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    MONEY ABROAD: HOW TO DEAL WITH EXCHANGES AND WITHDRAWALS

    Our tips on how to deal with money exchange, withdrawals, ATMs, foreign currencies, etc., when travelling abroad. HOW TO DEAL WITH MONEY ABROAD Before travelling abroad, one important matter you will have to take into consideration is how to deal with money in every single country you are going to visit. The more countries you are going to touch, the more currencies you will see and handle, and your mind will be getting closer to blow after all the rate exchange conversions! First of all, don’t forget to inform your bank you are going to use your card in determinate countries, in order to avoid to get it blocked; second…

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    COCONUT BEACH: A TROPICAL PARADISE ON KOH RONG ISLAND

    KOH RONG, CAMBODIA The gorgeous Koh Rong island offers many accomodations and Coconut Beach Bungalows, where we stayed, is with no doubt one of the best. White sand, palm trees, crystal clear water, and hospitality cured to the smallest detail. As any remote and isolated location, to get here you need a couple of stages: from Sihanoukville a ferry takes us to Koh Rong main port, on the west side of the island; but Coconut Beach lies on the opposite side, so we need a private taxi boat, set up by the manager, to reach our destination. The landing, straight in the water, is really spectacular, as you can see…

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    SPEEDBOAT ON LAKE TONLE SAP: AN UNFORGETTABLE CROSSING

    We are about to leave Siem Reap after spending four days there and having the chance to see the wonders of Angkor. We are now headed south to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city, and we decided to reach it by boat across the huge Lake Tonle Sap. Tonle Sap is the biggest lake in south-east Asia, and here’s the remarkable experience we had crossing it.   LEAVING SIEM REAP Our journey from Siem Reap starts with a 10 km bus ride, which will be longer or shorter depending on where and how many stops have to be done to pick up people. In our case very long, with 24 people on…

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    THAI-CAMBODIA BORDER: VISA AND TRANSPORTS

    Our journey from Bangkok to Siem Reap crossing the Thai-Cambodia border at Poipet. Today we need to reach the Thai-Cambodia border by train from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet, get the Cambodian Visa in Poipet, and then carry on by bus until Siem Reap. BANGKOK Our day starts with a run to Bangkok’s main train station of Hua Lampong, because the staff members didn’t wake up (famous thai relaxation) and we were locked behind the gate, inside the guesthouse! Running with your backpack on your shoulders at 5.30am isn’t really the best way to start your day. Still we manage to arrive in time to buy the tickets, spending 48 baths (1.3$ circa)…

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    SIEM REAP AND ANGKOR TEMPLES, CAMBODIA

    We just arrived yesterday in Cambodia after crossing the land border from Thailand at Poipet frontier town. We’ll spend four days in the city of Siem Reap to visit the historic temples of Angkor. SIEM REAP Our very first day in Siem Reap starts with a wake-up call at 5 am to explore the temples at dawn and in the chilly air. We rent bicycles for 1$ each from a dear old woman, and ride for 7 km in the crazy traffic among bikes, scooters, tuk-tuks and cars that cross each other without any logic. We reach a huge gate marking the entrance to Angkor site: there are three types of…