Monthly Travel Summary and Stats; Sept-Oct ’12
This month has seen me start bouncing around again. After deciding that life as a dive master wasn’t for me I got on the case planning a new adventure. One of my buddies from home landed in Malaysia and emailed me, so we decided to meet up and hit the road together – and I finally got around to visiting Cambodia!
But before I headed east to explore the impressive Angkor Wat or chill in the tranquil beach vibe of Koh Rong I had one final parting gift from my time on Phi Phi – I got invited to jump on a dive charter for a few days and had one last scuba send off….and it was EPIC!
Overland Distance; 1689.87kms (+ liveaboard boat!)
Flight Distance; n/a
Total Distance; 1689.87kms
Main Spots; Phi Phi, Phuket, Bangkok, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Koh Rong
Transport Taken; Ferries, Live Aboard Dive Boat, Mini Buses, Sleep Bus, Tuk Tuks
Thailand – £301.76 over 22 days = £13.71 per day
Cambodia – £243.75 over 9days = £27.08 (including a heap of buses, visa and entry Angkor Wat)
Total Spent – £545.51 = £17.59 per day
Good to see I’ve finally got my spending under control! Lets hope that I don’t go awol in Cambodia this month – it’ll help me heaps in dealing with heading back to Europe….jeez those prices are going to be a shock!
Cheapest Place – Despite the extra money I spent per day so far in Cambodia it’s got to be Siem Reap, it’s one of the cheapest places I’ve travelled so far! Beers are less than 30p a pint during happy hour (and only 60p outside that!) meals around £2.50 and a mid range twin guest house room inc air con come sin at about £5 per person per night!
Most Expensive Place – This month everywhere has been pretty on par actually. Phi Phi costs dropped heaps since I was renting my room per month. Maybe Sihanoukville – simply due tot he fact I partied alot there and bills were on tabs!haha! Dangerous times!
Biggest Splurge/Unforeseen Expense – In the last month my biggest expenses have been on overland transport, visa costs (the Cambodian one is $20) and entry to Angkor Wat ($20 for the day + $8 for the tuk tuk guide). I’ve actually been really good and not splurged!
Highlight – Without a doubt this months highlight was the dive charter I jumped on with Koh Lak Scuba Adventures, the diving was pristine and the fact I got it for free helped!
Low Light – It’s got to be saying bye to all my buddies on Phi Phi. Although I was ready to leave the island itself I miss everyone heaps.
Top Shot – I would say my portrait of the Cambodian Family featured as my Photo of the Week last week, but I don’t really want to repeat it – so I’m going with this shot of Angkor Wat temple in all it’s glory:
Well I still have a couple of weeks here in Cambodia – a country that I’ve immediately fallen in love with. However at the beginning of next month I finish my Asian adventure (I’ll be back soon though!) and head to Europe where I shall be exploring in Switzerland for a while, which I’m really excited for, not just for the country but for the company I shall be enjoying…