Cambodia’s been on my travel list for a long time. Ancient temple ruins in the midst of the luscious green jungle, picture-book-like islands and white sand beaches, monks in their orange robes roaming Angkor Wat and of course delicious vegan food.
After all, South East Asia offers a huge variation of exotic fruits and vegetables many Europeans haven’t even heard of. Even though SEA is always considered as being a tough region for vegetarians and vegans alike, plant-based food is getting more common and easier to find.
Our route was clear from the beginning: arrival at the Airport in Phnom Penh and heading the day after to Siem Reap for 4 days in order to explore the famous temple ruins. Then going straight south to Kampot for one night and continuing the trip to Sihanoukville, where we not only explored the Ream National Park but also hopped on a boat to get to the island of Koh Rong Samloem. A few days later we should get back to the mainland, enjoy the surroundings of Otres for one more day and travelling back to Phnom Penh to catch our flight.
We had an adventure!
We were visiting the common must-see touristic places as well as going off the beaten path: roaming the jungle, exploring a National Park for hours without meeting a single soul, driving on “roads” that barely look like you could ride on them, stumble upon wild water buffalos and monkeys, visiting all kinds of Wats (temples) and getting lost but not feeling lost.
While Cambodia may not exactly be the most vegan-friendly country with all the hidden oyster sauce used in their (even vegetarian) dishes, it was fairly easy for us to find something to eat while exploring. We’d recommend grabbing a cheap SIM-card at the airport and using 4G during your trip to check happycow and read our blog to find the best places!
Cambodia Travel Log