – especially not when you can go on trips such as this one.