The border crossing was as inefficient as to be expected. For the record I didn’t need any photos for my visa. I was forced to pay 25USD but my visa says only 20USD on it. Luckily the guide book told me about the corruption so I wasn’t too bothered.
My accommodation in Phnom Penh is good and a bargain at 6USD. I immediately got a bus ticket to Siem Reap which’ll pick me up from the hotel. By pure coincidence the owner’s brother has a guesthouse in Siem Reap, I was a bit dubious at first, but a quick inspection of the guide book says it’s #1. She also said it’s the same price as here for the same facilities and that I’ll have free internet and that if she rang her brother then there’d be a sign with my name on it in Siem Reap for a free ride into town from the bus station. Quite frankly, a bargain all round. I’m liking Cambodia already! Let’s hope it stays this way. Now I just need to find some food and drink and then it’s just chill until the bus in the morning. Hassle free...with a Beer Lao and a Chuck Norris film, get in!