Even though I am not a gambler, my last trip to Siem Reap in Cambodia, through the Aranyaprathet checkpoint which is just a stone's throw from a casino complex, made me feel very much like I was taking a gamble.
My "gambling" had nothing to do with any of Poi Pet's casinos, however. Instead, it was about taking the road from Bangkok to the border town in Sa Kaeo province.
Anyone would probably have felt like I did if they took a public van, a popular choice with travellers.
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