I walked from the hostel zone near the Independence Monument to the immigration office, opposite the airport (a long way, not recommended for people less crazy than me).
Apparently a tuk-tuk would be about $9/$10 but we discovered there is a comfortable air-conditioned city bus to the airport for KHR 1,500 (37 and a half cents!) which runs along ...
10 April 2015.
The Immigration / Visa office quoted me the following extension rates:
1 month - $30
3 months - $60
6 months - $100
They were very particular in wanting to see my rental contract and would not give me a visa that extended past it.
Also my wait time is 3 weeks due to Khmer New Year
TL;DR; Take a flight
I will take starting point in Cambodia Sihanoukville however there shouldn't be much difference in price and time going from Siam Reap.
price - 95$ with Bangkok airlines one way or round-trip for around 150$ , + 11 $ bus one way ~105$ total
time - from Sihanoukville 5-6 hours + airport checks 2 hours + flight 45 minutes = ~9 ...
From everything online (blogs, wikitravel, and websites) the ferry as you know is best in the wet season, when the river is high (June to November, usually)
However, as the dry season approaches or ends, it's debateable. If the rain comes early, you could be ok. However April is quite well into the dry season, but still over a month before the rains - it'...
According to this thread on a dedicated forum there's a bike shop called Flying Bikes in Phnom Penh that should sell Hydrapacks's.
Flying Bikes sell Hydrapaks - as good as a camelbak.
A quick search on Google maps reveals that there are two homonymous shops with incremental names. I'm not sure if they are part of the same franchise though. Here is ...
I managed to find a couple of shops which had "hydration bladders" as well as "hydration packs", all of them were westernised bicycle shops with a wide range of accessories.
Flying Bikes 2 had a good quality 1 liter bladder for 23 USD and a lower quality 2 liter for 18 USD.
On street 182 between Bd. Charles De Gaulle and Monivong Bd. there was a "Scott" ...
Ok, so I have done some research and so far cheapest way is to get a Revolut card.
On 504 USD from EUR, the exchange loss was 2.19 EUR compared to the rate at Google (Google rate is 475.85, Revolut 478.04) which is way better than I would get at any local bank in UK.
The bank of choice is Union Commercial bank. They allow you to take out 500$ and charge 4$...
Google Maps has a way of showing this for you.
In this case, searching for directions between the two shows that it's approximately 179km-244km, depending on which highway/road you take. The fastest route is expected to take 3 hours 20, and the longest will be just over 4 hours.
At this point you could look at the routes and perhaps check on google images ...
You mention that you will be flying on to Phnom Penh on a separate ticket - this means that any automatic checking through of baggage is off the table, as your destination when you first check in is indeed Bangkok.
However, you can still ask at Helsinki checkin if your bags could be interlined through to Phnom Penh by the checkin staff, but ...
Last time I was in Cambodia, which was a few years ago, Vattanak Bank was free, for European cards only. As the article says Canadia used be free but that was some years ago. According to the article you linked though, Maybank is still free, so I'd give them a go.
I have never paid an ATM fee in Cambodia, I was always able to find a bank that worked with no ...
I could be wrong, but try Santander Bank, link below. In many locations around the world this is how we avoid bank charges. It is one of the only/few banks that really works for the customer when abroad.