Siem Reap to Saigon
Trip Start Feb 01, 2009
79Trip End May 07, 2009
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We got to the check-in desk at the airport and they told us after much farting about that we couldn't board the flight because we didn't have our paper tickets (which we have never seen), so we will have to have words with Expedia.
We then (eventually) got taken to the manager's office, who really wasn't in any mood to help us. By which time, we are getting very angry.
We hit a brick wall when he said that, unfortunately, we couldn't board the flight, we'd have to buy other tickets.
Being as though we had 1 hr until the plane flew, we decided to buy two more tickets, to get to Saigon.
We finally got our tickets and paid the charge to get out of the country.
Once past this desk, we were still a bit pissed off (to say the least) and inadvertantly walked straight past the woman at passport control.
After a couple of minutes faffing about, the security guard escorted us back to the passport control desk, where the lady who had completely ignored us as we wandered passed, then realised that we were English and made a snide comment about there being signs in English, that bitch really had an attitude! (Thank you Hattie)
Hattie was angry and quite short-tempered at this point and said 'Well, she didn't say anything as we walked past!'
At which the lady and the security guard said 'Yes, but there were signs!'
Hattie repeated her previous sentence a little louder and slightly more menacingly.
I could see in the security guard's eyes that he wasn't happy with this and was probably about to nick her (the moment of panic I experienced when I realised this will never leave me), so I then diffused the situation by excusing us and that we had had a very stressful check-in.
So, we left Cambodia with Hattie nearly having been arrested. She could have been a TV star on 'Banged up Abroad'!