I’m booking my flight for late December / early Jan, I have a few grand in the bank, health insurance and a “reasonable” understanding of the Visa process……
My question is, what are items you would consider HARD to get in Cambodia and worth packing??? I have a laptop to work from, clothes (so not to get charged with indecent exposure) and my passport. Any other requirements I have I’m expecting I can just get in country…
Did anything flag itself as hard to source once you landed in the “kingdom of wonder”?
1 case Branson picked, 54 Cornish pasties, 5 jars Coleman mustard, pickled grrkins, instant mash, corned bif, and a great sense of humour.
As mentioned already, bring in clothes and shoes, particularly if you are large/tall.
I use a bicycle which I bought in Cambodia, but I have brought in bicycle lights, as they are rare and expensive in Cambodia. A bicycle is a good form of transport in Cambodia.
I sometimes bring in peanuts or pistachio nuts, for when I want a snack and there is none nearby. You can bring food in. I spend a lot of time in the smaller towns.
A lot of what you want, we wont know, but you will be able to figure it out for yourself.
Bank / ATM card just in case
Shoes if over size 8.5 / 40
Some meds if you take meds, not everything available here so bring some stock
If you're planning to do serious moto driving: a full face helmet and gloves
and most important, common sense.
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I am a committed devotee of the originals, only. They are one of the few things i still import.
Nb, You can quite safely leave them at any doorstep when you go inside -
EXCEPT outside any backpacker joint. They are the only ones who recognise the real deal, and a few of them have hungry eyes as well as smelly feet.
lol - but very true in my experience
Apart from that, my only other footwear is a good pair of elastic sided boots. Good for the bush, work, or anywhere, and then with a quick polish you can head off to dine at Raffles.
Being able to slip them on and off so easily, whenever go inside, is a huuuge advantage here.
Oh yeah... Surprisingly, there are no good wide-brimmed straw hats available here. imo. You will probably feel and look much cooler if you bring your own.
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