A November 2005 trip
to Cambodia by icheapa
Quote: From street vendors to home-cooked meals in Cambodia
I was lucky enough to be invited with Khmer friends from back home, who were also going back to visit friends and family in Cambodia which made the experience even better. What I love best about being in Cambodia is the food and the arts. The people are warm and the land is just beautiful. Though Cambodia is a young vibrant country building itself back after years of war and ravage to its people and land. As it opens its door to more and more tourist, the larger cities, especially Siem Reap, is changing ever so rapidly with enormous hotels, restaurants for foreigners and huge tour buses rumbling through the old ancient roads.
Visa we flew into Siem Reap, be prepared to fill out and pay for a month-long tourist visa. They'll ask if you have a picture, which if you don't and I didn’t, you pay an extra . For the amount of tourists that come for Angkor Wat, I’m sure they'll be rebuilding a bigger airport in the future.Money exchange riel or dollars. It’s a good idea to have small increments of American dollars to spend there. They like if you can pay with the US dollar. There are a few ATMs in Phnom Pehn, but you will get that in riels.Sleeves if your visiting the palace in Phnom Pehn, make sure you wear something with a sleeve and decent (too much cleavage, mini skirt, etc.). Otherwise, they'll make you pay to borrow a big, used T-shirt for the duration of your visit.
The best way to get around was on motor bike or tuk tuk. You should try and haggle the price before getting in if you can. You can also hire a private driver and car for an air-conditioned ride around town.
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