Part II // About leaving Thailand, entering Cambodia and leaving again…

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Day 18 and a lot of adventures later…

Leaving beloved Thailand (Koh Chang)  into Phnom Penh( Cambodia) by Bus was probably not the best idea we ever had.
Not only did it take us 14H but crossing the border and applying for a Cambodian Visa by land already gave us a clear view on what Cambodia is all about…
Consider the term: a tip. Something I always considered to be money you give someone because you were grateful and  happy with the service they provided.
Cambodian tip= a suggestion that is made to tip + the amount that tip should be.  5$ tip in a country where a pack of cigarettes cost $1 is ridiculous.
This isn’t a rage against Cambodia, if we had more time we would have gladly discovered Cambodia further. We only experienced this behaviour at the tourist places. ( Floating villages by boat,land borders, airport, Siem Reap, Tuk Tuk’s )
Phnom Penh was a great experience, genocide museum & killing fields worth visiting, food was great and Angkor Temples absolutely stunning!
Just a bit frustrated that as a tourist, they just won’t leave you alone, everyone is very welcome to try ( otherwise, what’s the point of having tourists?) but please don’t keep on insisting…

Goooood Morning Vietnam!!  Here we are in Hanoi, a city that breathes History, checked out the market straight away and it sure looks great!!
Food is absolutely delicious, I repeat: eat streetfood, point something out on their menu and be surprised!

We’ll be back with more adventures!!

xxx

Marie

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