• Australia,  Cambodia,  Note

    Dealing with Visa

    Since I only have traveled to neighbor countries, I rarely needed to apply for visa. Except twice, when I went to Australia and Cambodia (I thought we’re friends, Cambodia!). But after this agreement with our handsome foreign minister, Indonesia will be exempted from Cambodia Visa, hooray! You may need to check to the embassy for more details. Cambodia has a system called e-Visa to apply the visa online. I applied it via this website which cost US$25 (US$20 + US$5 processing charge) per person. Not long time after submitting the application, I found this website saying that the site where I applied for visa was a scam. But this one…

  • Cambodia,  Siem Reap

    Angkor Rocks

    Hula! Still from my previous trip to Vietnam and Cambodia, now I put some pictures of me (and my friend, Helen). (If you notice,) I did not put my pictures in previous posts, so here they are. Angkor Wat and its surrounding temples are heaven for taking narcissism pictures! I really love that place. We watched sunrise in Angkor Wat, went to Angkor Thom (Bayon etc), Ta Phrom (Lara Croft Tomb Raider’s scene), watched sunset in Phnom Bakheng, visited Banteuy Srei, had tracking to Kbal Spean and the 1000 Shiva Lingas, and went to other small temples which are SO MANY! I bet an archaeologist will spend few years to finish…

  • Cambodia,  Vietnam

    Crossing the Borders and Mekong River

    10/07/2010 Nowadays there are many buses, night and day, operated between Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Siem Reap (SR). It took 6 hours to go from HCMC to Pnomh Penh (PP) and plus 6 hours to SR. We decided to take Mekong Express (in the day time) based on people recommendation in internet. It is the first bus company that operates HCMC – SR route, so the buses were considered old but I believe they were more professional and experienced. Our hotel in HCMC offered this bus ticket for $25 per person, but we could get $20 from other tour agent. We waited in the tour agent office, to…