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Total Budget Expense in Siem Reap, Cambodia

So how much can one usually spend in Cambodia for 3 days and 2 nights? Minus shopping and other unnecessary expenses? Around 7866.15 Php excluding air fare. The amount is inclusive of expenses in the Philippines (taxis, buses and travel taxes from Cebu to Manila to Clark - around 3000 Php), transport from Bangkok to [...]

Bangkok to Siem Reap: Avoid Scammers from Aranyaprathet to Poipet Border

I received an email from a reader asking for tips on how to get to Siem Reap from Aranyaprathet. She was hesitant because of scammers that are prevalent in the area which I’ve also read about. I already wrote an article about it (read article here) however, it seemed as if I haven’t fully tackled [...]

Cambodia Trip: Engrish and Random Sights in Siem Reap

I'm almost done with my articles about my trip last January in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I figured I'd post some random snapshots of different signs and other observations of sights captured during this break. It would be a waste of shutter if I just kept them inside my computer. As we were hopping from temple [...]

How to Travel to 4 Countries and 8 Local Destinations within 8 Months

and still keep your full-time job! In one of my blog articles last month, I discussed how I was able to travel to 4 countries within 4 months and still maintained my full-time job in a BPO company. I’m writing this entry as a second part of that blog post. Seldom do people know that [...]

No Ordinary Train Ride from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet

We took a train ride from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet so we could reach Siem Reap, Cambodia the cheapest way possible. On land, you can either take a bus or a train, the former is faster though more expensive. 200 Baht vs 48 Baht, it was a no-brainer for us since our funds were already depleted [...]

Cambodia Trip: A Guide to Eating Cheap Khmer Food in Siem Reap

During our stay in Siem Reap, we mostly ate on the streets and nearby eateries. Because of having a limited budget, food is one of the things we had to compromise when eating in Cambodia. We spent 3 days and 2 nights there but we did not starve ourselves during that trip. However, we didn't [...]

Cambodia Trip: Insightful Conversations Over a Fish Massage

Meet Suti, he wants to be tour guide when he grows up. He's only 16 years old and yet he's been working as a fish massage attendant for awhile. Working at night by taking care of the fishes, he also persuades customers to try out the massage service. He currently lives with his grandmother as [...]

Cambodia Trip: Land Mine Victims

Walking past the pathways in the temples and night markets in Siem Reap, I couldn't help but notice traditional music being played in the background. Upon further walking, I was greeted by a sight of individuals playing musical instruments. Sitting in one corner while waiting for my companions to arrive, I listened attentively while taking [...]

Cambodia Trip: Chill Out and Relax at Pub Street in Siem Reap

If you want to chill and hang out like any other tourist in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the Pub Street is for you. This is where the night life happens when traffic is blocked so restaurants and bars can occupy a better portion of the street with tables and chairs. On our 2nd day in Siem [...]

Cambodia Trip: Shuttle Bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok, Thailand

Still not yet done with my posts about my trip to Cambodia but I figured I’d post an entry about how we got back to Bangkok, Thailand from Siem Reap. I received a couple of notifications from readers about how to travel from Siem Reap to Bangkok so I’ll post this one quick as it [...]

Cambodia Trip: Those Khmer Kids Selling Merchandise

"Sir, sir.", I hear a faint voice calling. "3 for 1 dollar, 3 for 1 dollar." A sweet girl was selling her items in a small basket she was carrying. Trinkets and what-nots were inside. She was about five years old but her frame seemed as if she were three. I turned around, trying to [...]

Where to Stay: Bousavy Guesthouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Bou Savy Guesthouse (Bed and Breakfast) Siem Reap, Cambodia I received a couple of questions from readers on where to stay in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Being the ever-resourceful person that I am (insert sarcastic tone), I relied on my friend to search through different hostels there. My only criteria I wanted for hostels in Siem [...]

Cambodia Trip: Haggling Prices in Angkor Night Market

Learned the art of haggling in the night markets in Siem Reap. Only a couple of hours after arriving at the Bousavy Guesthouse, we proceeded to the downtown area to have dinner and dropped by the Angkor Night Market which was a playful sight to behold. So many goods being sold and at cheap prices [...]

One Vacation after Another

You just came from a long vacation and now you're leaving again? The expression on his face was priceless. There was no need to answer as I understood that it was a rhetorical question. I just had to smile to eliminate the moment of silence between his eyes and my smirk. After a trip to [...]