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Teaching orphans in Siem Reap

Posted by Latch on 30/9/2008 at 22:33

We visited an unofficial school in the shed behind a guest house. It is not compulsary, just run every weeknight between 8-9pm by an unpaid "teacher" called Sky. While British kids will do anything to AVOID school, these lot were so eager to learn - it was incredible. They have nothing (barely even pens and paper) but were so interested in learning English, and loved us dropping by. The guesthouse website is and the contact is a nice bloke called Sky. If you f ...

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Boat from PP to Chau Doc

Posted by krisim on 25/9/2008 at 14:56

Hi, I would like to go by boat from PP to Chau Doc. Anyone that knows what the boats are like? I've read that there are both slow and fast boats. I've been on the slow boat from Luang Prabang up north and also seen the horrible speedboats that go there. Are the boats between PP ang Chau Doc about the same as the ones going from Luang Prabang? Where do I buy tickets? Do I need to book in advance? From where in PP do the boats leave? Is it a beautiful trip? Would be happy about any informat ...

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One day in Phnom Penh and One day + in Siem Reap

Posted by Playground on 22/9/2008 at 19:46

Hi all, I need some suggestion for best way to max my holiday in Cambodia. Any places I should cover or visit? I will travel from HCMC to Phnom Penh (PP) on 30 Sept. By time I reach PP is already 4PM? I need something on that evening then the activities for 1 Oct. same for Siem reap, I will reach siem reap in late afternoon. I got another day in Siem reap day after that. Any suggestion is much welcome. 30 Sept 4PM Arrive PP 2 Oct Morning depart to SR 4 Oct Morning depart back to M ...

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Money in Cambodia

Posted by Flo76 on 6/9/2008 at 13:49

I heard most trading is done in US dollars in Cambodia. If this is so, what's best to take, US dollars or travelers cheques in US dollars? ...

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Accomodation Question...sorry

Posted by ElectrO on 16/9/2008 at 12:50

Hello to everyone, I hope you can help me. I am planning on visiting Siem Reap, Ankhor Wat and Phnom Penh but I want to make this trip as authentic as possible, that means to me that I want a guest house, run by a family or something similar and not a hotel chain or anything too hotel-like. When visiting places, I really like to taste their way of living up to a point, but would prefer some luxuries such as Hot Water and maybe internet access (although internet is not crucial). With al ...

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Buses between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and vica versa

Posted by lennybruce on 10/7/2008 at 23:08

Anyone want to share their experience with the different companies? I will be prefering a more deluxe a/c coach especially for on-board w.c. facilities. Thnks. ...

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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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