During our winter break from teaching in South Korea (Dec. 25, 2015 – Jan. 2, 2016), my friend and I took this well earned nine-day trip to Cambodia. It was incredible. Of course we wished we had a few more days, and we regret not paying our respects at the killing fields, but nine days was enough to see many different places and feel like we got to know the country. We split our time between Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Koh Rong, which was a good mix of city, history, and beach. Cambodia is one of, if not the, lowest priced countries in SE Asia, based on my experience, and one of my favorite countries I’ve visited!
Claudia Towne Hirtenfelder has been traveling since 2004, with her first international trip being an exchange program to Switzerland for six weeks. She has since traveled to over 20 countries and has lived in Korea and Sweden. Claudia has a Master’s in Social Studies of Gender from Lund University as well as second Masters from the University of Johannesburg in Tourism and Management.