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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



2015: Click here to read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: This video shows you what 2 GRANDPAckers can do in 1 year on (an average of) less than US$55 / EU€50 / GB£43 per day. So, when are you going to start?! … TTFN

GRANDPAcking 2015



Kratie - Lake Fisherboys
JUNE 2015: AU REVOIR OTRES BEACH: When you have stayed in the same place for 2 weeks or more, the locals are starting to get to know you and who you really are. Friendships are developing. A ‘cosiness’ starts to envelop you. Invariably, it becomes easy to just stay where you are and stop moving on. But that is not what I am here to do. There is always a certain amount of sadness when I leave somewhere like Otres Beach and the friends that I have made. However, I learnt something about myself at Otres Beach. I learnt a […]

Snooky to Stung Treng – Cambodia – By Bus



Phnom Penh - Royal Palace 1
MAY 2015: GETTING THERE: I caught the Giant Ibis Night Bus from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. It was the only night bus that was recommended by the locals (and the only one that has not yet had an accident). I booked the bus online and paid by credit card. The price was US$15 for the bed and US$1 for the credit card / on-line booking fee. I booked online so that I could make sure that I reserved a single bed (not a shared double). I found out afterwards that I could have bought it at my hotel for US$12. […]

Phnom Penh – Cambodia – Information