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fcc phnom pehn: given the price, not impressed

Posted by hopingtoremainanonymous on 20/8/2008 at 06:17

Aug 2008 It's a good location and the room itself was modern, comfortable, with large windows and spacious, the cost and level of service of this FCC was thoroughly disappointing. For $50 a night in Phnom Penh, the staff accidentally sent luggage to Sihanoukville, didn't spray down the rooms or put up bed nets, didn't change burnt out light bulbs or deliver breakfast as requested. The dinner at the FCC was also less than impressive for the prices paid. I wouldn't stay here again. ...

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Viewed 4,135 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by SteinOfOrange on 27/8/2009 at 13:33

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Kampot updated

Posted by somtam2000 on 27/8/2009 at 11:51

I've just finished the update for Kampot in southern Cambodia, so there's a new google map, a bunch of new places to stay and eat and so on. Kep is on the way. ...

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angkor watt from thailand

Posted by halongbay07 on 17/3/2009 at 23:33

hi, im planning a 3 week trip around thailand in september and would really like to take time out to visit angkor watt. does anyone know the best way to do this from thailand and how much time i would need for travelling etc. thanks! Ben. ...

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traveling by bus in cambodia

Posted by sinstone on 16/8/2009 at 20:54

is it safe to book a bus with my GHes? any scams exist here? any companies preferred over others? signed, a guy who got robbed in thailand ...

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Viewed 2,440 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by sayadian on 25/8/2009 at 16:01

And another trip itinerary for review...

Posted by Lawoat on 25/8/2009 at 14:12

Hi All, After spending some time on the forum and winning a Travelfish T-Shirt which I will wear with pride, you can find my itinerary below. 11/nov Brussel - Bangkok 12/nov Bangkok - Saigon 13/nov Saigon 14/nov Saigon 15/nov Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Can Tho 16/nov Can Tho - Cai Rang - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc 17/nov Chau Doc - Phnom Penh 18/nov Phnom Penh 19/nov Phnom Penh 20/nov Pnom Penh - Sihanoukville 21/nov Sihanoukville/Kep 22/nov Sihanoukville/Kep 23/nov S ...

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Viewed 2,669 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Lawoat on 25/8/2009 at 15:10

Cheapie Mobile?

Posted by piglet44 on 26/5/2009 at 01:09

Just discovered I can't use my mobile in Cambodia so is it possible to buy a cheapie phone and sim card in PP when we arrive? if so what would this cost (a simple one no fancy footwork required- just want to SMS my kids once in a while) thanks ...

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vietnam visa, traveling without passport

Posted by sinstone on 20/8/2009 at 09:33

hey folks, i left my passport at the okay guesthouse to get my vietnam visa made. it will only be ready in a couple of days but i don't want to stay in phnom penh too long so i'm leaving tomorrow for kampot. is it safe to travel roads of cambodia without my passport on me (just my receipt for the visa)? will i run into any trouble? also, do you think it's safe to have my passport left somewhere for like a week. thanks so much! ...

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Koh Kong to Sihanoukville-update

Posted by TonyL on 24/8/2009 at 10:25

The Travelfish site giving the directions from Trat to Sihanoukville explains that the boat service from Koh Kong has been cancelled. However, it does not really suggest an alternative means of travel. Is there a bus from Koh Kong to S'ville and, if so, what is the frequency and journey time. If not, what are the alternatives?. Help!. ...

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Siem Reap. Angkor & Tonle Sap

Posted by BruceMoon on 7/8/2009 at 06:28

Over months, several prospective travellers have sought feedback on their itinerary, and when it comes to the Angkor ian Temples, it's sort of we must see them, but I'm planning only a day or two. The tragedy of this statement is that the prospective traveller is spending more time getting to/from Siem Reap than actually looking at this World Heritage masterpiece. I suggest people ought spend at a minimum, 4 FULL days at Siem Reap. The pass to get into the Angkorian Temples is issued ...

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Viewed 7,720 times, with 18 replies. Last reply by BruceMoon on 23/8/2009 at 10:53

the demise of sihanoukville

Posted by sayadian on 21/6/2009 at 20:56

Is anybody out there in Sihanoukville . I'd appreciate it if they could let me know the latest situation re: the beaches.Have there been anymore closures? I heard that Otres has been cleared and that Ocheateal would get the bulldozing treatment soon.The green fences will then go up and access denied.Very soon Sihanoukville will be a sea resort without a public beach,very sad for the guesthouses and vendors.Does anyone know the longterm plan for the town? Is it to be a casino resort for Asian to ...

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Cambodia Without Borders

Posted by withoutborders on 19/8/2009 at 02:01

Check out the video. Might help you see what there is to do in Cambodia as well as the food and culture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy8alCD0gi0 ...

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ATM's

Posted by SteinOfOrange on 18/8/2009 at 11:40

People avoid ANZ atms at all costs! $4 for using your overseas card is criminal. SBC and Canadia Bank are FREE!! There is a Canadia ATM in Hotel Castle on the riverfront, and an SBC ATM near the FCC Resteraunt. ...

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Stung Treng updated

Posted by somtam2000 on 18/8/2009 at 12:50

Just a quick note the completely revised coverage for Stung Treng in northeast Cambodia is now available online -- if you're heading that way, you may want to give it a once over. Cheers ...

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Struggling with Visas!!

Posted by gracielou5887 on 16/8/2009 at 19:41

Hello, I wonder if anyone can help me please? I am a British traveller flying to Bangkok on 3rd Feb and travelling to North Thailand after 2 days. I am heading to Laos on 20th Feb, heading to Vietnam on 5th March, heading to Cambodia on 20th March, and re-entering Thailand on 28th March. I am really struggling to find info on visas. I know that i can stay in Thailand fr 30 days without needing a visa, but i am really struggling to find info on the rest of the countries as all the inf ...

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Travel Sihanoukville to Trat

Posted by lozza1978 on 14/8/2009 at 00:46

Hello Kind People, Im after some help again please, Were planning on spending a few lazy days down on the west coast of Cambodia/ Sihanoukville , What is are options on traveling to Trat in Thailand from here? and what would the journey times be? Would we have to travel up to Phnom Penh and make arrangements? Or could we get a coach direct from Sihanoukville to Trat?, also any ideas on the cost?, any links you could point me to would be very much appreciated, We’re also lo ...

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Cambodia to Thai Islands

Posted by CosmicStar on 13/8/2009 at 14:48

What is the best way to get from Sienreip to Koh Sami? We really want to go to Koh Tao. Thanks in advance for your speedy replies. ...

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Angkhor Wat ticket scam ...old tickets/new tickets

Posted by SBE on 13/8/2009 at 14:11

Just saw this head's up on TOA. Make sure you ask for the new passes! http://talesofasia.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=261 ...

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Siem Reap Airport Surcharge

Posted by pabloeskimo on 12/8/2009 at 17:42

If you want to leave Siem Reap by air, be ready to pay 25$ per person. They got some service tax you have to pay to get into customs this cost is not covered by your ticket. I had a great time in Cambodia but left with a bad aftertaste because of this scam. ...

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BKK to Siem Riep on the 14th

Posted by sinstone on 9/8/2009 at 13:20

As the title reads, headed to Siem Riep from BKK on the 14th by local bus, border to border! Anyone wanna join in? Supposedly it's quite a wild ride... the more the merrier eh! sinstone@gmail.com or reply here! Paul the French Canadian in Krabi, Thailand ...

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Angkor Wat...is it worth it?

Posted by Noggins on 26/6/2009 at 10:23

Were travellers on a very tight budget and are wondering if the steep Angkor Wat entrance fee is worth it? We are only planning to go for the day but the cost will be a couple of days budget for us..do people think its worth it? Is it really spectacular or just okay? We've been travelling round Asia for about 7 months so seen our fair share of impressive temples etc, so dont want to go unless its really something special- especially as we are just passing through Cambodia to get to Laos. Thou ...

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