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Sen Monorom - worth the journey??

Posted by dispoiler on 7/1/2010 at 00:45

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts about Sen Monorom, ie is it worth the 10hour ride? Many places seem to suggest the countryside has been spoilt so I am wary about spending a day traveling to disappointed.. I've also heard that finding an English speaking guide is very difficult, does anyone have any knowledge of this? Thanks in advance, Aidan ...

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From one end of Tonle Sap to the other

Posted by dispoiler on 7/1/2010 at 01:06

Hi all, I seem to remember seeing a map that suggested there was a boat that ran from Siem Reap to the end near Kompong Chhnang? Does anyone know if such a boat exists, how long it would take etc? Thanks, Aidan ...

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Cambodia visa into Vietnam and back again....

Posted by dispoiler on 7/1/2010 at 22:43

Hi All, I'm very confused about the Visa's, I know a tourist visa in Cambodia last for only 30days unless you get an extension..but what I want to do is spend 30days in Cambodia, leave into Vietnam for 30days and then come back into Cambodia. Would this work with two seperate Cambodian visa's or would I have to have a multiple entry visa? I also plan to return to Vietnam in the north via Laos some months later.. Thanks in advance!! Aidan ...

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Travelfish query

Posted by grumpy on 3/1/2010 at 06:55

I recently travelled around Cambodia and got friendly, as you do, with many of the guesthouse owners and staff. Now, on this site it claims that it reviews "anonymously" but nearly every single place i went they claimed to know the "travelfish" people, gave names and also said when they'd been through. So come on, which is it? Are Travelfish people reviewing anonymously or are they not? ...

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Honeymoon In Vietnam

Posted by VanUk on 4/1/2010 at 12:00

Are you looking for a places to celebrate your honeymoon with your lover or find a special gift for your close-friend,...? Have you thought a honeymoon in Vietnam? Vietnam is a beautiful country where mountains, green rice paddies and crystal beaches make up a beautiful and exotic local. This Indochinese country is a perfect destination for newly -weds that wish to have a different sort of honeymoon trips. If you are looking for a cruising trips. Here some recommends: Ha long bay -The wo ...

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Visa and Money Questions

Posted by dameon on 16/12/2009 at 09:53

Hello all, My apologies if these questions have been asked and answered already, I did do a search, honest. I will be crossing into Cambodia overland, and have heard about how the border officials supplement their income at Hat Lek crossing. Has anyone recently used the e-visa for overland crossing and if so how did it go? Or does anyone know how long it takes to get a visa at the Bangkok embassy. Second question is in regards to money, I will be carrying US dollars, I know I should hav ...

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9-11 days in Cambodia

Posted by nadineurban on 29/12/2009 at 20:12

Hello! I am going for 3 weeks to Laos and Cambodia. I already planned Laos but I keep changing plans for Cambodia. The issue is mainly that I would like to end the holidays with a couple of days at a nice beach. Reading comments about the islands and beaches in this forum I am not sure if Cambodia is the right place when I am looking for a nice beach... Could someone maybe recommend a route which finishes at a nice beach on a Thai island? I started thinking that I don't have enough time to se ...

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Possible new form of malaria near Western Cambodian Border

Posted by williamtaylor on 29/12/2009 at 19:01

According to the following story, there could be a new form of malaria developing near Pailin, Cambodia. Make sure to be careful if traveling in the area. http://apnews.excite.com/article/20091228/D9CSB7KG0.html ...

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Koh Russei - Bamboo Island

Posted by shadek on 28/12/2009 at 21:58

Has anyone had any experience staying over at this island for a couple of days? I read the article on Russei here on TF, and some other things online, but most of the people I found only visit the island on a day trip. I thought it would be a good idea to stay for a night or 2 instead of 4 nights in Sihanoukville. Any thoughts???? Tks ...

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Phnom Penh safety /pickpockets/bag snatchers

Posted by sashanyc28 on 22/12/2009 at 08:56

I will be in Phnom Penh (for the first time) for a few nights in early January 2010.. Of course I have read all over the place to be careful.. Take only taxis at night, beware of pickpockets, bag snatchers on motorbikes, etc.. and Of course I will only take taxis at night, use a money belt, not carry any valuables, and try to avoid carrying a day pack or bag around the city with me.. From my travel experiences I have always found the media and most of the warnings all to be a bit exa ...

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Flights from Siem Reap to HCMC

Posted by ms1892 on 26/12/2009 at 22:44

Hi guys, Does anyone know if it is possible to fly from Siem Reap (or even Phnom Penh) to HCMC? On the JetStar website it is possible to select a flight from Siem Reap to HCMC but once you enter the dates it always says that there are no flights available on the selected date. I searched the site before posting this and found reference to a feature detailing the routes of budget airlines around SE Asia but i couldn't find the flight finder tool. Is this still available? Thanks in adva ...

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Jan.14 Cambodia, Laos, Nam off-the-path travel

Posted by rivertext on 24/12/2009 at 03:28

Hi, I'm traveling solo to Cambodia January 13th, and then towards February heading thru Laos and into North Vietnam. It's been a while since I traveled alone and it would be great to share a meal or share driving expenses to some tourist-free (except for us) true Indiana Jones like jungle temple or an NGO organic farm / orphanage. For example, Beng Mealea - 2-3 hr. drive east of Angkor: See this web page for details: http://www.btinternet.com/~andy.brouwer/bmealea.htm I'm traveling light ...

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Sim card in Sihanoukville

Posted by Petros on 20/12/2009 at 18:03

Is permitted to buy a sim card for my mobile phone in Cambodia like the local people? And what company is the best for calls in Europe? I mean to buy a sim card alone, without helping me someone with his local ID. ...

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Flights in and out of ratanakiri, PLEASE HELP!

Posted by LaurasUsername on 13/12/2009 at 14:01

Hi, Douse anyone know if there are any flights CURRENTLY flying in and out of ratanakiri from siem reap? Ive found heaps of places listing flights and places saying that those flights dont run anymore, its all a bit confusing. we would be flying (or making the painfuly long bus trip) at the end of january douse anyone know if there will be any flights we can take? has any one flown there recently?? Thanks, Laura ...

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Book exchange for charity?

Posted by blackpepper14 on 21/12/2009 at 08:33

Hi...I am looking for information on a group/organization that runs a (shop?) exchange where one exchanges books and then gives a donation... "One For One" I thought it was called? I believe this group is in Cambodia but if Laos I apologize for posting here though would still appreciate information...Thanks in advance... ...

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Bus from P.P airport to sihanoukville

Posted by Petros on 20/12/2009 at 17:59

The buses of the company SORYA stop at the airport, or we have to go from the airport of Phnom Penh to the central bus station in the city in order to catch them? Can somebody tell me at what time we can take the bus, if we arrive at 9.00' in the morning at the airport? ...

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lone female traveller -help!

Posted by mads535 on 17/12/2009 at 03:54

Hi there, I’m going to SE Asia next year in early April for 2 and a half months :) and will be travelling some of it with a friend and some of it alone. The bits I will be doing myself are Laos, Cambodia and a small bit of N Thailand (from Chang Mai over the border to Laos, then the slow boat to Luang Prabang) and a bit of S Thailand. Anyway, just wondering if anyone has any opinion on places/guest houses I should definitely stay away from being by myself? Or if anyone has any suggestion ...

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The best place to stay on Christmas 'n' New Year?

Posted by zencooler on 19/12/2009 at 14:45

Hello friends. We are a couple away from our family so we would want to stay somewhere in Cambodia or Thailand during the Christmas time. I mean such place to feel the Christmas atmosphere and eat the Christmas dinner at 24.12. Preferable near the beach. Could you recommend the best place for this, please? Thanks in advance! Zen ...

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Share taxi from Siem Reap to Poipet Dec. 22 morning

Posted by Aradsch on 19/12/2009 at 09:29

I am traveling solo and am looking for anybody who wants to share a share taxi to the border with Thailand (Poipet). I have read that this option is far better and quicker than the buses. I would like to leave around 8am on Dec. 22, but am a little flexible on timing if need be. ...

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3 weeks in Cambodia

Posted by itchyfeet on 9/12/2009 at 11:21

Hi all, My boyfriend and I are currently trying to roughly plan out our trip to Cambodia in January. We are flying from Cambodia to India and want to buy those tickets so it's forcing us to come up with a departure date from Cambodia. Which brings me to my question... we want to make sure that we allow ourselves enough time in Cambodia so that we don't feel rushed-would 3 weeks be a good amount of time? We plan on arriving from Phu Quoc Island and hitting Kampot, Kep, Sihanoukville, Phnom ...

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