Cambodia Phnom Penh (2014 July)
This was a long planned trip with my ex-university friends. We booked the cheap flights during AA promo almost a year ago. We actually booked Siem Reap return flights, because we were unaware of where we really want to visit. In the end we booked another KL-Phnom Penh flight 2 months before our trip. So we wasted some money on flights.
Seems like this trip didn’t have a smooth starter. One of my friend forgot his passport upon reaching the airport. And after all the rushing to and fro, he was unable to go.
Upon reaching the airport, getting the local sim card package is a must. We only stayed for a day in Phnom Penh. We will take the night bus, Giant Ibis to Siem Reap.
We didn’t plan in advance for our Phnom Penh visit, so we just randomly walked around, and asked the Guesthouse to book a van for us to go to the Killing Fields, which cost us USD50, and I think the price was a bit high. Well, better to pre book it before you come.
The Killing Fields are a number of sites in Cambodia where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried by the communist Khmer Rouge regime. The best known monument of the Killing Fields is at the village of Choeung Ek, Phnom Penh.
Admission fee was USD6, and still remains at USD6 today.
After the emotional tour, we went to one of the market in Phnom Penh for food and shopping.
We freshen up in our accommodation before our night bus ride with Giant Ibis that night. It’s with sleeping beds, so we can really sleep. We thought the front beds would be nice, but it ended up that the driver keep chatting with some sleepless passenger. So better opt for the middle beds next time.