The Ultimate Hidden Gem Off the Beaten Path Cambodia

Old French Lighthouse 

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Once we took the off beaten path Cambodia, we reached the lighthouse in Kompong Cham. I was excited to overcome my fear of heights. But as I looked up at the so called ‘stairs’, my heart plummeted. The top was high up there, where the wind blows more and harder. 

The stairs were more like ladders attached with flat metal pieces. My niece said, ” No way! I’m not gonna do it!” I felt, I had to, for me. So, I began up the first ladder, one step at a time. The first two ladders were a piece of cake. As I approached closer to the top though, my nerves were becoming on edge. Every step I took closer to the top, I could feel pins spread throughout my feet.

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Overcoming a Fear of Heights

I could no longer look down. My adrenaline had picked up. With every step, it was becoming harder and harder to keep going. At the last ladder, it felt as if my knees would give out. My body kept shaking with each step. It felt as though my knees kept buckling. But I pushed on and kept myself from giving into my fear.

Finally, I made it to the top with adrenaline pumping furiously through out my entire body. I looked out and walked around a little bit. But I couldn’t trust my legs. Now the new obstacle is getting down. What a journey it has been on this off beaten path Cambodia.

Never Give up

Never give up on yourself. You will never know what you can accomplish until you try. So don’t give up even before you make some kind of an effort. You can surprise yourself at what you can do! Keep putting that foot in from it you and don’t give in to stress or the hard times in life. You can do it!

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About the Old French Lighthouse

This tall lighthouse towers over the Mekong river, which brings one of Asia’s best waterways through this pleasant yet quiet town. This age old french lighthouse is on the opposite side from the little market. Not too long ago, this building was just a shell. But nowadays it’s beginning to have more and more backpackers visiting this off beaten path in Cambodia. Unfortunately none of this takes away the fearsome metal ladders that you have to climb to reach the top. If you’re like me and you enjoy taking on your fears, then go for it!

Once you make it to the top, you’ll get a magical view of nature mixed with the town and watch cars pass on the Kazuma bridge as you try not to think about how high up you are. This colonial lighthouse was created in the 1900s so that cargo boats on the river could be seen.

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I´m a kooky girl that likes to travel. I grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. Then moved to Northern California for about 5 years. But now, it's going on 5 years living in Sweden with my hubby and our furbabies, plus our little boy and my mom has joined our crew! Over the pandemic time, it has been hard to travel. Thus, my travel blog had been at a stand still. I started going to a University and I had a baby. Now I'm on a different kind of adventure. But my family and I plan on traveling when we can still. Traveling is something I cherish. New adventures is what keeps me moving, that and a stubbornness. I have a weird sense of humor if you haven´t figured that out from my posts. My writing can be perplexing, but I like to tell stories, and the best way is from my own experiences. So sit back and relax, as you take a spin through my hikes or enjoy following my footsteps as I wander in different countries! Most of my writings will be focused on hikes and the outdoors in Sweden.

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