As I crossed the border to Cambodia from Thailand, I was extremely nervous. I was excited of course—my itinerary included such dream destinations as Angkor Wat—but the rumors I had heard about the massive crowds of child beggars in Siem Reap made me sick to my stomach. My friends, who had visited Angkor Wat a few weeks before, warned me of crying children who would clutch onto your clothes, as well as scam orphanages who would charge five dollars to buy the children some pencils.
BY BRITTANY EDWARDES
At Frayed Passport, we generally keep stories fun and educational, or reflective and personal. Once in a while, truly weird and terrifying things happen on our travels. I’ve been around the world a couple times and got used to flying somewhere new every six weeks or so for a long time…and this story about Lariam is what I usually tell people when they ask, “What’s the craziest or scariest thing you’ve encountered?”
BY SARAH STONE