- A flight Bangkok-Phnom Penh takes about one hour. Tuk-tuk ride from the airport to the city centre lasts about 25 minutes.
- The Rough Guide to Cambodia is the ultimate guidebook to be used there. Although less popular than already traditional Lonely Planet, it contains more precise information and suggested places of interest that are located a bit off the tourist mainstream routes.
- The riverside is dotted with numerous hotels and the city centre with charming shops is within hands reach from there. Yet again, it is teeming with tourists and noisy traffic.
- Although English language is not so widespread, there are Cambodians who do speak it. It does not ensure easy communication, however, as locals tend to swallow endings of words, making it difficult to understand them. It is not a big deal if you haven't taken a Cambodian guidebook with you - they are available at cafes, shops and restaurants. There is a separate guidebook for Phnom Penh, Siem Reap as well as Sihanoukville - the most popular Cambodian beach among tourists. Yet there is information about other beaches, like Kampot and Kepu, which are less crowded.
Free Stay Another Day brochures are widely available, too. They provide information about non-governmental organizations, offering a range of volunteer work programs in Cambodia. More information on: www.stayanotherday.com
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