Siem Reap, Cambodia and surviving on P1,000 a day

Siem Reap is the gateway to the Angkor region, where the famed Angkor Wat temple complex is located. Is it possible to travel there with a budget? We spent 6 days in Siem Reap, Cambodia with only P6,000 pocket money and survived! That's a tight budget of P1,000 a day.

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Sample of the Insect Palate in Cambodia

On two afternoons during our Cambodia trip in June 2014, Aya and I went to the local market and feasted on something you wouldn't expect: beetles, crickets, silkworms and tarantula. How did Cambodians develop such a taste for the exotic?