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Cambodia...scams and Siem Reap...

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Now there are 3.....We managed to find John hanging around the Ko San road and the next day we headed for Cambodia. After missing the first train we caught the last one by the skin of our teeth. Unfortunatly it turned out to be the equivelant of the slow boat to china but we eventually arrived at the border in the dark. It was shut so we had to spent the night. The town was a ghost town, nothing was going, altho we did come across a random rather tempremental elephant and fed it bananas.

The next day we headed to the border. The hotel did this big sell on a bus you can get, luxurious to siem reap...air con etc...... (YEH RIGHT!!!!) Even after reading all about the 'Scam Bus' we still got sucked in!!! deerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...............

so we bought the tickets and got taken to this place where they tried to sell us the visas which i knew you can get on the border, but to save the argument we let them do it for us. We then got taken to the border on one bus, went through, got on another bus, got taken to a money exchange place where we all got screwed over. Then got another bus which took us to a bus station where we got another bus...
We were not amused....finally we set off along a long bumpy road...arriving at siem reap in the evening. They dropped us all off at this guest house (convienient) but we went somwerhe else.

few pointers:
from border to siem reap get a taxi...faster..abit more expensive but you wont get conned..and its worth it. Should be about 25$ to 35$ ish US$.
you can get visa on border dont listen to anyone who says you cant.
cambodia takes US$ dont change your money at the border you get screwed over.

Posted by livvy 21:21 Archived in Cambodia Tagged backpacking

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