Travel Throwback #1: Cambodia


Photo belongs to Bonnie Rose Photography © 2007 – 2014 All Rights Reserved |

 I have started a new series for Thursdays on A Compass Rose called ‘Travel Throwback’.  Every week I will dive through my travel photo archives and share with you a photograph.  One of my most favourite places that I have been to was Cambodia.  I have wanted to go there for so many years and was so excited when my parents surprised me with a trip there.  My parents and my younger sister had been spending the summer backpacking throughout South East Asia while I was taking care of my one year old during my husband’s time consuming training with the US Air Force. They decided to give me a little vacation and fly me out to Cambodia to meet them before my father and sister returned home to the US.  My mum and I then spent the next several days in Cambodia for the Asian Mission Conference that year and then went on to Thailand.  This was one of my first photographs that I took outside our hotel in Cambodia at the beginning of our travels.  I was so excited to be in Cambodia and honestly I cannot wait to return again.

*Photo used for A Compass Rose and belongs to Bonnie Rose Photography © 2007 – 2014 All Rights Reserved |


  • Harine G

    The idol looks like an Indian Goddess.

    • Bonnie Rose

      They have some amazing sculptures there and the people are so beautiful and nice.

  • Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

    Brilliant pic. Cambodia looks like an amazing place.

    • Bonnie Rose

      Thank you Louisa! It is and I hope you can go one day. So beautiful.

  • Kaelene Spence

    Looking forward to reading more about your past travels!

    • Bonnie Rose

      Thank you Kaelene, its always good to dive back through old photos. Will have to scan much on the computer too. 😉

  • Sammy Dorn

    Ahh I have always wanted to visit Cambodia!! I went to Vietnam and am sad that I didn’t just go while I was in that part of the world

    • Bonnie Rose

      Oh you should! I need to go back to SE Asia too so I can go to Vietnam. x

  • Chantal

    So cool I’ve been doing this a few times on thursday now in style of the Throwback Thursday’s you see on twitter and instagram. I like the name Travel Throwback more though!

    Awesome photo!

    • Bonnie Rose

      Thanks, it just sorta came out when I was typing. I like the term too. x

  • Jessica – Independent Travel C

    We are heading to Cambodia in April for the first time and are very excited. We’ll be in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh if you have any tips to share.

    • Bonnie Rose

      Definitely try the khmer food and talk to the locals, everyone we met was so friendly.

  • Rachel G

    My whole family went to Cambodia last year–but not me because I was stuck over here in the US! They say it was one of their favorite trips of all time, I hope to go someday.

    • Bonnie Rose

      Oh I bet they love it! You will have to get over there one day too! x

  • adventuresofalondonkiwi

    I love reliving old travels – it’s the best way to keep them alive in our memories!

    • Bonnie Rose

      It is the best. I love being able to put photos into a slideshow and sharing with my family too. x

  • Megan C. Stroup

    I just went to Cambodia and Thailand last week, and I LOVED Cambodia. So beautiful and the people were so friendly and inquisitive. I’ll definitely be sharing Cambodia posts/pictures for your TT linkup over the next few weeks. :)