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Saigon to Siem Reap Map
FEBRUARY 2020: OVERVIEW: I flew my 2 daughters out from New Zealand to join me in Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Our plan was to tour the Mekong Delta before making our way up through Cambodia to Siem Reap (picking up the best highlights along the way). This is our route: … this is our story … PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong (or the ‘VND’). I will refer to them as V$s. At the time of writing, the exchange rates were: US$1 EU€1 GB£1 Published Wholesale Rate V$23,215 V$25,775 V$30,156 Effective Exchange Rate V$22,538 […]

Mekong Delta, Vietnam to Siem Reap, Cambodia – Living Ideas



Angkor - 50 - Angkor Thom Faces
JANUARY 2016: OVERVIEW: I have provided information about Siem Reap here. I have also provided information on how much it would cost 2 GRANDPAckers to visit Siem Reap to investigate their retirement options here. I will not duplicate that information on this page. Here, I will focus on Siem Reap as a Retirement Location. A ROUGH DIAMOND: Siem Reap is not a place for the faint-hearted. It lacks the sophistication that you find in, say, Malaysia. Siem Reap is for the more open minded and the more adventurous. Corruption and nepotism are rife. It’s not ‘what you know’, it is […]

SIEM REAP



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APRIL 2015: OVERVIEW: I flew directly to Siem Reap, Cambodia from Bangkok. I spent the whole 14 nights in the central area of Siem Reap and visited the temples of Angkor. CROSS REFERENCES: For more information, read my post on Siem Reap. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: ACTUAL COSTS: Accommodation: My accommodation included in-room WiFi and a free breakfast in a guesthouse / hostel with a pool and a restaurant / bar. Food: Typical food […]

Siem Reap – Cambodia – GRANDPAcking Costs



Angkor - 43 - Bayon Temple View
APRIL 2015: Click here to read our Retirement Review. ARRIVAL: I used CHEAPFLIGHTS.COM to book a flight from Bangkok directly to Siem Reap International airport. The flight took 1 hour and we landed at 2:30pm. Arrival cards were not given out in flight. Instead we were given 3 forms as we disembarked the aircraft. This meant that everyone was competing for the limited writing table space outside the customs hall. The 3 forms were (a) an arrival / departure card (b) a customs declaration and (c) a declaration about your general health. A lot of information needed to be triplicated across […]

Siem Reap – Cambodia – Information



Patong - Walk - 9
MARCH / APRIL 2020: OVERVIEW: My ‘6 Year Around The World’ tour is complete. We are going back to some of the best Retirement Locations in S. E. Asia. … we now look at Patong, Phuket, Thailand … PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht (or the ‘THB’). I will refer to them as T$s. At the time of writing, the wholesale exchange rates were: US$1 EU€1 GB£1 Published Wholesale Rate T$32.16 T$35.62 T$39.81 Effective Exchange Rate T$30.59 T$33.89 T$37.89 You will NOT get these wholesale rates (read the ‘Money’ section, below); expect to lose 5%. I […]

Patong – Thailand – Information (COVID-19)



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MARCH 2020: OVERVIEW: My 2 daughters and I flew from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Chiang Mai, Thailand on AirAsia. … this is our Chiang Mai story … PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht (or the ‘THB’). I will refer to them as T$s. At the time of writing, the exchange rates were: US$1 EU€1 GB£1 Published Wholesale Rate T$31.47 T$35.73 T$40.73 Effective Exchange Rate T$30.21 T$34.30 T$39.10 You will not get these wholesale rates; expect to lose a minimum of 4% … and as much as 6% (see, below). Over time, these exchange rates will change. […]

Chiang Mai – Thailand – CAT Motors Motorbike Rental – Living Ideas