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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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Sambor Prei Kuk and Kampong Thom

Posted by kohtseyuen on 11/8/2008 at 11:08

Any tips on how to get there and what to see? ...

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Sihanoukville beaches

Posted by CJ79 on 9/8/2008 at 01:38

I'm sending this message to any of you that might be considering a trip to Cambodia. I was there for more than a week. Siem Reap was interesting and I had a great stay at EarthWalkers Hostel, which is run by some great people from Norway. I also went to the capital and saw the Killing Fields. Next, I went to the beach in Sihanoukville. At the beach I stayed at Coasters. It was okay, but rained countinuously. When it stopped raining on Tuesday around 3:30pm I took a walk going East along the beac ...

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Great new cafe in Battambang Cambodia

Posted by ericbeamer on 5/8/2008 at 12:19

Great new spot just opened in Battambang Cambodia, Gecko Cafe. They have the best trained staff of any place to eat. Food from the West and East that is clean and good. Cool music and nice balcony to watch locals living out life in Battambang. Also have fantastic foot massage. Check out thier website: ...

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First Time in Cambodia

Posted by mic59 on 3/8/2008 at 18:21

I have had a few holidays in Indonesia and Thailand and would like to try Cambodia next. What should I look out for and where are the best places to go? ...

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organised trips - worth the money?

Posted by abs197 on 21/7/2008 at 19:07

Hi, Im planning to go to cambodia to do some volunteer work with an NGO for around 6 months (Oct 08-March 09) and then travel throught SE Asia for around 2-3months. I am looking at going on organised tours through STA travel or intrepid, partly because I am travelling on my own so thought this would be a good way of meeting people and safer than travelling alone. I am looking at paying around about £400 (+food) for 20 or so days travel on a "basic" tour. I wonder if anyone has any advice on ...

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going to Siem Reap this September with my baby... need help!

Posted by prettytrisha07 on 15/6/2008 at 12:57

Hi! Im from Philippines. And yes, im very facinated about SE Asia. I've been to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Laos. And of course, different places here in the Philippines. So maybe, I can help you if you need one. And I can say, yes I love my country and SE Asia! For the meantime, I need your help. Im going to Vietnam this September with my husband and baby daughter (10 months old that time). And since we we're already there, I suggested to my husband that we visit Cambodia. A ...

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Laos or Cambodia

Posted by gromi1705 on 14/7/2008 at 15:10

Want to travel to either country mid october for 3 weeks. As I do not want to rush and really get a good impression (mainly traveling for landscape and people)I am thinking of either doing Northern Laos or Cambodia (Siem Reap, Battanbang, Pnom Penh, Kratie and Kep, (Ratankiri?)). Any advices which country to choose? Suggested itineris welcome. I might have the chance to add 1 week for beach but Sihanoukville doesn't sound to inviting (prefer the quiet) ...

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Biking / Running for a Good Cause

Posted by Tilapia on 24/7/2008 at 18:54

In case anyone is going to be in Siem Reap at the beginning of December and wants to do something different ... Definitely a course that rivals any in the world as far as interest goes. ...

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Free wifi at Phnom Penh hotel?

Posted by travellingtwo on 20/7/2008 at 20:50

Can anyone recommend a hotel in Phnom Penh that's not outrageously priced and has free wifi or at a nominal cost? Or second best, a hotel with internet on a computer or two in the lobby? ...

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Posted by mattconn on 23/7/2008 at 14:02

Hi All My wife and I are planning to travel from HCMC to Phnom Penh via the Mekong Delta in mid October. We're undecided if we'll do an organised tour or DIY, but we know we'd like to travel at least part of the way by boat. My question is: Are there any issues with river flooding at this time of year? Has anyone experienced the Mekong at this time of year, and what were your experiences like if so? Thank you all for your help! ...

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Aranyaprathet to Nong Khai

Posted by Layabout on 22/7/2008 at 20:21

What is the best way to get to Nong Khai after coming from Cambodia at Poiphet crossing without going back into Bangkok Thanks ...

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Bangkok-->Siem Reap

Posted by michmich11 on 13/5/2008 at 09:47

Getting from BKK to Siem Reap: Would it make more sense to 1. Overland to Aranyaprathet to Poipet to Siem Reap (as per travelfish artcile or 2. Fly BKK to Phomn Penh on Air Asia then bus (or taxi?) to Siem Reap? How long would each option take? How much would each cost? Thanks! ...

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Siem Reap to Poipet

Posted by Dasu on 20/7/2008 at 12:09

Hi I will be travelling to Cambodia and Thailand next January. I trevelled from Siem Reap to Poipet by Bus/taxi in 2006, and the road was pretty rough and dusty. Just wondering if there have been any improvements to the road? An alternative would be to travel north and cross the border at O Smack, which is closer to where I am going in Thailand (Buri Ram). Anyone have info on this option. ...

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cambodia via thailand to laos

Posted by jimbo on 19/7/2008 at 15:33

Hi would like some info on travelling from siem reap to laos. Was originally thinking of going to Don Kralor and heading north but am now thinking of going on to bangkok and getting the overnight train to vietianne and heading south from ther back to cambodia. Any suggestions ...

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From Pakse to Phu Quoc?

Posted by gromi1705 on 14/7/2008 at 18:13

Anybody give some infomration about what would be a good way to travel from Pakse to Phu Quoc in November? This would just be a quick pass through as I want to have a couple of days on the beach on Phu Quoc after traveling in Laos at the end of my vaccation. Would want to keep Cambodia for the next journey (hopefully next year). ...

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late 20s females, need 1 more place for itinerary

Posted by femaletraveler on 12/7/2008 at 13:57

My cousin from London and I, from San Francisco are leaving for Cambodia next Thursday (Expect to arrive 17th). I am traveling for a total of 17 days but intend to only dedicate 10 days in Cambodia. We know we want to visit SR and PP. Haven't decided exactly how many days at each place. I do love history but can foresee getting templed-out after one too many days. Looking for one more place and would love to hear your-must-not-miss city. We're both from the city so would like a plac ...

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Refreshing notes on Cambodia

Posted by packtoofull on 14/7/2008 at 17:34

From one-handed pool with a lady boy in Siem Reap's Temple Bar, to the pros and cons of giving a dollar to an old woman begging on a Sihanoukville Beach -- who just happens to be carrying her disabled husband on her back... Worth a read -- what do you think? (found via Details are Sketchy -- ...

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no more e-visas????

Posted by Window_seat on 2/7/2008 at 20:13

I purchased a Cambodian e-visa a couple weeks ago. Plan to enter Cambodia on Sunday. I just received an email from 'e-Visa' stating that "On the 28th of June 2008, the official Cambodia e-Visa website was removed without any prior notice and reasons given." As far as I can tell, the evisa website is indeed gone. Has anyone tried to enter Cambodia with an e-Visa in the last few days? I'm hoping the worst case scenario is that I'll just have to buy another visa at the border.... ...

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