Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Be one with the locals and get to experience Cambodia like one of them. Know your way around the county, and navigate smoothly through the best transportation options available for you.
The best wait to move from one place to another in Cambodia is the bus. Moving between Phnom Penh and the provinces by taking the bus is a practical choice. All buses are air-conditioned, traveling at an average speed of about 80 kilometers per hour. Find your way to the bus stations usually located in the Phsa Thmey or New Central Market.
Boat rides are an adventure in itself. There are boat companies servicing from Phnom Penh to toerh areas. Due to the limited numbers of passenger, boat companies take turns to cruise with one company operating each day. You need to get a ticket at least 1 day before the departure to get a good seat. Ride in the boat’s rooftop to get a natural high as you see the scenery and the Cambodian villagers.
Moving around the major city streets is best experienced through taxis, motortaxis, reumork or cyclo.
There are no taxi meters. The fare is pre-arranged at the rate of $5-$7 from the 20-50 minutes ride within the city. Cheaper, faster but less comfortable, motorcycle taxis can be hired for $2. Most travellers prefer riding them will find the REUMORK (Tri-cycle motor) or Cyclo (Tri-cycle) going to anywhere in city. Cyclo is the vehicle of choice for those who want to enjoy the city sceneries.
Moving through plane and train are not as good choices that the others. There are limited options here, but it would prove to be a rewarding experience at the end of the day.
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Since Iceland is known to be one of the world’s safest countries, hitchhiking is fairly a good and cheaper way of getting around. Aside from this, you could only expect friendly English-speaking locals and generous drivers who won’t have second thoughts on giving you a free ride – well, as long as it’s not peak season, of course.
There’s only one thing that should make you avoid hitchhiking by all means, and that is during Friday and Saturday nights, when you won’t be assured if your driver hasn’t been drinking at all. So get a load of a wonderful experience by watching Steve V’s video, in which he shares,
--Iceland had been peaking my interest for about a year, and the Eyjafjallajökull glacier was erupting, so I booked a flight in hopes of seeing this amazing country… The volcano went dormant for a time and then started up again just a few weeks before I was ready to leave. Warnings were posted on Icelandair.com, and ash was reported to be falling in Reykjavik. Then, 2 days before my flight, the warnings were dropped, and I was able to go… It is amazing how helpful and friendly the people were that I came across. I had never hitchhiked it my life, and not only did they make it fun and easy, I also got a chance to see some things I never would have without them.
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One of the biggest hot topics of travel today is the issue of reclining seats. Everyone who's flown in the last few years has an opinion, and it's probably a strong one.
"Pro - Recliners" believe that it's their right as a passenger to use the seat recline that they've paid for. The feature is built into the seat - why wouldn't they use it? Some people with neck and/or back problems who fly need to recline to avoid severe discomfort.
However, other passengers - we'll call them "anti - recliners" - don't quite agree. They argue that the pro-recliner argument comes with a sense of arrogance and entitlement, and lack of consideration for those sitting behind you. I myself have had my knees squished by a sudden, swift swing backward, unable to use my tray or look at my monitor. For people over 6 feet tall, this is particularly uncomfortable.
Some people have fought back. As a recent NYTimes article wrote ("Your Knees, Their Seat: Discuss"):
"Those in favor of the device, most of whom pointed out that they were six feet tall or more, recounted how their knees had been repeatedly whacked by passengers who abruptly recline their seat midflight without any warning.
“I do it in self defense of my knees,” said Chris Bolton, 53, from Boise, Id., who describes himself as 6 feet 3 inches “with iffy knees.” He made his own knee defenders by using C-clamps that he attaches to the arms of his tray table to prevent the person ahead of him from reclining. “No one has ever asked me to remove them. Any person who tries to move their seat back and can’t simply assumes that the seat is broken,” he said, adding that if asked he would remove them, but would not be against pressing his shins into the seatback in front of him. “I justify using them by believing that pain avoidance is more important than additional (and marginal) increased comfort.”
However, though I sympathesize with crunched knees, I'd like to think we have enough civility left to simply tap the shoulder of the person sitting in front of us and politely ask if they would recline a little less. Perhaps the answer will surprise us.
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A Canadian couple are among 300 would-be travellers whose winter vacations were cancelled after it turned out the airline tickets they'd bought on the Expedia website were not meant to be sold to the public. Justin Oberdornfinger and his girlfriend paid less than $600 for two round-trip tickets, on Korean Air, from New York to the South Pacific archipelago of Palau. They bought the deeply discounted tickets in September for the February trip.
The tickets were cancelled suddenly and without warning in November, Oberdornfinger said. He then learned the low price was a promotional deal for travel agents only, which Expedia.ca was not supposed to have posted or sold.
Korean Air notified people that their tickets were void and their money would be refunded. Korean Air also offered affected passengers a $200 travel voucher for a future flight.
"Expedia should have never posted this fare on the internet if they are not going to honour it," Oberdornfinger said.
Do you use online travel booking sites, such as Expedia or Travelocity? Why or why not? Do you see any benefits or pitfalls to using such sites? Let us know in the comments below.
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