It is worth looking on the floor when walking around in Cambodia. First we were shocked when we saw a burnt $100 banknote. Then we had a closer look and realized that it was just fake money probably used for card games. Apart from the burnt paper notes, loads of playing cards are scattered around. This lead us to our conclusion that Cambodians like to play cards for money – real or not. Who knows? We already saw the most bizarre regarding food in the Philippines, but Cambodia is a lot alike. Don't feel offended if you see stretched out tongues when walking around the night markets. Together with chicken combs and tarantulas a walk can easily become a horror show.
Cambodia is a cheap country. We read this statement in so many travel blogs. After 1 month in Cambodia, crossing 4 countries, we want to reveal how much we spent on accommodation, transport, food and activities. We wanted to prove it: Is Cambodia really as cheap as many travelers claim? All our expenses refer to our Cambodia Budget Guide where you will find all information based on our travel route. We were surprised about how much less we spent compared to the said travel blogs. However Cambodia was not as cheap as it was apparently a few years ago. Especially in the tourist hot spots Phnom Penh and Siem Reap prices are rising. The provinces, like Kampot and Battambang were more wallet friendly. After breaking down all expenses we're … (Continue reading)
I am walking along an endless street close to Kuta. Indonesian streets and walking don't go well together is the first that an Indonesian would tell you. On the local streets, the motorized traffic makes the rules and that is mainly the scooters. They can be divided into caring drivers vs. I-don't-give-a-shit drivers. For those who want to walk – or have to walk, as Indonesians would say it – because walking is equal to not having a scooter and that is a no-go, have to be cautious. Sidewalks are mostly used for other reasons than to walk on. Streetfood stands, water tanks, wheelbarrows filled with concrete, massage areas and chicken cages can come across your path. You never know what comes next. Avoiding obstacles can become … (Continue reading)