Leaving Cambodia

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Blog

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  We checked out that night and chilled out front of the No Problem Villa and eventually a man in a mini van showed up to take us to the bus stop.It arrived on time but getting to the border would still be a long time away. The bus was pretty shabby and many of the seats didn't recline at all while others did, thus you could have someone in front of you with thier head in your lap- if you were so unlucky. Joes seat didnt recline and he was stuck with the exit downstairs in front of him so no leg room as well, and with him being much larger then me I switched him seats and took the bogus one. The ride was long and we seemed to stop at many roadside stalls, the ride also was along a very  bumpy road so you cant drive to fast. We arrived in Phnom Penh around sunrise and switched buses.

view from the bus
While there I was able to grab some weird bread from a guy on the street and also take in an extreme dog fight before boarding another shabby bus. Again there would be issues as they sat us along with some very tall slovenians in the last row of the bus- the one that does not recline nor have any leg room. The problem was that we were the first ones on the bus and every other seat was open. So Joe and one of the Slovenians  went into the office and hashed things out with the boss man, when they came back out we all had good seats- the whole thing didn't matter to since I'm not a giant , but whatever a reclining seat is all good. This new bus also had a TV on it that was showing some Cambodian movies- theses were horrible and weird, the stuff nightmares are made of. At one point the bus had to board a ferry and cross a small river, that was interesting . Eventually we made it across the border and traffic kept us from getting to HCMC until around 2:30pm, pretty long time on some less then buses.

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view from the bus
view from the bus
view from the bus
view from the bus
view from the bus
view from the bus