Into Cambodia... easier said than done!
Trip Start Jan 12, 2008
171Trip End Oct 01, 2008
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Bargaining my way onto the bus even though I'm the only person who doesn't already have a ticket: 350 baht ($11) and no problem!
"3.5 to 4 hour drive" to the border at Poipet: 6 hours
Getting a $20 visa on arrival: 1000 baht, $33.5· with the option to pay more to the police officer who is standing right below the sign that says $20 and just begging for a problem!
"5 hour", 153 kilometer drive to Siem Reap: 12 hours and the bumpiest ride of my life!
Flat tire after about 50 kilometers into Cambodia: Late· my bet was on going down after just 25 kilometers·
Inability of 25 people to change the flat tire after 2 hours: Unexpected, at best
Hitch hiking the rest of the way in the back of a freight truck: dustiest thing I've ever done and tough on the cheeks to say the least!
Showing up in Siem Reap at 1:30am (18.5 hours later) and deciding to go to the bars before heading straight to see the ruins of Angkor Wat before sunrise: Classic·
Seeing Angkor Wat at sunrise: PRICELESS!!!