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Exit visa

Posted by emptypassport on 26/5/2015 at 06:21

Entered Cambodia a few months ago, had my bag snatched in Phnom Penh - containing my passport! Wanted to stay here a while so applied for a new full 10 year passport from the UK. Got it. Problem is A)It's empty - no kind of visa or entry stamp, and B)The immigration office claim to be unable to find any record of my original entry/visa etc., since I don't have my old passport number. So, they say they don't know how to deal with my case. I've been given the option of paying a 'fine' - quite a ...

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Itinery help!!

Posted by EllieBlack on 19/5/2015 at 07:37

Hello all I am visiting Cambodia in mid-July but unfortunately because of the way dates have worked out I only have a total of 7 days there... I am desperate to visit PP, Siem Riep and the Elephant Valley Project in this time. I know this is probably a bit ambitious and that ideally you should give yourself longer than 1 day in Angkor Wat but do you think it will be possible to squeeze it all in in the time I have? Thanks! ...

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Cambodia in June/July

Posted by hanzbeyer on 9/6/2015 at 09:21

Hi, Couple in mid 30's planning a trip through Cambodia for a month in June/July 2015. Planning on doing few days in Siem Reap, few days in Phnom Penh, few days in Sihanoukville and spending a few weeks on the islands, mainly Koh Rong. We were wondering if anyone had any info on the effects of the weather on travel for this time of year. We'll be travelling everywhere by bus. Also, could anyone tell us what the islands are like in wet season? Still beautiful weather with the odd shower or dow ...

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trying to organize Cambodia - Laos and more... help plz! :-)

Posted by Davide11 on 23/5/2015 at 11:03

Hello! i'll arrive in cambodia ( sien reap i think ) from Bali on 18 or 19 july... then i'll have 1 month to travel around cambodia , laos ( maby birmania)... i don't know exactly where is better to "focus the attention"... i would like to see beautiful landscape and historical sites... and maybe see some beautiful authentic places where people lives in their kind of way Can you give me any help? thank you so much ...

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Weather in Sianoukville and on Ko Rong / Ko Samloem in the 2nd half of October?

Posted by jwaltersorf on 18/5/2015 at 09:48

Hallo How is usually the weather in Sihanoukville and on Ko Rong / Ko Rong Samloem in the second half of October? Still heavy rain and rough sea, not good for diving, or already the beginning of the dry season with only a few showers occassionally? Best regards. Joerg ...

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The Elephant Valley Project in Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri

Posted by somtam2000 on 17/5/2015 at 17:14

If you're considering a trip up to Sen Monorom, the following stories may be of interest regarding what sounds to be ongoing issues with elephants & vested interests there. Interesting piece on the EVP and locals being offside with it. (2013) This earlier piece by a travel blogger also worth a read - esp some of the comments: (2013) and a followup piece on an elephant "trek" they did do. (2013) Another piece by another travel blogger (2014) And our piece on the centre, and el ...

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Accommodation in sihnaoukville

Posted by boaby on 12/5/2015 at 00:21

Hi, I'm looking for decent accommodation in S/ville I'd be staying 3 months or so ,whilst trying out new dive sites Cheers Boaby ...

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Weed in Cambodia ?

Posted by Gordon_M on 12/7/2006 at 19:43

Hi all, i know this may seem odd and to most stupid but i was reading an article(i have it in my faves somewhere) about smoking weed in cambodia, the women writing the article was saying how relaxed it used to be, that you could go to a market in siem reap and at the back theres a woman selling herbs and so on but she also sells weed. I was wondering how easy it is to get a bit for a smoke, how dangerous it is actually buying it and the quality, also i heard about a pizza place where you ca ord ...

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Preah Vihear village to temple.

Posted by PatyDifusa on 11/5/2015 at 03:48

Hi there, I'm staying in Preah Vihear town and I was wondering if anyone went directly from here to the temple. For what I read in many related post, people came in organized tours from SR. I was told in my hotel that there is not motorbike rental in town at the moment. And also, I don't know if the road is good enough for a non experience driver The moto taxi is asking me more than 37$ for 100km, what I think it's a rip off and I'm not willing to pay. Any comments are much appreciated. ...

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Cambodian Travel buddy

Posted by KRStamm on 7/5/2015 at 12:16

Hello, I will be working in PP for 5 weeks starting Wednesday May 13-June17. I was hoping to find a travel buddy for a few weekend trips. I plan on Siam Reap and diving on the coast. I also have time after work to explore around PP. I am an American Female who love culture, cuisine and new friends. I will post my Cambodian cell once I arrive. Please let me know if you are interested in meeting up or if you are coming through PP and need a friend. ...

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getting to sihanoukville from phnom penh in the late afternoon...

Posted by sebasitan on 26/4/2015 at 18:19

hello! this is my first posting on this forum so please be tolerant if i'm not following any rules i'm not aware of! my question is about how possible it will be to catch a bus to sihanoukville from phnom penh in the late afternoon or what alternatives i have in case i missed the last bus (taxi, shared taxi, minivan, etc)... i'll be landing in saigon at the airport in the morning at around 7am and then i hope to catch a bus to phnom penh at around 8-9am. suppose i arrive in phnom penh at aro ...

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A cake for a good cause : Wonderful coffee shop in Siem Reap

Posted by BayonSchool on 26/4/2015 at 21:42

Hi everyone, If you plan to visit Siem Reap , don't miss the Bayon Pastry School Coffee Shop . It's a vocational training in pastry for underprivileged youngwomen in Cambodia. Set up in 2014, by the BayonSchool NGO, the Pastry School strictlyselects and trains each year , for free,aroung 20 young women. The goal is to help them to find a stable and a wellpaid job at the end of the training in Siem Reap hotels and restaurant.To help to support the school, they created a coffe ...

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6 month business visa extension in Siem Reap

Posted by hindemith on 11/2/2015 at 21:41

Dear Sir/Madam, I intend to get a 1 month business visa for Cambodia. Once I arrive in Siem Reap I would like to extend it to a 6 month business visa in Siem Reap. Can I do the extension at the Office for Foreign Aliens there? ( because doing it at travel offices in Siem Reap is quite costly) If yes, how much is the cost? How long will it take to get my 6 month visa extension? What documents do I have to provide? Do you have the address & phone number of the Office for Foreign Aliens in Si ...

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Reserve ahead?

Posted by Olivcar on 13/4/2015 at 10:07

I am planing a trip to Thailand and Cambodia for January and February 2016. We are looking for flashpacker to midrange guesthouses or hotels. I have looked around on Agoda and and so many of my choices say "Not available for those dates." (ie; Kampot) I know it is high season but is it possible that these places are already booked up for next year? Is it necessary or advisable to make reservations ASAP? I traveled in Thailand many years ago and it was fine to arrive and jus ...

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Koh Tonsay Weather in Mid May?

Posted by woody on 15/4/2006 at 12:41

Hi We are Flying into Bangkok in mid May. And were thinking of heading straight to Cambodia.We have 4 weeks but were thinking of heading straight to the beach for a week to unwind and relax. I have heard Koh Tonsay is a great place to relax but was wondering what the weather will be like in Mid May. Also what would be the best way to get there from Bangkok. Thanks for any Info.. ...

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Travellers Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in June 215

Posted by divine139 on 27/1/2015 at 22:22

Hi I will be traveling to cambodia in june spending 10 days in phnom penh, 1 week volunteering but 3 days after solo in phnom penh then going onto siem reap for 2 months at least then thinking of traveling onto vietnam then onto thailand any other 27yr olds out there travelling around this time. Would love to meet some fun new people ...

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Boat from Koh Rong to Koh Rong Saloem?

Posted by elizacass on 25/12/2012 at 21:23

Hi...I was wondering if any anyone knows of a boat that goes between these two islands since im planning on visiting both and it looks close on the map! I dont see a schedule of a ferry that goes between,,,is there local boats that make the run? or do you have to go back to shore to change islands? thanks for your help! Eliza ...

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Travel bookings within Cambodia got easier

Posted by johntrotter on 4/2/2015 at 21:07

Hi I wanted to summarise some recent events that have made travel within Cambodia much easier. These are launch of 3 new domestic airlines and a bus ticket booking website. 1. Domestic Airlines launched - Bayon Airlines, Bassaka Air and Apsara Air have been recently launched and Cambodia now has four domestic airlines including the existing Cambodia Angkor Air Payment systems are a bit patchy (the last I checked they ...

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New Cambodia moderator Nicky Sullivan

Posted by somtam2000 on 27/3/2015 at 22:41

Hi all, Just a quick note to welcome Nicky Sullivan who'll be helping out with forum moderation and more particularly with your questions about Cambodia (and elsewhere!) Nicky is based in Siem Reap and is a full time writer for Travelfish -- she wrote for us previously on a part time basis, took a break and is now back again. Feel free to unleash those very tricky cambodia-related questions! Cheers Stuart ...

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Angkor Wat help!

Posted by esseestpercipi on 21/9/2014 at 04:39

Hi guys! I am at a complete loss. I have just arrived in Siem Reap and I have no idea where to start. I have a main stream guide book on Cambodia, but it feels outdated (2012) and unclear. I have searched the web and Travelfish and I am at lost as too: 1. How many days? 3 or 5? i guess it is up to us, but we have the time. Is it worth getting the full pass? 2. Getting a tuk tuk. What are the on going rates. In my hotel i get a quote that just seems outrageous. 3. How to plan. What to see fi ...

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