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3 weeks in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos or Malaysia

Posted by charliekbrooks on 22/9/2008 at 18:49

I am planning to spend 3 weeks in South East Asia in December/January and I need some advice of where to start and where the best places to go are. I have only been to Thailand before so am keen to visit the other countries. Any ideas would be really helpful as I will be travelling alone and a bit aprehensive! Thanks! ...

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Quick boat trip from Siem Reap to HCMC?

Posted by gnw1976 on 25/8/2008 at 13:37

I want to find something that is relatively quick, not a tour. I have tried a few web searches and all I get a 5+ day tours. Is there local ferry service or anything similar that serves the area? Would I be better to get a bus to Phnom Penn and then boat from there? Im flying a lot internally during my Laos/Cambodia/Vietnam trip and want something different. thanks ...

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Weather in S'ville in Oct

Posted by pingu20 on 18/9/2008 at 22:34

Sorry to ask another weather question, I am thinking of heading to S'ville early october, is this still the rainy season? ...

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Vientiane or Siem Reap

Posted by odessafile on 13/9/2008 at 11:09

We have a tight schedule during our travels. But, due to the limited airline availability, we will have one day of relaxation and shopping. Where would you recommend we spend it in Vientiane or in Siem Reap? ...

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GH on Serendipity Beach

Posted by pingu20 on 18/9/2008 at 22:27

Can anyone reccommend a good, cheap GH on Serendipity Beach where other backpackers stay? thanks ...

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siem to hanoi

Posted by potinger on 7/9/2008 at 19:49

Whats the quick route from siem reap to hanoi.Can you fly this route.Is it better to travel to Bangkok or is it better to travel from saigon to Hanoi. Nick ...

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Phnom Penh/Kompong Cham to Kratie

Posted by nicklenac on 12/9/2008 at 21:41

Is it possible to head up river from Phnom Penh or Kompong Cham towards Kratie? Will be there in Jan/Feb, which is the dry season. Not sure if there are boats during this time? ...

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Travel from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville Beaches and return to Phom Penh

Posted by Patrickx8 on 14/9/2008 at 05:30

How is this best accomplished? How long will it take? ...

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stung treng / rattanakiri

Posted by vetsnl on 11/9/2008 at 00:32

hello all together, i like to go to cambodia in sept.'09 i go backpacking and like to do a jungle tour for about 4 days but like to have an local-guide. Maybe someone have an email adres of a guide in stung treng or rattanakiri. And may be some tipps. Its my 3rd time the last visit was in 2001. thank you vetsnl ...

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Rach Gia to Phnom Penh

Posted by aussie_jase on 8/9/2008 at 16:09

Hi there, Thanks in advance for any help with this one. My partner and I are keen to get a ferry from Pho Quoc to Rach Gia in early December, then continue on by bus to Ha Tien, Kampot, then up to Phnom Penh. My questions are, is it likely that there will be regular boats from Pho Quoc at that time of the year? What sort of time frames to get the bus on that route? Is the border crossing at Ha Tien operating? Are we better to head up to Chau Doc and cross over into Cambodia from there? If ...

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Posted by Freddy69 on 6/9/2008 at 16:05

Hi! I will be going to the area in January-09, and will be traveling Sihanoukville-Bangkok , what´s the best way of doing this and how long will it take. I understand there are not really any direct buses into Thailand. Thanks! ...

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West coast of Cambodia to Ko Samui

Posted by spearmas on 4/9/2008 at 22:22

Hi there, does anyone know if there is a ferry crossing at all between Sihanoukville or any other west coast area of Cambodia or Thailand (Trat etc) to Ko Samui. I had hoped to avoid going back to Bangkok. Thanks in advance ...

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Thailand, Cambodia Vietnam coastal kayaking trip

Posted by Xplorer on 8/7/2008 at 09:37

My partner and I would like to take 2 months and kayak the gulf of thailand and the South China sea. Dropping in at Rayong/Thai and paddling down to say Ko Chan, then along/into Cambodia to say Ko Kong. Continuing on stopping to camp etc - & If possible down along the coast to the Rach Gia/Vietnam. This is our rough plan as of yet. Any feedback about how realistic this is would be most appreciated. Thanks so much! ...

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Siem Reap to Thai Islands Transport

Posted by brea on 25/8/2008 at 14:13

I am aware that traveling from Siem Reap to Bangkok is possible but I would like to avoid going so far north only to return down south. Are there ways to avoid back tracking?? Thanks ...

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Ko Kong to Sihanoukville boat suspended

Posted by somtam2000 on 25/8/2008 at 07:32

According to this thread over on Tales of Asia the boat trip between Ko Kong and Sihanoukville has been suspended and now runs only as far as Ko Sdach. The poster goes onto to say the service may recommence in high season, but in the meantime, adapt your plans accordingly. ...

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boueng kok, Phnom Penh

Posted by sayadian on 15/8/2008 at 20:40

I will be in Phnom Penh the second half of September. I have an arrangement to meet friends in Smile guesthouse in Boueng Kok lake area but I have heard it is being knocked down and developed. Can anyone tell me the latest on this. Are the guesthouses still there? Any sign of the bulldozers yet? Much appreciated. Jan ...

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Siem Reap to Ko Chang

Posted by SikeMo on 15/8/2008 at 08:28

Anyone know if there is a good method for getting from Siem Reap to Ko Chang? ...

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Siem Reap to Pai

Posted by sunrift on 13/8/2008 at 05:07

Based on my research I think there are about 2 options- A)Siem Reap bus to Bangkok to train to Chiang Mai to bus to Pai B)Siem Reap bus/boat to Phnom Penh flight to Chiang Mai Does anyone know of some secret other way? ...

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New Phnom Penh Post website

Posted by somtam2000 on 24/3/2008 at 06:20

The Phnom Penh Post has relaunched their website and if you're a Cambodia watcher, it's an essential addition to your bookmarks. ...

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rounding up a posse to go to cambodia

Posted by yoooohooo on 8/8/2008 at 22:23

Hi my name is Ian Hawkes I'm 30 years old and I'm looking to join or round up a posse of people to go to Cambodia. The goal being to find a great beach location and instead of paying $10+ per night we all chip in and rent or buy a house or piece of land and we develop it ourselves. Now this makes sense for me because I'm gonna stay for about 6 months maybe more. At the moment I'm just going to chill and visit a few temples etc using the beach spot as base camp. I'm thinking about flying out ...

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