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hat lek to koh kong crossing - can i pay in dollars?

Posted by jlawler on 11/11/2014 at 03:08

i will be crossing from hat lek to koh kong in a few days and am wondering if it is still true that i will be expected to pay in baht. has anyone here successfully paid in usd. apologies for the poor formatting and grammar, my browser and keypad are not getting along at the moment. many thanks ...

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Posted by Morganj24 on 15/9/2014 at 08:57

I'm currently researching for my SE Asia trip next year. Reading through the Lonely Planet SE Asia on a shoestring book and I'm liking the idea of getting involved in a homestay within each country just so I can fully immerse myself in the culture. The first homestay recommendation I have come across in the book is no more I've had a Google but am reluctant to go with anything that I've not had recommended. So if anyone can recommend any homestay throughout SE Asia let me know. Thanks in adva ...

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Help with bicycle renting in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh

Posted by ru40342 on 27/10/2014 at 13:18

Hi all, I am going to Cambodia (Siem Reap and Phnom Penh) next month (early-mid Nov) and wish to go around on bicycle. I read in wikitravel that bicycle can be rented around $2-$3 per day but I can't seems to find any information online (some websites offer bicycle rental for >$10 which is too much for me). So is it easy to rent bicycle for $2-$3 a day? Are there plenty of bicycle rental shops around these 2 cities? Also, is it safe to get around these 2 cities on bicycle? Thanks and any ...

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Doctors/Medical Care in Siem Reap

Posted by whitl019 on 28/10/2014 at 00:49

Hello, This post is for all tourist traveling in the Siem Reap, Cambodia area. If you need non-urgent, non-life threatening medical care, then please let me recommend 2 different physicians you may see, as well as, offer my experiences using the medical services in Siem Reap. First, I recommend Dr. Ian Ferguson at the British Khmer Clinic. He is a British trained and certified physician living and operating in Siem Reap. He has lab services available to diagnose most ailments and will have the ...

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Xa Mat - Trapeang Phlong border crossing

Posted by leeda on 27/10/2014 at 18:44

Does anyone have any experience entering from Vietnam at the Trapeang Phlong border crossing? In particular, I'm looking for information on the availability of transport from the border to Kampong Cham. Probably looking for a van as we're a family of seven. Thanks ...

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Getting around Koh Rong : Boat from Koh Touch to Northeast on the island

Posted by tonjeand on 26/10/2014 at 08:08

Anyone who have experience on getting around on Koh Rong by boat? We wish to stay a few nights at Koh Touch (Paradise) and then a few nighs Northeast on Koh Rong (Palm Beach). I asked Palm Beach if they could pick us up, but it costs $40, as it's not on their route. Any good cheaper alternatives? ...

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Border crossing advice "“ Cambodia to southern Laos

Posted by dastott on 23/10/2014 at 02:32

Has anyone recently travelled from Siem Reap or Kratie to Don Det and southern Laos? Any advice regarding overland transport options and the border crossing very much appreciated. In particular, I have heard conflicting info regarding the availability of Lao visas at this border crossing. Thank you. ...

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Vietnamese Visa in Phnom Penh

Posted by charlottex on 11/7/2014 at 07:01

Hi, I plan to get my visa for Vietnam in Phnom Penh , I read than it's cheaper, faster and easier to get it from a travel agent or even my hotel than the embassy. Did anyone experience this? Do you have any recommendation about a travel agent in Phnom Penh who does that? And one important question, how much time do I have to get into Vietnam once I get the Visa? my flight for Vietnam is the 22 of august and I plan to get the visa this week. Thanks a lot! ...

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Mekong Discovery Trail

Posted by stevie123 on 30/1/2014 at 07:50

Hi does anybody have any news on doing the Mekong Discovery Trail? I am planning on doing the stretch down from Stung Treng and Kratie. How long do I need to complete it in: 1. By bicyicle 2. By moped I plan to hire the above transport in Stung Treng and do homestays on the way down on the islands or riverbank villages. Any feedback folks?? Stevie ...

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Figuring out route--input please

Posted by redsneef on 29/9/2014 at 12:45

I am thinking of travelling to Cambodia during my 10 week adventure in the region. My base will be HCMC and I've figured out which parts of Vietnam I will be travelling to--bearing in mind my travel companion will be my 3 year old son--so it's slow travel and open ended. I would love to see SR and maybe Koh Rong or other beachy places. I'm trying to figure out if I should fly into SR then travel down to PP and then on to coast line, or should I land cross near xa xia, do the coast, go to pp a ...

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Prasat Preah Vihear

Posted by Taniab on 28/9/2014 at 08:08

Hello at everybody! At november I will go in Cambodia and I want visit Prasat Preah Vihear! How is the best way for go at Prasat Preah Vihear by bus? I will travel alone and the taxi is more expensive for one person. Thank you in advance! ...

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Posted by mariaescandell on 27/9/2014 at 09:07

Mahendraparvata Hi! I read that they have discovered the remains of the lost city of Mahendraparvata close to Angkor. I have read a couple od blogs and articles of people going there. But I would like to get some more information, is it worth the ride? How to organice it? The agencies I contacted via internet asked for about 100$ for a day( per person!!!) Any tips?? ...

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flying from siem reap to bali

Posted by needtogetaway on 22/9/2014 at 19:40

Hi, I would like to fly from siem reap to bali (denpasar), the first week in December, but I don't see any reasonable flights. It doesn't look like any of the regional airlines I have been suggested fly from one to the other (including tiger air, lion air, garuda, jetstar). I would like up to one stopovers as I have limited time. Any other suggestions for airlines to check? Thansk! ...

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Request Help for Planning Cambodia Trip

Posted by somakray90 on 16/9/2014 at 09:33

Hi everyone, Me and a friend of mine are going to Cambodia next month... Please provide help and suggestions on the destinations and the itinerary... Request you to please pour in suggestions and detailed suggestions in any of the locations 01-Oct Reach Siem Reap from Bangkok via bus 02-Oct Siem Reap - Angkor 03-Oct Siem Reap - Angkor 04-Oct Phnom Penh - via Boat 05-Oct Phnom Penh - Killing Fields,etc. 06-Oct PP to Kampot/Kep - pepper fields 07-Oct Koh Ton ...

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Help planning first trip to Cambodia

Posted by remsam on 26/3/2014 at 11:55

I will be visiting Cambodia for the first time later this year and would greatly appreciate some input on where I should visit. I am flying into Phnom Phen and will be traveling solo for the first 9 or 10 days of my trip. I will then be joining a friend in Siem Reap for 4-5 days. I'm not sure how I should divide the first 9 to 10 days while I'm on my own. I assume I should spend the first 2 or 3 days in Phnom Phen but am not sure where to go next. I know I want to visit Battambang on my w ...

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Travel from Siem Reap to Kep Jan 2015

Posted by Trish26 on 15/9/2014 at 20:46

We plan to travel from SR to Kep mid January 2015. Any suggestions for best method - bus, private car? How realistic is it to do this comfortably in one day? Thanks. ...

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Ankor wat from Bangkok (3 days) Oct 2nd.

Posted by itismohit on 8/9/2014 at 23:56

Hi, I am travelling to Bangkok on 1st October and I am travelling solo for first 3-4 days. Considering to spend 3-4 days to see Cambodia, Angkor wat and nearby places and then return back to Bangkok. I have 3-4 days in Cambodia. Is the weather conducive to the plan ? Are 3 days enough to see something more than Angkor wat ? I am considering that coming from Bangkok, Visa to cambodia will be on arrival and Visa to Bangkok from Cambodia will be on arrival as well.. Am I missing something her ...

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Cambodia beach sand fleas

Posted by Debbyc on 9/8/2014 at 21:34

From what I have read in many places, it makes it sound like sand fleas are a real problem on the less populated beaches of the Cambodian islands and beaches. Is that true? I don't mind bugs here and there, and they sometime creep into your room at night. But I am adverse to rodents in my abode and not being able to enjoy an early morning or late afternoon on the beach without being slathered in DEET. Bugs and animals outside are fine. We will be in Siem Reap, and want to spend the end of the ...

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Travelling around Cambodia

Posted by Yorkshire_Kiwi on 21/3/2014 at 20:18

We are currently in Cambodia and have been to Siem Reap and are now in Battambang. We would like to see as much of Cambodia as possible, including the Ratanikiri region. Which would be the best way around the country to do this so we finish somewhere where we could get to the south of Vietnam? Time is not a problem. ...

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Koh Kong to Siem Reap

Posted by magicFly on 17/8/2014 at 04:24

Hi, I am at Koh Chang in Thailand right now and will go to Cambodia tomorrow. I will cross border at Hat Lek / Koh Kong . I want to go to Siem Reap first. So I am wondering if there is a direct bus from Koh Kong to Siem Reap. I found some older topics saying that I have to go through Phnom Penh. Can anyone confirm there is no direct bus from Koh Kong to Siem Reap or has anything changed? Cheers ...

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