Some little notes on my recent travel to Cambodia
– Our room in Siem Reap is USD6 per night. in Phnom Penh it is USD8 per night. (per pax).
-We were duped (sort of) for USD10 by boarding a so called express bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. it took us bloody 8 hours to get to our destination. whereas it’d cost us about the same had we take the minivan, with a much faster pace.
-Finding halal food in Cambodia is not that difficult. However, taste wise, I reserve my comments there. Alternatively one could resort to Indian food as it is halal and aplenty. And oh, foods aint cheap there. Expect a single serving of fried rice to cost about USD3.50.
-As most of the time you’d be travelling on a tuktuk, bring a face mask. The road is very dusty.
-Try local desserts at Central Market / Psar Thmei in Phnom Penh. Tasty and cheap treats.
-In Phnom Penh it is advisable to go to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and then Choeung Ek Killing Field. You’ll better understand the torture & sufferings of the people during the Khmer Rouge regime.
-Khmer language is very similar to Thai. Although they are not the same but they ‘sound’ similar.
-Had there been more time left to our vacation, we’d definitely head to Sihanoukville. dive baby diveeeee! Phnom Penh is situated in between Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, although it is nearer to the latter.