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Bangkok-Siem Reap?

Posted by Apoloplaza on 11/1/2009 at 07:40

Hi guys, Im new to this site so if Im asking a question thats been covered before, please forgive me! At some point we would like to travel from Bangkok to Siem Reap. We have heard many nightmare stories about the journey/border crossing/trains etc. Is there anyone out there who could give us some practical advice on this journey? Thanks in advance ...

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NY Times on Kep

Posted by somtam2000 on 16/3/2009 at 09:39

The New York Times has a reasonable piece on Southern Cambodia you may be interested in -- it covers Kep , Kampot and Sihanoukville. You can read the story here. ...

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Where to stay in Phnom Penh

Posted by mossjudith on 11/3/2009 at 07:29

Any suggestions on a inexpensive, safe, clean place to stay in Phnom Penh for 2 "older" Americans? ...

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Chau Doc to Sihanoukville

Posted by kierjan on 7/3/2009 at 22:37

Can anybody please recommend the best way (or any way) to get from Chau Doc to Sihanoukville without going to Phnom Penh. Thanks, Jan ...

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From Phnom Penh to Koh Kong

Posted by ahxian on 19/10/2008 at 23:35

Hi. I'm traveling with 3 pals from Phnom Penh to Bangkok. To get to the border crossing, we plan to book a whole taxi from Phnom Penh. Would like to find out the cost and time needed for the trip to Koh Kong. Thanks. ...

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Posted by meganrdavis on 17/2/2009 at 11:46

DO NOT exchange your money on the border crossing into Cambodia. It is a scam. The exchange in HORRIBLE and you should know the exchange is 4000 Riel to the dollar, commission is a hoax, and your Thai baht works JUST FINE. In fact, if you are reading this and encounter this event, stand up for your fellow men and scream "NONSENSE you Fuck wad". ...

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Cycling/Trekking Trip

Posted by travelsalone on 4/3/2009 at 17:51

Suddenly decided to go to Cambodia in April but am short on time...can be there between 4/5 Apr-11/12 Apr. I would like to do some kind of off-the-beaten-path trip...any names of reliable adventure companies to contact would be appreciated... ...

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Siem Reap to Don Det (Laos)

Posted by kirsh on 4/3/2009 at 21:11

hey guys. Can anyone tell me the (relatively!) quickest way to travel from Siem Reap to Don Det in the Si Phan Don region of Laos? I'm not bothered about missing Kratie - would prefer to just make tracks to Laos. I figure we will probably have to get to Stung Treng somehow and then a boat or bus to the Laos border....any advice please?! Thanks ...

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Poipet or Pallin to cross into Cambodia?

Posted by debs23 on 3/2/2009 at 05:24

Can anyone share their experiences with me, I am off to Cambodia at the weekend and still haven't decided which border to cross over into Cambodia. I want to get to Battambang from Bangkok in a day. Read mixed reports about Pallin crossing, long waits for transport and visa scams, on the other hand there's a long list for the Poipet crossing as well. Any advice anyone? Thank you ...

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Kampot update

Posted by mattocmd on 14/1/2009 at 19:45

Bokor Hill is CLOSED for the next couple of weeks. I don't know if someone already posted this so sorry if this is redundant. Also, I saw an international ATM in Kampot at the Canadia Bank. I stayed in Kampot for two nights at two different guesthouses and Blissful is the best bang for your buck! Stay there! ...

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Sihanoukville Beaches

Posted by benh on 15/10/2008 at 19:51

What are they like? I have read varied reports ranging from beautiful to disgusting. I am planning to stay for 4 days in February. ...

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New bakery in Kep ... Worth going out of your way for

Posted by amazon_blonde on 27/2/2009 at 13:39

A new bakery has opened in Kep in the last few weeks. Salt+Pepper is near the white horse roundabout (when you look at a Canby publications map, or get here, you'll know what I mean by white horse roundabout), maybe 20 meters west of the roundabout on the south side of the street. Look for the red and yellow sign. Run by a friendly German woman, this place makes the best brownies we've had in ages and some of the best (and cheapest) coffee we've had in Cambodia. Fresh bread, lots of cake ...

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How bad is the rain mid April to mid June?

Posted by blissflow on 26/2/2009 at 14:27

I am considering backpacking around Cambodia and maybe into Thailand from mid April to mid June. I know that the wet season starts up around this time. I was wondering if anyone knows just how bad the rain gets around these months. I may push my trip forward to January. Would this be a better time to travel Cambodia/Thailand? ...

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Anyone travelling to Cambodia around March 17-18th??

Posted by samirkarnik1603 on 26/2/2009 at 14:29

Hey, Im going to be travelling from Bangkok to Siem Reap around the 17th of March after which i plan to stay in Cambodia for 2 weeks. Will be visiting SR, PP and Sihanoukville among other places. I will be backpacking across Cambodia alone as of now and I am looking for other travellers who will be visiting at the same time to either share the travel experiance, or Maybe to share taxi etc from BKK to SR or just travel Cambodia with. Esp like minded people who like art music and cul ...

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Booking Air Asia online

Posted by emmryss on 14/12/2007 at 10:29

Has anyone booked Air Asia online lately? I started out with a fare from Bangkok to Phnom Penh of 700 baht so that's 1400 baht for 2 tickets and by the time I got to the payment page it was 4,818 baht. What gives? ...

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Kampot to Trat how and posible in one day?

Posted by debs23 on 16/2/2009 at 19:47

Hi there, can anyone tell me the best way to get from Kampot to Trat in a day crossing at Hat LekI have heard there is a land and sea option. Many thanks an idea of prices would be really helpful too. Thank you ...

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Kantha Bopha Siem Reap

Posted by meganrdavis on 17/2/2009 at 12:03

I'm sure that if you have already been then you know who Beatocello is and what he is about. But if you do not, then I recommend you to go, for the cause is just and one can always benefit from knowledge. Due to decrease in tourism, Beat Richner has increased his FREE cello concert and speach to twice a week. Thursday AND Saturday both at 730pm. It is air-con so pack some sleeves. ...

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From Pursat to Central Cardamoms Protected Forest (CCPF)

Posted by orionarrow on 9/1/2009 at 22:34

Hi there, May I know if anyone has ever visited/expored the CCPF area before? I understand that it is relatively close to Pursat. I read that there is a guesthouse at Thma Bang and you can stay there overnight and probably arrange for a guide and stay at the ranger station? If yes, I would appreciate your advice. Thanks in advance! ...

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Recommendation for moto - Battambang

Posted by orionarrow on 15/2/2009 at 13:26

Hi all, I just got back from Cambodia and wish to recommend a moto driver in Battambang. He's Samel and contact 012 336 268. He speaks good English and took me to the bamboo train, enroute to race paper making and Ek Phnom. That cost me about USD7. His moto sits 3 persons max (including him). Have fun! ...

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have you had a great guide at angkor

Posted by mwertheim on 14/2/2009 at 17:18

Asked before, I know, but wanted a recent response. Would love some good recommendations. Thanks. ...

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