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Visa extension

Posted by mikethediver on 29/8/2010 at 15:44

Hi Guys, Anyone got information visa extension?. I am in Sihanouk ville and the agents want $50 for an extension which seems crazy as the correct price of a visa on entry is $20 or $25 for an evisa. So, if i go to immigration in PP will I be able to get the extension myself and if so, how much? Cheers, Mike ...

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Viewed 4,628 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by sayadian on 16/9/2010 at 08:49


Medical Scam

Posted by galalhametayel on 23/8/2010 at 22:21

Hello, I would like to share with you the story of the one and only scam I fell in during my 4 month travel circuit in SE Asia. While staying in Siem Reap, Cambodia I developed a rash on my arms. A tuk-tuk driver told me that lots of Khmers get it as well but as a foreigner who isn't immune to local ailments i should be probably get checked out. He took me to the China-Khmer Friendship Hospital, where a Chinese man who spoke fluent English. He told me that lots of foreigners come down to the h ...

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Viewed 2,712 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by Tennouji on 16/9/2010 at 08:48

Sihanoukville beach closures

Posted by sayadian on 5/8/2010 at 23:24

They have finally knocked down the businesses on Otres beach. 'So now by our reckoning seventy five percent of all the beachfront in Snooky is either fenced off and closed to the public or is basically a building site!' taken from Bayon Pearnik online magazine, August 2010. Interesting fact if you are thinking of a beach break in Sihanoukville,Cambodia. There is some beach left but for how long, who knows. ...

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Viewed 3,534 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by Brendagoethenberg on 16/9/2010 at 08:47

Trip to Sihanoukvile 19 Aug

Posted by gamondeluxe on 11/8/2010 at 09:55

We already plan some things to do in our following trip to Sihanoukvile, but we're not sure if something changed or not. Can anyone advice us what beach should we stay? We can afford guesthouse/hotel at no more than $15. ...

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Viewed 2,511 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by gamondeluxe on 16/9/2010 at 08:46

Keeping valuables at reception

Posted by mattocmd on 6/9/2010 at 11:06

OK, so am I just a paranoid person or it is a bad idea to keep valuables with reception in guesthouses in SE Asia? I've never done it but have read of others who use that service via this website. Has anyone ever heard of any horror stories about this, such as the hotel getting "robbed" and the items being stolen? I gotta imagine is happens from time to time. Any thoughts? ...

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Viewed 2,699 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by KazAussie on 16/9/2010 at 08:46

travel partners from bangkok to siem reap

Posted by ilakrat on 12/12/2009 at 00:51

i am a male traveling alone from bangkok to siem reap by bus/taxi on january 12 2010. i am interested in finding a person or persons male or female any age for the bus trip to the border and taxi share to siem reap from the border for mutual security and to pass the time. respond if interested. ...

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Viewed 3,247 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by ilakrat on 16/9/2010 at 08:45

Pandaw Cruise

Posted by panlou on 7/9/2010 at 20:26

Hi, I am considering booking a cruise on the RV Mekong Pandaw. 4 nights from PP, ending at HCMC. Has anyone done it? Any comments? Thanks, panlou ...

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Viewed 1,900 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by panlou on 16/9/2010 at 08:43

Flying Siem Reap to Luang Prabang

Posted by kriscrox on 6/9/2010 at 18:24

Hello all, New to the site and hoping you might be able to offer your expertise about flights. We will be flying from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang , and currently the best fare by far is on Lao Airlines through Pakse. I have a couple of questions on this - Is Laos Airlines reliable to take? The other choice is Bangkok Airlines for more than twice as much. And second, the time between landing and take off to Luang Prabang is only 40 minutes. Is this enough time to make the connecting flight? T ...

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Viewed 3,825 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by eastwest on 16/9/2010 at 08:42

Proprietor of Prince Mekhong Villa GH arrested

Posted by mrdome on 23/8/2010 at 10:35

I have no further agenda apart from really liking Cambo, having stayed at this GH twice, showed a lot of interest in the operations of the place and manager, wrote reviews about my stays there - here and on tripadvisor.com - and was informed yesterday that this had taken place. So, without further comment: http://www.blick.ch/news/ausland/basler-verhaftet-153734 (German text, nice pic!) ...

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Viewed 2,707 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 23/8/2010 at 19:08

Peace Pub (formerly Peace Cafe) in Phnom Penh?

Posted by jessieo on 25/5/2009 at 16:38

Hello! Is there someone out there who can tell me if this pub still exists? I tried calling and a woman told me it was closed for good - but I may have had the wrong number (I'm not sure if she understood my question.) Any help would be great! Thanks! ...

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Viewed 7,231 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 16/7/2010 at 07:14

Route between Can Tho and Kampot, Cambodia

Posted by maliamaui on 1/8/2008 at 12:52

I'm wondering if from Can Tho it is better to go through Chau Doc, cross the border, through Takeo and then down to Kampot? OR over to Rach Gia up the coast to Ha Tien,cross there (having my Cambodia visa already of course) to kampot OR Go to Chau Doc, then to Ha Tien and then cross Has anyone done any of these routes? Does anyone have updates on road conditions between Chau Doc and Ha Tien or has anyone been on a bus or boat between those two towns? In one forum from about a year ...

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Viewed 7,222 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by eastwest on 10/4/2010 at 13:14

Homestay in Battambang

Posted by Moonraker on 15/4/2007 at 13:34

Just back from Cambodia. Highlight of the trip was a homestay with a Cambodian family in their village house outside Battambang. Best food of the trip. very friendly people and you get to see and live the real Cambodia. Bottled water and a fan in the bedroom (hooked up to a car battery ?!?!) Pickup from the bus or boat station Ring Sambath Soung on 092291569 Email sambath_9@hotmail.com Derek ...

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Viewed 7,086 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by junglefeet on 1/3/2010 at 09:39

Flight from Siem Reap to Pakse (Laos)

Posted by vuh on 2/5/2007 at 15:58

Hi every body, I plan to flight from Siem Reap to Pakse in order to save time and after my researchs, Laosairlines serves this flight for around 100 USD. But I've heard that Laosairlines is not a reliable company and the planes are not correctly maintained and it is quite dangerous flying with Laosairlines. To avoid this risk, I've been advice to flight SR to Bangkok and Bankok to Vientiane in order to get into Laos by air. It sounds safer but to more expensive and I could not arrive to Pak ...

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Viewed 26,093 times, with 16 replies. Last reply by fondo on 17/2/2010 at 07:31

Plan to Prasat Preah Vihear and Preah Khan

Posted by cpkcon on 1/8/2007 at 03:04

Hi there, is there any one been to prasat preah vihear and/or Preah Khan from siam reap? i am planning to visit there in late aug/ early sept, what kind of transportation shall i take? How bad the road condition could be in rain season? how many days do i need to get to there? Hoping that i can get ur help! thanks in advance. ...

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Viewed 6,447 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by gilrand on 17/2/2010 at 06:04

"The Prince Mekong Villa" in Siem Reap is missing in your hotelguide

Posted by JanNiklas on 19/4/2007 at 23:19

The Prince Mekong Villa is one of the nicest places I have ever been on my travellings. It is in Siem Reap near Angkhor Wat. The exact address is 415 Thaphul Village Svay Dangkum Commune Siem Reap, Cambodia The website: www.princemekong.com e-mail: info@princemekong.com Tel: (855) 12 - 437972 Some informations about the Guesthouse: The owner is from Switzerland and he is able to speak english, german, khmer, thai and lao. He is a great tourguide organising boattrips and homest ...

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Viewed 4,605 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by wrightstate on 16/2/2010 at 02:03

Angkor App for iPhone. Good idea?

Posted by DuncanStuart on 9/2/2010 at 06:51

I've just read the review of the Travelfish iPhone app which acts as a guide around Angkor and Siem Reap - and I came away somewhat depressed. My feeling is that this kind of thing will severely dent the livelihoods of local guides and will in that respect set locals back - not forward. The second feeling was purely one of personal taste rather than ethical. I'm picturing young backpackers walking round with their bloody iPhone, instead of walking around with their eyes wide open to the amaz ...

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Viewed 4,211 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by DuncanStuart on 12/2/2010 at 14:40

Posting problem

Posted by eastwest on 11/2/2010 at 09:51

Hi Somtam I couldn't find the right place to tell you this. But it seems that there is a slight bug in the software (or I'm just a silly user). Normally when I have posted something (not that often) I use the back button and then my post is being posted again in the same thread. I have seen this also from some other writers. I do get some sort of question which is too long and I normally "enter" that away. Now I realize it is asking if I want to post it again. Off course it is a nic ...

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Cambodia to Laos and back to singapore in 14 days

Posted by andrewlewis on 10/2/2010 at 14:02

I am currently in singapore and leaving for siem reap in the morning. I have vague travel plans but know that I have to be back in singapore by the 24th and I have a flight from siem reap to prabang on the 15th. As far as getting down through Laos I plan on just meeting people in hostels and tagging along or just taking busses around. I don't mind traveling by myself but I am little bit nervous about the trip I am setting out on, this being my first time in asia. I am having difficulties trying ...

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Viewed 3,418 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by wombatfuz on 10/2/2010 at 16:28

Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport to Aranyprathet

Posted by eventgypsy on 10/2/2010 at 02:06

Hi, I would like to travel to Siem Reap by bus. Apparently, there is a direct bus that travels from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport to Aranyprathet. If yes, do you have the departure times from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport? Thank you! ...

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Viewed 4,426 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by wanderingcat on 10/2/2010 at 09:08

Phnom Penh - 2 nights - recommendations please

Posted by smash on 30/12/2009 at 04:47

Hey all Unfortunately due to a string of events, we've ended up having to really cut down our trip duration... So have two nights in PP - arrive PM from HCMC by bus and then leave for Siem Reap in the morning (hopefully in time to see Angkor at sunset). pretty much means just have one full day in PP. So my questions are: 1. What is the best area to stay in? We'll book accommodation before we go to save time/hassle 2. What are two MUST SEE sights that we could do in the AM and then ...

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Viewed 3,278 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by nzlup on 5/2/2010 at 13:06


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