The Most Underrated Asian Travel Destination, Siem Reap

Angkor wat siem reap cambodia entrance

While nearby destinations like Thailand are overflowing with tourists, Cambodia, with it’s relaxing spas, stunning scenery and delicious cuisine, is still relatively under the radar. And with an even more favorable exchange rate than Thailand, it’s really a hidden gem. I recently went to Thailand and when flying from Bangkok to Phuket/Krabi, Siem Reap- home of the iconic Angkor Wat- is perfectly on the way (only 1 to 1.5 hrs each way).
๐Ÿ— Tip: Although Cambodia has it’s own currency, the US dollar is the preferred currency of choice and will get you further. Since there’s plenty of establishments that don’t take credit cards (markets,

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This Siem Reap Design Hotel was Made for Your Instagram Feed

Viroth's Hotel Siem Reap Cambodia Pool

After Bangkok, I headed to Siem Reap, Cambodia. When I saw on the map that it’s virtually on the way to Krabi, Thailand, I knew I had to stop there. Especially since I’ve always wanted to see Angkor Wat. The exchange rate can have a big impact on the enjoyability of your vacation and in Cambodia, the rate is even more favorable than Thailand. Coupled with the fact that they have the most adorable boutique hotels and amazing spas, Siem Reap ended up being one of my favorite destinations.
After careful review, I decided to stay at Viroth’s Hotel in Siem Reap.

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How to Shop Tax-Free & Save Money while Traveling

Rimowa travel tax free shopping zara aquazzura outfit

I’m always trying to buy local goods when traveling internationally.ย  Between tracking down hard to find items, saving money on the currency exchange rate and getting VAT refunds, I have shopping down to a science (or more like a math).
In my previous post, I talked about some hard to find Germany beauty items, but this post is all about saving money. The amount I save is shockingly significant. I save about 30-40% on designer fashion and 20-40% on beauty. It’s sometimes less, like designer shoes is significantly less than handbags for example, but I’d say this is the average. There are two ways to potentially save:
Currency Exchange Rate
1- Download a currency app
I highly recommend you download the app,

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