Don’t Lose Your eVisa When Visiting Cambodia

It was my turn to get my passport stamped at the Cambodian side of the border. I hand it to the immigration officer, and he begins to flip through the pages.

“Where is your Cambodia E Visa?”

I tell him I thought I only needed it to enter the country, not to exit.

He rudely throws my passport across the counter, hitting me in the chest.

“Get your Cambodia E Visa printed or you can’t leave the country!” demanded the immigration officer in a condescending tone.

Great. What am I going to do?

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Visiting The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Cambodia

Between 1975 and 1979, an evil dictator by the name of Pol Pot killed 25% of the Cambodian population. Driven by paranoia that the people of Cambodia was conspiring to overthrow him as their ruler, he systematically began forcing a confession out of the citizens which is followed by an execution, all in the name of treason.

Today, the Genocide Museum is a grim, but important reminder of what will happen when you allow a crazy madman to rule your country.

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Things to Do in Cambodia with Kids (Besides Angkor Wat)

Bamboo Train in Cambodia

We visited 3 places in Cambodia.  We started in Siem Reap after making an overland journey from Thailand.  The next place was Battambang only a 3 hour ride west of Siem Reap and we finished off our tour of Cambodia in the capital Phnom Penh.

Battambang pleasantly surprised us.  It was not on our original list of places to visit in Cambodia but as we just come from Thailand we decided to forgo Sihanoukville and Koh Rong for Battambang.

We loved the small town vibe of the place and that there were not many tourists here.  We were also impressed by the activities that we could do with our children while here as there is so much more to see and do in Cambodia than just the temple of Angkor Wat.   The following are some of our favorites that we took our kids to.

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