South & Southeast Asia
Koh Rong Island
It took us nineteen hours from Bangkok to get to
because the so-called roads became rivers! We were taken in a minibus luckily (some group's minibus had broken down, so they had to go in the back of a pick-up truck). The next morning we decided to visit Angkor wat and the minibus driver and his friends took us on mopeds, he said it would be $20 to get in and $5 each for them. We had a great day but when we came to pay it turned out to be $25 for them each! Our friends that were staying at the hostel wanted to do the tour the next day but got taken round to completely the wrong place for $8 and when they wanted to get a tut tut to the temples, all of the guys who worked there and slept on the lobby floor started ripping into them and said they could cause a lot of trouble for them and scared the tut tut driver away. We left catching a bus to Phnom Pehn and paid $8 instead of $4! Basically be careful how much you get charged. A government official gets paid $20 a month and we…
A day's hire of a tuk-tuk type vehicle going from
around the temples that are in the main Angkor Wat area cost me $12 and I have been told that's pretty standard. If you want to go to the temples further out, then it will cost more because of fuel.
… It's a very sexy city with an edgy feel to it. It's my favorite city in the world, as it happens.
… Beware the Tuk Tuk scam of U.S. dollar per person or per trip. Beware old U.S. dollar notes are not accepted. Visit the Night Market.
… It's a great place.
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