I had the pleasure of meeting readers on the road while in Cambodia. These were unexpected encounters and it was nice that they spared their time even if they were tired from a long day of temple-hopping.
I wrote 20 articles about Siem Reap during my trip last year which has become a guide for Filipinos who want to know more information about this quaint city. But I didn’t expect that I would actually meet some readers while I’m here. Below are the stories of our chance meet-ups.
Tony & Denisse
with Tony & Denisse at the Kingdom of Cambodia border
I was at the Hua Lamphong Railway Station so I could take the train from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet border. Inside the train, I saw a couple searching for a seat. I found out they were Filipinos when they were talking to each other. I had to open my mouth and ask them how they were.
Me: Kamusta? (How are you?)
Tony: Hey, you’re also a Pinoy!
Me: Yeah, you headed to Siem Reap?
Tony: Yes, we’re going to Siem Reap. *brief pause* Wait a minute, are you soloflightEd?
I was too speechless to react that I simply nodded my head to confirm Tony’s assumption. He then introduced me to his girlfriend, Denisse. I ended up accompanying them to their destination. We also had dinner the night before they left.
Carlos & Cathrina
It was my friend, Doi, who first met these guys at the Poipet border. Their conversation went something like this:
Doi: So where are you guys staying?
Carlos & Cathrina: In Bou Savy Guesthouse.
Doi: Ah, where’d you get the information? *Doi was already smiling*
Carlos & Cathrina: We got it from a blogger we read whose name is Ed.
Doi: Ohhhhh! so do you want to meet Ed?
In the end, we met up for dinner and capped the night off with talks about blogging and online money-making; two of the topics you can’t get me to shut up. haha.
It’s nice to meet people on the road who are also passionate about travelling. In these two instances, I was told that they used my website as their reference to plan their trip to Siem Reap. I’m really glad that my blog has helped them in some way.
Tony & Denisse, Carlos & Cathrina, thanks for sparing your time despite your busy schedules! Hope to meet you again when I go back to the Philippines! Thanks as well for letting me place your pictures here, exposed na kayo. haha.
Check out my other adventures in Siem, Reap Cambodia:
- Quick Update from Bousavy Guesthouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Siem Reap and Bangkok Chronicles
- Getting There: Cebu to Manila to Clark to Bangkok to Aranyaprathet to Siem Reap
- No Ordinary Train Ride From Bangkok to Aranyaprathet
- Bangkok to Siem Reap: Avoid Scammers from Aranyaprathet to Poipet Border
- Where to Stay: Bousavy Guesthouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Cambodia Trip: Angkor Thom Gate, Bayon Temple and Elephant Terrace
- Cambodia Trip: Trees in Ta Prohm Temple, Siem Reap
- Cambodia Trip: Walking Barefoot at Angkor Wat Temple
- Cambodia Trip: Pre Rup, Banteay Srei and East Mebon Temples
- Cambodia Trip: Haggling Prices in Angkor Night Market
- Cambodia Trip: Those Khmer Kids Selling Merchandise
- Cambodia Trip: Chill Out and Relax at Pub Street in Siem Reap
- Cambodia Trip: Insightful Conversations Over a Fish Massage
- Cambodia Trip: Land Mine Victims
- Cambodia Trip: A Guide to Eating Cheap Khmer Food in Siem Reap
- Cambodia Trip: Engrish and Random Sights in Siem Reap
- Cambodia Trip: Shuttle Bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok, Thailand
- Total Budget Expense in Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Tips and Things to Know about Siem Reap, Cambodia
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