Cambodia Tips for Vinz & Vero

For Vinz & Vero...

I'm not so sure how helpful this would be, because when we went there last time, our entry point was HCMC (Saigon) and exit point was Bangkok.

We wanted to squeeze in Vietnam (Saigon, Mekong Delta), Cambodia (Phnom Penh & Siem Reap), and Thailand into our 9-day trip.  Too short!!

So here are a few tips right at the top of my head:

- If you can book early, book flights out of BKK to Cambodia (there are flights to Phnom Penh- capital, or if you're going to Angkor Wat - flights to Siem Reap)
-  We came from Phnom Penh, so our flight to Siem Reap was via Cambodia Angkor Air - booked through the Vietnam Airlines website.

- Spend minimum 3 days in Siem Reap. The Angkor complex is huge.  Bring lots of SD cards, or memory for your camera/s.  You can never capture the true beauty of Angkor. Take it all in!!!

- In Phnom Penh we stayed at Blue Lime.  $40 a night, pool, great staff, modern minimalist decor.  Near the Royal Palace, National Museum, etc.  Lots of nightlife in Phnom Penh - parang red light district natin.

- Phnom Penh is an interesting city. But we only spent 2 days there.  Visit the usual touristy spots like the Royal Palace, Killing Fields, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum.  Bring tissue.  It will break your heart. $ is the main currency.

- In Siem Reap, we stayed at Motherhome Guesthouse.  Their honeymoon suite is $20 per night! :) Great staff. They have wi fi too.
- Siem Reap is very very very touristy. It's pretty safe to walk around even at night. You'll mostly see expats. They have lots of nightlife too.
- It's pointless to stay at those big hotel chains that charge > $50 / night. You will be out the whole day touring Angkor Wat and the surrounding areas and will be back late.  Don't forget to include Bantaey Srei even if it's far. It's worth it.

- Here are tips I found on google re travel from BKK to Siem Reap

Don't use the minibus scam service
If you have money - fly
If you have loads of time - take the train
Never talk to touts (parang sa atin, mga fixer, scammer)
Don't use the minibus scam service
IF you still have time, then tour Saigon & the Mekong Delta.  Traveling to Laos is pushing it. But I heard Laos is nice too.

Enjoy!! :)