After a long day of travel I’m safe and sound in The Kingdom of Cambodia. Woot! But… not without struggle.
To get my Cambodian visa was US$20. Or, so the sign said. Apparently the sign was wrong, as today it was US$30. Then, we had to wait for the ferry for about 2 hours. Even though the ferries kept coming and going (empty!), as the police simply weren’t allowing us on. Ohhhhhh, what’s this? If we slip Mr. Po-Po some moola, he’ll then allow us on, ohhhhhhh. Then, while coasting along a country road, there was a random stop point of police/government just wanting money for us to get through.
But-but-but, tonight should be good! It’s Cambodia’s 57th anniversary from being Independent from France, which means fireworks down by the river are on the agenda, as is a bottle of (very very cheap) wine.
Ps. Apparently Cambodia is the 12th most corrupt country in the world (Forbes)