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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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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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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 7,453 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 7,324 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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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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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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"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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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 4,311 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 3,477 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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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 3,336 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by nzlup on 5/2/2010 at 13:06

Help build a school in Cambodia: final push!

Posted by somtam2000 on 21/12/2009 at 08:14

Passports with Purpose are building a school in rural Cambodia with the American Assistance for Cambodia. Through the generosity of their sponsors and donors, the school is fully funded; and they're now raising additional money to provide health services to the kids that attend will attend the school. Their target is US$26,000 and they've already raised almost $23,000. For each $10 donation that you make to AAfC, you will will be entered in the giveaway(s) of your choice. The fundraiser ...

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Viewed 3,114 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by DuncanStuart on 2/2/2010 at 10:59

Breakdancing in Cambodia

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/1/2010 at 10:49

Yup, you read the topic title correctly! Here's a short documentary that was posted on a great Cambodia blog I just stumbled across. You can also see the video here. It mentions in the story that the teacher isn't permitted to go to the US with the students -- the reason for that is explained in this Time story -- kudos to KK. Well worth a read ...

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Viewed 2,253 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by DuncanStuart on 2/2/2010 at 10:55

Saigon - Angkor Wat - Phu Quoc - Saigon

Posted by pandjack on 13/1/2010 at 19:54

Hi Just registered on Travelfish - what an awesome travel site!! Has anyone done this itinerary recently & if so,able to offer any advice on best mode of travel/timings/accommodation/pros-cons etc. Specifically,we're planning on spending a couple of days in Saigon,likewise in Angkor,a week on Phu Quoc then back across the Mekong delta to fly back to the UK from Saigon. Many thanks in anticipation ...

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Tet / CNY in Cambodia

Posted by damo on 29/1/2010 at 15:35

I'll be in Cambodia in a couple of days and I understand Tet and Chinese New Year fall on Feb 14th this year. Will it be difficult to travel during this period? Do people celebrate anywhere near as much as in China and Vietnam? What to expect regarding festivals, fireworks, etc? ...

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Prasat Preah Vihear

Posted by IndygoIndy on 4/10/2009 at 13:53

Hi does anyone no if you can get to Prasat Preah Vihear after the wet. Will be in Siem Reap on 14th Oct and hoping to make our way there. ...

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Which hotel in Siem Reap on a budget??

Posted by Kachinafrance on 14/11/2007 at 00:33

Hi, we're in Siem Reap for a week next February. We have resereved a room at the Two Dragons based on several guides, however the latest visitor review in Travelfish was not very complimentary, in fact it was awful. Does anyone have any recent feedback. We are a very active 60+ couple and we dont travel 5* our budget is 20 - 40 US$ a night. An y recommendations of where to stay would be much appreciated. Thanks ...

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Viewed 10,157 times, with 16 replies. Last reply by chrispyrolls on 27/1/2010 at 04:33

travelling out of cambodia..

Posted by jasonkim8486 on 15/1/2010 at 15:31

is it more convenient to get to bangkok (by land) via siem riep? or phnom penh? are there any trains? or just buses. and by convenient i mean shorter trip. thanks for any replies ...

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