Expect Western and Khmer dishes, which can be offered in vegetarian options. For breakfast you can expect a choice of eggs, breads, fruit and cereals. For lunch and dinner, Khmer dishes consisting of noodles, rice and curry are available, as well as Western dishes such as sandwiches, burgers and pasta. There are many cafes and restaurants in the area where you can have lunch or dinner at your own expense.
You will have access to long distance communications during the program, but make sure your friends and family know how often they can expect to hear from you. Participants will have access to WIFI at the guest house and a local SIM card can be purchased for use with your unlocked cell phone.
The most common means of transport is the tuk tuk. Traveling by tuk tuk might be a little different from what you are used to, but it is very enjoyable, with a breeze in your hair and the feeling of traveling like a local Cambodian. You can also cycle to project sites together by renting a bike and buying a helmet, which our staff will help you do.
Medical facilities are located about a five-minute walk from the guesthouse, and there are plenty of pharmacies, so over-the-counter medications are also accessible, if ever needed. We have a team of trained staff who are always available to help with medical issues should they arise.
Many cybercafés offer an internet connection in Cambodian cities, for a relatively affordable price (between 0.50 and 1$ / hour). Although WiFi coverage still only covers a minority of the country, the telephone network is highly developed. Use a local SIM card, which you can buy on arrival and which can be topped up using prepaid cards.
The answer is yes: for a single entry, the visa allows you to stay 30 days in the country. The period of validity of this visa is limited to 3 months from its date of issue. You can also request an extension from the immigration department in Phnom Penh.
The national currency is the riel, but the US dollar will certainly be the most useful to you. The riel/dollar exchange rate is also relatively stable: $1 is generally worth around 4000 riels. If you want to pay in US dollars, choose small denominations to avoid paying with dubious-looking or too damaged banknotes.
However, the euro can be changed without any difficulty in local banks. The value of the euro is subject to the euro/dollar exchange rate; however 1€ is generally worth 6000 riels.