Like the one before, this week’s Photo of the Week also comes from one of Cambodia’s beautiful islands. We visited Koh Rong Samloem on a diving trip with Island Divers and well, I just can’t wait to tell you all about it. But for now, a teaser, in the form of Photo of the Week number 22.

Koh Rong Samloem

It wasn’t an easy choice this week. We saw views like this above water…

Koh Rong Samloem

And scenes like these below.

Koh Rong Samloem Diving

What a beautiful week! I feel so incredibly lucky to have been able to visit these islands in their pristine and innocent state, one that surely will not last forever.

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And now, the moment all you voters have been spending sleepless nights tossing and turning over. Where will next week’s Photo of the Week be brought to you from?

Laos vs. Vietnam

It’s true, I was secretly voting for Laos while Mark was cheering for victorious Vietnam, who ended up with 57% of the vote. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always had Vietnam on my “to-do” list, I just don’t think 2-3 weeks is enough time to see it all.

And so we aren’t going to. Rather, we are focusing on exploring the South of Vietnam by motorcycle, starting tomorrow! Now that I’ve accepted the results and got my hands on a black market Lonely Planet (hey LP, I did buy a legit copy of the Laos guide) I couldn’t be more excited about the route we’re taking… the one you guys are sending us on! Thanks a million to everyone who voted!

Vietnam, we’ll see you tomorrow.

  • Alex
    November 12 2011

    I’m voting on the image of Mark with the scary black and red starfish! It was a close call between that and the first image 🙂

  • Wes
    November 12 2011

    seahorse! Amazing… Lucky punks. Mark looks so fit in hire gear. Xx.

    • Alex
      November 12 2011

      The seahorse was just one of the many creatures on parade we saw on that dive… it was crazy! I have a full post about diving in Cambodia in the works, but suffice it to say you should do it if the opportunity ever comes your way.

  • Roy
    November 12 2011

    Great photo of the week as always Alex! Are you still in Cambodia?

  • Mark
    November 12 2011

    Cheers Wes! Haha

  • Amanda Kendle
    November 12 2011

    57% was a pretty close call! I agree, 2-3 weeks is a rush, I did end-to-end of Vietnam in 2 weeks and it was fantastic but if I had my time again I would do it in at least double that. Enjoy!!

    • Alex
      November 14 2011

      Yeah, especially with me working on the road, we definitely like to take it slow. So we are just tackling Southern Vietnam in our 2-3 weeks, and even that is going to be action packed! There is so much to do in this country!

  • Briony-Jane
    November 13 2011

    YAY! We voted Vietnam, have great fun! 🙂

    Amazing photos as usual Alex!

  • Kris Koeller
    November 15 2011

    Beautiful shot. Looks amazing.

  • Kelsey
    November 20 2011

    Lovely shots! I found your blog through Almost Fearless, and I’ll certainly be following along!

    • Alex
      November 21 2011

      Thanks Kelsey! I’m glad you’ll be sticking around!

  • Stephen
    November 22 2011

    Wow, the island looks beautiful. I only made it to the north of Cambodia. Next time I’ll reach the south.

    • Alex
      November 22 2011

      Stay tuned for more posts about the islands! And if you are hoping to visit, hurry, because sadly all of the islands have been sold to developers with dreams of Koh Samui- like monstrosities in mind.

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