Category: transportation

Vietnam-Cambodia by Land: Ha Tien to Kampot with Champa Mekong Express Bus

Hi everyone!

I know I’ve been missing in action for the past week because I got sick. I was planning to write about the review of my journey to get across Vietnam-Cambodia border by land last week, but then I just didn’t have the energy to do it so here I am!

It’s Idul Fitri holiday here in Indonesia, so anyway Happy Eid Mubarak for those who celebrate it… Anyway, I’m not so big at the celebration itself, so in this post I’m gonna share with you my experience to cross Vietnam-Cambodia border with Champa Mekong Express Bus.

As I mentioned in the previous post, I couldn’t find any transportation option from Chau Doc to Kampot online. Going to Ha Tien first was my only way in order to get the bus ticket to Kampot, since most of the transportation options from Chau Doc to Cambodia go directly to Phnom Penh.

After staying overnight in Ha Tien, I took Champa Mekong Express Bus from Ha Tien to Kampot and I’ll share with you the review of my journey with them here! 🙂

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Enroute to Kampot from Vietnam: Bus from Chau Doc to Ha Tien

When I started my Indochina trip earlier this year, I basically knew where I wanted to go for the trip. However, I didn’t have some fixed itinerary during the trip because there were some changes that I ended up making along the way. One of them was my decision to stop by Ha Tien from Chau Doc.

The thing is that I couldn’t find any transportation options from Chau Doc to Kampot online, and I figured that the only option to go to Kampot from An Giang Province is to go to Ha Tien first.

From Ha Tien, there is a minibus that directly goes to Kampot on a daily basis but the latest departure is around 1 PM. So I should either start really early in Chau Doc if I wanted to catch the bus to Kampot from Ha Tien or stay overnight in the city. I chose the later and managed to book a bus ticket from Chau Doc to Ha Tien from the hotel where I stayed in An Giang Province, Hai Chau Hotel.

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An Giang Province, Vietnam: Places to Visit Around Chau Doc

In case you haven’t read my previous review of G5 Comfort Car that took me to Chau Doc from Ho Chi Minh City, then just know that Chau Doc became the second city I visited on my last trip to Vietnam. 

If I gotta be honest with you, I didn’t know anything about Chau Doc or An Giang Province before. The only reason I decided to go to Chau Doc was because sometime last year, I matched with a Vietnamese guy on OKCupid and I asked for his recommendation to visit around the Vietnam-Cambodia border.

At first, I was planning to stop by Phu Quoc before going to Cambodia. But since beaches are the main attractions in Phu Quoc and I recently came back from Bali, I’d rather visit a place with different things to offer. Even better if it’s one of the off the beaten track destinations in Vietnam.

Anyway, it was serendipity to match with this cute Vietnamese guy even though he stopped talking to me and removed me from Instagram for no reason after a while. Because guess what? I may not find my last visit to Vietnam as fantastic as the first one, but no doubt Chau Doc has now become one of my favorite cities in Vietnam!

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The Beaten Trail: Travel Tips for London, England

There’s nothing quite like booking your first flight to London, England. There’s history. There’s
style. There are things you’ve seen on the TV all your life like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace – and the most surreal part is that everyone there just walks right by them.

Well, I suppose you would, wouldn’t you? If you lived there, you get to see this stuff everyday… But to the wild traveler, this stuff is magic!

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Ho Chi Minh City to Chau Doc: Going Out of Town with G5Car Comfort Car in Vietnam

Hi everyone!

I don’t mean to be a tone-deaf if I keep updating my blog with some travel posts from my last Indochina trip these days with all coronavirus things going on. I know this, because it seems to be an issue within the travel bloggers community since I’ve seen a lot of posts from some bloggers complaining about the number of traffic declining and whatnot.

But guess what? It won’t stop me from writing more stories about my last trip around Indochina because first of all… I need to keep my blog active. And other than that, it’s still fresh in my memory so I need to write it now before I forget about what happened. Or worse, before the laziness strikes me!

Let’s be honest, I’ve spent my last few days binge-watching the earlier season of The Mindy Show. I need to force myself to do something a little productive today, and that is to share with you my experience of renting a private car from Ho Chi Minh City to Chau Doc.

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