Day 1: Traveling to Cambodia - Visa Run? Holiday? Or Getting out of my comfort zone?
So I booked a flight.
|Office of the Day - Siem Reap Hostel|
Night 1 - Siem Reap
Got some work done at the airport and caught up with all the podcast episodes I've been missing out on. Kind of cool listening to Tropical MBA again and heading Dan and Ian talk about people that I now know in person after living in Chiang Mai.
Bought a local sim card with 3.5gb of internet access for only $6! Changed some Thai baht to USD and totally got ripped off with the exchange rate...should have done it in Thailand instead. The cool thing is the whole country uses U.S. dollars and only really uses their money when giving out small change, really easy for Americans.
Booked a room at The Siem Reap Hostel and got a free airport pick up. Got a private room with ensuite and a balcony facing a temple for $30 a night.
Day 1 - Signed up for a cycling tour for $25. Really really really good. My guide was named Tye and he was extremely friendly, and helpful. Highly recommended.
|Fantastic day bike riding.|
|Breakfast as part of the tour, with fresh coconut milk|
I feel like Cambodia is what Thailand was like 10 years ago, really authentic, 3rd world and filled with wonder. No wonder Angelina Jolie was so in love with this place.
Siem Reap, Cambodia