Before coming to Phnom Penh I got back in touch with Chris and Dolf from Belgium whom I had traveled with in Laos. They entered Cambodia a few days before me and were on a tight 10 day itinerary for that country. Their plan was to go to the Philippines afterwards and they asked if I wouldn’t like to tag along to share fun and costs. I originally wanted to travel the Philippines in March and June. Thinking about it for a while, the idea of going there earlier with the guys sounded very appealing. I not only would have some great company but also could avoid the chance of getting stuck in a typhoon since the season starts as early as June. I could also come back to Cambodia after my planed stint in Vietnam to visit the rest of the country.
A lot of good arguments so there it was: The first major change of my original itinerary. Beforehand I had to arrange a few things though. I went to the embassy in Phnom Penh to arrange the extended 59 days visa, had to book both flights and my first night of accommodation. I can say it was a little bit of a hassle but it all worked out well and here I am in Manila together with Chris and Dolf – The BLC Crew reunited.
The next updates will come soon as we already did an awesome trip to the North. Stay tuned….