Tag: cambodia

  • How to get a Cambodian tourist visa

    How to get a Cambodian tourist visa

    I have good news and bad news. The bad news is you probably need a tourist visa to visit Cambodia. The good news is that it’s cheap and painless to get. Here is everything you need to know about the process of getting a Cambodian tourist visa. Who needs a visa Unless you’re traveling with…

  • Things to do in Siem Reap (that are not Angkor Wat)

    Things to do in Siem Reap (that are not Angkor Wat)

    Most people go to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat, but the city has an interesting variety of things to see and do in its own right. These are all the coolest things to do in Siem Reap when you’re done exploring Angkor Wat. Check out the Wat Preah Prom Rath temple This quaint temple…

  • Balling on a budget: When a cheap vacation is also a luxury vacation

    Balling on a budget: When a cheap vacation is also a luxury vacation

    I’m a teacher, so I don’t have so much disposable income that I can afford 5-star hotels whenever I travel. I usually settle for 3-star with good guest reviews (with very mixed results). But in some places, a modest income can stretch a long way. When we booked our trip to Cambodia, where you can…

  • Could I Live Here? Siem Reap Edition

    Could I Live Here? Siem Reap Edition

    A lot of expats love Siem Reap for its affordability and laid back vibe. You see them wandering into the street from the bars they own wearing harem pants with elephants all over them. It’s probably a pretty wonderful life with a few caveats. Atmosphere Since it’s smaller than Phnom Penh, Siem Reap feels a…

  • Getting weed in Siem Reap

    Getting weed in Siem Reap

    I don’t make a habit of searching out drugs when I travel. That being said, after one of our guides in Phnom Penh mentioned getting high and visiting a temple, curiosity got the best of me. I asked where a traveler might get weed in Siem Reap, and to my surprise, the answer is really…

  • Things to know when visiting Cambodia

    Things to know when visiting Cambodia

    Though you’ll learn most of these things fairly quickly after arriving in Cambodia, these warnings and tips will help you know what to expect.  It’s unbearably hot Coming from a place where it’s just settling into late fall, suddenly experiencing 90+ degree weather is pretty brutal. Despite the fact that the average daily temperatures for…