20 September 2009

Sights ~ Bus Trip from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

Note: This is a Work-In-Progress. Target Completion Date: 31 Jan 2010

Sun, 20th Oct 2009. Phnom Penh:
At 8.30am we boarded a 45-Seater Bus for what is supposed to be a 6-hour drive to Phnom Penh with one breakfast/lunch stop near the Vietnam/Cambodia border.
The one-way trip cost us only US$10 per head and this Bus was recommended by the friendly staff of the Saigion Mini Hotel 1.
We travelled for 2 hours before we arrived at the 1st Immigration Checkpoint which took approx. 30 mins to clear us. Boarded the Bus agian & arrived at a restaurant near the border where we have another 30 mins stop. Some passengers were having breakfast, some bought foodstuff including maize from the street vendors.
When we board the Bus again, we passed thru quite a number of Casinos built on the Cambodian side. The Vietnamese Government do not issue license for Casinos, so the Casinos were built at the border to attract the Vietnamese Gamblers, after all it's only a 2-hour ride form HCMC!
Jeff Tips: I bought 2 packets of Hersheys for US$4.90 each which actually costs US$10 in the Duty Free shop at Phnom Penh Airport.

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