South & Southeast Asia
Koh Rong Island
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 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…
… It's a great place.
… 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.
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