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ATM denominations in Cambodia

Posted by Roey77 on 26/10/2009 at 16:36

Hi, We're off to Cambodia in a week and are having abit of trouble getting USD here as our bank just sold the last lot of cash this morning. We could go to the Travelex but their rate is .88 and the bank's rate is .90. I'm wondering what denominations the ATM's in Cambodia spit out. Are they all $50 or a mix of $20 also?? Does anyone know what the rate to change AUD to USD is over there?? Thanks Roey ...

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Has anyone been to Banteay Chmmar

Posted by squae on 26/10/2009 at 02:03

Hey guys, Sorry to list another thread. Has anyone been to Banteay Chmmar, if so is it worth a LONG day trip, and a decent amount of money to see, OR, am I better off saving the money and going to the Siem Reap markets and checking out the town? Thanks in advance for any posts. ...

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Siem Reap "Happy Pizza" Information Update

Posted by themuths on 26/9/2009 at 11:06

Since all the "happy pizza" information on here is at least a year old, I thought people traveling to Cambodia might appreciate an update. I'm not affiliated with any of the businesses or websites mentioned, nor am I encouraging you to take part in any illegal activities, I'm just a traveler who personally wanted to satisfy my curiosity and eat "happy" and drink "happy" while in Cambodia. Perhaps you are, too? As the title indicates, this is solely about Siem Reap, I did not seek out any "h ...

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Credit card in guesthouse safe?

Posted by ronin999 on 2/10/2009 at 01:58

Hi, Dont want to sound like a beginner but this is my first trip w/ credit cards. What are your feelings about leaving them in guesthouse safes? cheers ...

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Teva sandals in Phnom Phenh

Posted by pete61 on 23/10/2009 at 19:55

I need some new Tevas and wondered if there is a shop in PP where I can buy some rather than buy them in Aus before I head off. Anyone know if there is a place there that sells them please? Pete ...

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Where to spend longer.. Cambodia or..

Posted by emma066 on 21/10/2009 at 21:49

..Laos? Which has more things to see / do? ...

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Posted by asabaum on 5/10/2009 at 04:25

Looking to go to Siem Reip and and Phon Phen on October 28, 2009, how has the rain affected these areas and what is the weather going to be in the near future? ...

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e-visa / Cambodia Angkor Air

Posted by tails101 on 16/10/2009 at 16:36

Just a couple of things I said I'd report back on once in Cambodia... Firstly, the e-visa system worked brilliantly, we were able to bypass the queues for a visa and were waiting for our luggage within 5 mins of getting off the plane. Well worth the $5 processing fee... Definitely recommended. Secondly, the new national airline seemed great to us. Virtually new plane, friendly crew, punctual, drink service on a 35min flight, what more could you ask for!!! Finally, I know Stuart highly r ...

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kids in Cambodia

Posted by Caswell on 18/10/2009 at 16:53

Hi there! We are a family of five - mom dad + 3 kids age 10, 8 and 3 -traveling SE Asia for seven weeks in December and January. We will be staying for about one week in both Siem Reap and in Phnom Phen (and 2 days in Battambang) - any suggestions as to what to see and do? ...

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Posted by kellyj525 on 11/5/2009 at 06:57

Would greatly appreciate any info on Kep. How many fays are suggested? I will be visiting in October... how's the weather? Also looking for info about La Villa de Monsieur Thomas formerly Hedon Kep. Is this place open for business? Thank you! ...

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le Flamboyant

Posted by pudel on 17/10/2009 at 00:16

We are not sure whether we should stay at le Flamboyant or at Malibu Estates. The owner of Flamboyant offered us a bungalow for USD 40 + breakfast for 5 USD (I think this is too much in regard to the prices indicated here on travelfish)! Malibu Estates offered a bungalow for USD 50 incl. breakfast. Somebody can give me an advise? Thank you! ...

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Malibu Estates Bungalows Kep

Posted by pudel on 15/10/2009 at 18:19

Can someone give me an email address to contact them (because the website isnt working yet)? Thank you in advance! ...

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Is the Lazy Fish Guesthouse still open?

Posted by Rohan on 15/10/2009 at 17:47

I am travelling to Cambodia in January and looking at accommodation options in Phnom Penh. One of the cheaper options recommended by Travelfish is the Lazy Fish Guesthouse. However, in researching it, I have come accross articles stating that it was closed down in June as part of some political powerplay: It is unclear from this article whether the closure was temporary or whether it has been shut down permanently. Doe ...

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Mondulkiri - Sen Monorom

Posted by Lodestar on 12/10/2009 at 20:58

Hi! In Siem Reap right now and would really want to go to Sen Monorom for the local tribes and villages, falls and elephant rides. Any suggestions and tips? I am aware of the 9+ hour not so comfy bus ride from PP, so wondering, if someone could say if it really is worth the trouble. Considering we would like to take a motorbike around and see the villages and nature and then do a tour in the forests with the elephant. What do you say? Is it possible to cross over to Vietnam without ...

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E Visa confirmations

Posted by ronin999 on 10/10/2009 at 07:55

Just wondering if you fill out the evisa form (as i did) do you get a confirm or do you just wait to get to PP and see if it exists ...

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Tour from Phnom Penh to Saigon

Posted by reini160 on 3/9/2009 at 00:31

Hi! I have found a lot of 2-3 day tour offers from Saigon to Phnom Penh via the Mekong river on the web. Unfortunately I can't find any tour offers from Phnom Penh to Saigon. Can somebody give me suggestions? THX ...

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Siem Reap to Ko Chang, October

Posted by vallentine on 19/9/2009 at 14:44

Hi, I'm planning to travel from Siem Reap to Ko Chang mid-October, and would like to cross the border near Pailin as this seems the most direct route. Any update on the road between Battambang and Pailin- will it be passable in October? Also, any recommendations where to make an overnight stop on this journey? Cheers! ...

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Weather Woes

Posted by kirstenc on 2/10/2009 at 04:48

Given the weather warnings re super typhoons etc for Phillipines & Central Vietnam, does this mean heavy rain & flooding for Cambodia, Laos etc? What is the weather like in Cambodia ATM? When the weather forecast says thunderstorms does this mean a brief one in the afternoon or an all day shocker? we are heading there in a week. ...

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Posted by womble86 on 29/9/2009 at 19:36

Hi everyone, Anybody know of any local or national festivals going on in Cambodia throughout Nov / Dec? I'm starting to put together a plan of what to do and where to go and was hoping to fit in some culture on the way! Cheers, Tim. ...

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Camera buying in PP

Posted by pete61 on 28/9/2009 at 14:03

I'm new to all this. I was advised that is cheaper to buy a camera in Cambodia (no taxes or duty) than to get one imported to Aust. or buy one duty free. 1. Is this correct? 2. If so would anyone know if the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35/38 is available in PP? I'm n 2 minds as I think of warranty issues and the opportunity to play with the camera and get to know it before I travel. Thanks, Pete ...

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