Ok, back to the regular programing.We’re only about 3 weeks off from “real time”…
I crossed into Cambodia by bus from Saigon. According to my friend Greg (the guy I went to Japan and Jeju with), it was better to into Cambodia by road than boat just because you get to see the difference between the countries so clearly. I think he was right. The second we went through the border, things changed. Immigration was a pretty unique. We just lined up, the bus guy brought our passports with visas to the stamp man, they called our group across the boarder and we waited to retrieve our passport. It was so unorganized and so fly-by-night. It was great (added bonus, I got my passport back! Though there was a minute or so when that was doubtful). We crossed into Cambodia and life slowed down immediately. It was amazing. Just like that, the scooters of Saigon disappeared and things just got really mellow.
I teamed up with a Dutch girl I met on the bus for my time in the capital. After a bit of looking, we found a really great place to call home for a few nights. Get this. For 15$ (7.5$ each), we got this giant apartment with two giant rooms, a tv and hot water! My room had a double bed (and a bunk bed, just for good measure). Nicole’s room had a fold-out bed, a closet and the bathroom. For 15$. Amazing.
I’ll go over what we did next time. I don’t want to run out of “interesting” things to talk about too quickly.