Of all of the millions of people in the United States, only 38% hold passports, according to expeditioner.com. Think of the billions of people in the world who have not traveled. To be able to say you have makes you a better person because experiences shape us into a more wise individual. We are not just moving through life anymore, we have stopped to live life. As Robert Frost said, "two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
So why should you buy a cheap ticket to Cambodia or Egypt?
The climate is relatively high year round, but from November to April, the temperatures dip to 72 degrees. At any other time during the year, it can get as high as 104. Although summer is fast approaching and millions of people are narrowing down their choices, Cambodia is best traveled during the winter.
Highlights to Cambodia include visiting three major tourist cities such as
Phnom Penh--Among some of the places to visit is the Royal Palace. The Silver Pagoda has silver tiles covering the floor. Personally I would rather walk on gold, but walking on this tile will make you feel royal. What is a foreign city without a market. Be sure to visit this city's Central market or Psah Thmay. Anything and everything is sold here from gold, food, fabric, clothes, shoes, jewelry, etc.
Angkor Wat is another highlight you will want to see. It took 40 years to build, and its beauty still resonates. WHile here, be sure to visit Neak Pean. This temple is said to bring healing as its four ponds are built in a crucifix formation.
The one thing I strongly recommend is to use a tour company. You can plan out your trip wherever you go, but it pays to use a guided tour in some countries.
Egypt is always a country to visit, but there are tourists who are expressing their concerns on traveling this year as it is a new election year, and the Egyptian people are awaiting on the outsome of Mubarak and his sons sentencing both happening in June. The many replies that I have come across is it should be fine as long as you stay away from the rallies and any political upheaval during this time.
There is so much to take in, of the obvious are the pyramids, but there are museums, mosques, temples, and other landmarks. A vacation in June is not recommended in Cairo, Alexandria, and Sinai but there are dozens of tour companies and many travel agencies who can support your trip with tour packages for other areas of Egypt such as a Nile River cruise. Places like Luxor, Aswan, Sharm Elsheikh, Hurhgada, etc.
So, which road will you choose?