An overview of all countries categories. Now you see a programmers headache here as everycountry got a hundred lakes, 1000 cities and whatever. By end of the year it all should be indexed then...so hang on a while.
In the last 30 years the Swiss went over to Austria as it was nicer, cheaper, more ambient and more fun. But things changed and Austris is in the meantime double as expensive than Switzerland. At least Ischgl for apres skiing.
No matter where you go in Europe, no one beats Austrias popular ski and wellness facilities. Where in other nations quick style tourism money destroyed whole landscapes with bunkerstyle buildings, Austria made it work to keep traditions.
Most beaches on the mainland are in Sihanoukville which has as well most of Cambodia's islands in front. Most popular mainland beaches are Ochheuteal and Otres in Sihanoukville. Another populuar ones are to find at Koh Rong twin islands.
Let us say Cambodia was a haven for western expats until 2014 when it got clear which way the nation goes, China tourism. Most expats from Sihanoukville once then moved back to Thailand or moved on to Myanmar.
Whatever you will eat in Cambodian coming from a Khmer kitchen will have 1 to several spoons of MSG, Monosium Glutamate. The Khmers love it but us westerners will feel dizzy afterwards. The brain is called Ajinomoto from a Jap company.
A unconvenient subject documenting the heads of corruption and anyone else still living in country of course wouldn\'t do it as until those ancient Khmer Rouge murderers replaced into government positions wouldn\'t appreciate.
Most hospitals and clinics in Cambodia are still far away from international standards. With heavy health issues you should try to reach Rattanak in PP, a Bankok hospital or in best case the Bumrungrad hospital in Thailand
Once before the 70s when it all started with civil war which finally got triggered by USA dropping bombs over Cambodia as well, Cambodia was a pearl. But eversince you better call it a never ending tragedy of super corruption.
Cambodia has a Thailand a nearly unlimited variety of hotels to offer. Many built until 2014 are beautiful but eversince the Chinese and money hungry investors invaded the nation it got same concrete mess as everywhere in the world.
Cambodians are in average working for 70 - 120 USD a month in the tourism centers and for far less in the further provinces. That means everything what is worth a Dollar is valueable. Most Chinese companies settled on the southern side of Phnom Penh.
On top of landgrabbing the prime minister Hun Sen which sold within 2 years 45% of Cambodias entire landmass to mostly Chinese investors. But as well European companies from UK and France are involved in those crimes called forced evictions.
Cambodia is the country of Generals. Nearly every family has any military members. Every province got a 1 star General commander. The 2 star commanders then concentrate in Kampong Speu. Those with 4 stars stay with Hun Sen.
Khmers are barely listening to any western music as there would not be any reason. The inland music scene variety is just massive and great and Khmers love their own songs. Most popular singer is Kemarah Sereymon.
Best nightlife in Cambodia is in Phnom Penh around 51 Pasteur street. Other spots are Sihanoukville which offers a load of bars but no decent nightclubs. Siem Reap has not much more to offer at nights.
You better hurry up to see any tree or national park in Cambodia. 45% of the Countries landmass has been sold recently and the Chinese logger companies concentrate of course where they get the Rosewood out.
It will take a while but it is coming and Cambodian People will get a list of all those corrupt faces which have plundered their Nation into own pockets and sold 50% of the entire landmass since 2005 before even someone knew how it worked.
Imagine once the Khmers found out a house in Switzerlnd costs 1 million Dollar when they got an internet connection. So what they did first was to adjust their property prices to international prices of the tops.
The rule in Cambodias traffic is, there is no rule. So epxect anything what you not yet knew about drivers behaviour. Once involved in an accident the Khmers will run away and the victims will be stolen their things. So be careful driving on thos streets.
Cambodia has 3 airports from whose Siem Reap seems to be as busy as the main Phnom Penh airport. Sihanoukville runs still smaller operations with just direct flights to Siem Reap and not yet international ones.
Most tourists scare about snakes but usually will never see one and better worry about traffic accidents in Cambodia. But if it happens (usually to farmers) it is the Malayan Pitviper which is quite aggressive.