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Bag Snatching in Phnom Penh

Posted by themildcat on 19/4/2010 at 16:11

A warning to you all, especially girls with shoulder bags. Mine was physically ripped off my body by two guys on a moto. It had my passport and all my credit cards etc in it. I know there are warnings about this but my bag strap was quite thick, maybe they even sliced it. A scarier thought. When I went to the embassy it was full of other people trying to get a new passport because they too had been bag snatched. It's rife. Leave your **** at home!!! ...

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Recent Preah Vihear experiences?

Posted by Lother on 24/4/2010 at 04:15

Has anybody been to Prasat Preah Vihear recently from the Cambodian side? We're planning to check out NW Cambodia and Preah Vihear in early July and are wondering about the best route and conditions during the wet season. The plan is to travel to Tbeng Meanchey and continue from there to Anlong Veng and onwards to Thailand, but is it then better to visit Preah Vihear from TB or AV? ...

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12 days trip: Cambodia or Vietnam?

Posted by manols on 4/5/2010 at 18:47

Hello everyone, I have a break of 12 days and wants to travel to South East Asia. Departure: 10 May! I'm based in HK at the moment and checked the flights fares, best deal for me would be to go to Hanoi or Pnom Penh through Singapore.. I have only 12 days.. Short! For Vietnam, my plan would be to start in Hanoi & surroundings to Saigon.. I am a bit afraid it's gonna be short though, then thinking to stop in mid-way and go reverse? What do you think? For Cambodia, as I believe it ...

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Trip report - 2 weeks in Cambodia June / July 09

Posted by misterwoods on 30/3/2010 at 21:53

As part of a trip to Asia, I spent 2 weeks travelling down through Cambodia with my girlfriend, both very easygoing, in our mid twenties and our budget was about 30-35 dollars a day… Our route was from Bangkok – Aranyprathet/Poipet – Siem Reap – Phnom Penh – Kampot – Kep – Rabbit Island – Phnom Penh. 28th June 6am train from Bangkok To Aranyrathet, a pleasant journey through the Thailand countryside which takes approx 5 hours and cost 48 baht. (you may want to bring ...

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Angkor/Siem Reap

Posted by Snejbjerg on 27/1/2010 at 17:43

Hallo Danish family, 2 adults, 3 children age 7, 14, 16. We plan to take a trip in the last two weeks of june and all of july. Starting in Bangkok. Whould it make sense to go to Angkor in the middle of july due to weather conditions? Is it possible to find rooms where you 5 persons can stay? Best regards Jan ...

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Phnom Penh to Ko Chang

Posted by samh90 on 13/5/2010 at 12:38

Can someone please tell me what is the best way to travel Phnom Penh to Ko Chang, time scale and costs. Many thanks in advance. ...

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Best way to see Angkor Temples with a 4 yr old?

Posted by ZPeppiatt on 15/4/2010 at 06:11

Hi, Had a quick look and couldn't find anything about this, so sorry if it's been posted before. We're planning on spending about a week in Siem Reap late May/early June - it's just the two of us and our 4 yr old son. The plan is to take it very easy, seeing a few of the 'main' temples over 2 or 3 days, broken up with days in Siem Reap so it's not temples, temples, temples for little 'un. I'd prefer to cycle round if possible, but not sure how feasible this would be with a 4yo. Does a ...

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Share Car to Koh Ker? Tomorrow/Sunday

Posted by DarylTravel on 21/5/2010 at 11:43

I am currently in Siem Rep (traveling by myself) and looking to go to Koh Ker either tomorrow or sunday. If anyone is in the area and interested in going i'd love to find someone/others to share a car. ...

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Independence Beach Sihanoukville

Posted by criss1 on 6/5/2010 at 20:55

I plan to stay at the Independence Hotel for 7 days in January with my wife (we are both 60ish) but your travel guide suggests that much of the nearby beach is closed to the public pending 'construction'. Has anyone been there recently or know whats going on & whether any of this is likely to spoil being in what is hoped to be a quiet part of Sihanoukville (especially as it costs more money to stay here). We are trying to be some distance away from where there's lots of nightlife or noisy area ...

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Siem Reap Tour Rate

Posted by Babalugats on 17/5/2010 at 18:47

I plan to visit Angkor Thom, Bayon, Terrace of the Elephants and Ta Phrom next month (June 17 to be specific). I met a tuk tuk driver on Facebook who said that his price for that itinerary is 15 US dollars. It will be my first time to visit Siem Reap, so I have no idea if his rate is reasonable or not. I'll appreciate your replies on this. Thank you. ...

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Help with Itinerary for Cambodia

Posted by agi01 on 10/5/2010 at 13:53

Hi! I really hope someone could help or at least share some ideas / experiences. My boyfriend and I are travelling around SE Asia in July and plan to go from Vietnam to Cambodia with avoiding flights. Can anyone advise the best way to do this. My boyfriend really wanted to go up the Mekong but we now understand that this option is no longer available which he is gutted about! Is there anyway of doing a small Mekong trip?? Ideally we only want to be there for around 4 days and are ma ...

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travel from Siem Reap to Vientaine Laos

Posted by dayman on 30/5/2010 at 19:24

I am trying to get from Siem Reap to Vientaine in july and was wondering what was the fastest way to do this. Was hoping to do overland travel not fly. Any suggestions on train or buses travel would be a great help ! thanks ...

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BBK to Siem Reap, avoiding Bangkok

Posted by maribsa on 31/5/2010 at 17:49

Is it possible to travel overland from Bangkok airport to Siem Reap, without passing through central Bangkok? We are going in early July, and are trying to have back-up plans in case the conflict gets violent again. And, has there been any serious incidents in the regions on the Bangkok - Aranyapathet route? ...

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The Flicks Cinema Phnom Penh

Posted by rosebud on 3/6/2010 at 20:04

This is a great place to chill out and watch a movie with a cold beer. It's got air-con and a BIG screen and is the only place you can see western movies in PP. It's at #39, Street 95, near Toul Slang (S21) museum. Their schedule is on ...

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Discovery Pass or Excersion Fare with Lao Airlines

Posted by waymaur on 7/6/2010 at 19:30

WE will be in Siam Reap in July and want to fly to Luang Prabang for a few days then on to Hanoi. The Thai airlines office in Australia says we have to fly one leg with Thai Airlines to take advantage of Discovery Pass. This makes an extra trip and would be more expensive. Lao Airlines has an Excersion Pass between the destinations but inform us that we must purchase tickets at one of their offices in Asia. Is this true or can Excersion Pass be purchased from travel agents in Australia? ...

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Getting a visa for China in Cambodia?

Posted by sunwreck on 10/6/2010 at 09:10

U.S passport holder. Is it viable to get a Chinese visa from the Chinese consulate in Phnom Penh as opposed to going all the way to HCMC? I've had visas for China in the past even a two year visa when I was working there. I've just never tried obtaining a visa for China in SE Asia before and I can't find anything online about obtaining it from Cambodia so hopefully someone may have some first or second-hand experience they can share. Cheers! ...

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Today's Weather in Siem Reap

Posted by hsoa on 12/6/2010 at 14:26

I am interested in an up to date, on site weather report for Siem Reap from travelers. >>What was the weather in the past 2-3 days and today? ...

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The best places to see in Cambodia!

Posted by torilou on 13/6/2010 at 15:38

My boyfriend and I leave for our travels on Tuesday, flying into Bangkok. We are concentrating on Cambodia and Vietnam. We are visiting Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Kep on our way over to Vietnam, but I wondered if there are any recommendations for other places on our way back through to Bangkok? I don't know how to narrow down all the information I keep reading! Thanks all ...

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Cambodia travel in August/Sambor Prei Kuk?

Posted by ashleycarmen on 15/6/2010 at 20:54

Hello, Due to work reasons I am only able to make a trip to Cambodia during August. I was wondering what the weather is like then and how torrential the rain will be. I've read reports ranging from "it's the best time of year. discount hostels/tours, less tourists, and the best time to see Ankor dust free and lush with green vegetation." to "Leeches in puddles, downpour with no visibility, roads destroyed." I expect variation depending on the weather. I will be only travelin ...

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Siem Reap - Bamboo Island

Posted by imrun on 14/6/2010 at 11:00

Hi Guys, I'm travelling out to Siem Reap and wish to head down to the islands as well. I heard that there are night buses operating from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville. Where can i purchase those tickets. And how long are the journeys. Are there any other alternatives? Also, once at Sihanoukville, how do i make my way to Bamboo Island? Where can i purchase boat tickets and accomodations etc. Lastly, apart from Bamboo Island, what nearby islands are great to go to? Your comments and help are m ...

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