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Battambang to Siem Reap

Posted by dvgainer on 4/5/2006 at 21:40

I'm going to be in Cambodia in July. At this time of year, would it be better to take the roads or a boat from Battambang to Siem Reap (in terms of time/comfort, I'm assuming the boat is prettier). Also, people have noted safety issues with the boats, are these at all avoidable? Thanks, david ...

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Getting visa for Laos in BBK

Posted by prayforwind on 5/5/2006 at 13:21

Hi, I just read your post on getting a visa for Laos in Bangkok on TTF. Can you give me a bit more information regarding this? Can I get a travel agent in Bangkok to do this for me? If not, where is the Laos embassy in Bangkok? Is there a one day service? Aside from passport and photos, what else should I bring? Thanks for your help. Soleil ...

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bordercrossing from cambodia to laos

Posted by hycoscine on 3/5/2006 at 19:55

i'm planning a trip to cambodia and laos this summer. but i'm starting to get worried about the bordercrossing from cambodia to laos. is it possible to get into laos that way? i've talked to the lao embassy in sweden and they said that the border was only for locals and not for internationell use. do they say that just to be on the safe side or is it true? i've read about people crossing the other way, from laos to cambodia, but nothing about going from cambodia to laos... ...

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Border Crossing Koh Chang

Posted by SeanaB on 3/5/2006 at 20:11

Is there a border crossing from Koh Chang into Cambodia? What is easiest way to get from Thai islands on east into Cambodia? Thanks! ...

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Overland from Laos; What are the options?

Posted by MarcuzNYC on 29/4/2006 at 01:08

What are the options and costs going overland from Laos to Cambodia? I'll be heading to Siem Reap. Also, how long did it take you? I'm really looking for first-hand experience of people who have done this within the past year. Thanks, Marcus ...

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Phnom Penh to Battambang

Posted by icet2sugars on 30/4/2006 at 11:18

Does anyone know whether there are any buses leaving Phnom Penh for Battambang at around noon (if not later)? Hoping this is not too ambitious, I'm hoping I can somehow get to Battambang after arriving in Phnom Penh airport at 9.30am. From what I've gathered, all buses leave in the early morning. After going through custom/money exchanging etc, I don't think I can get to the bus centre until noon! Any info would be appreciated! I'd try to avoid the shared taxi option if possible! As I'll ...

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atm/ debt card

Posted by manojdephoto on 14/2/2006 at 10:35

Hello, I will be flying into Bangkok on 20/2 from Chicago and then travel by land to Siem Reap. I have an ATM/ debt card that has the VISA logo on it. I know that ANZ Bank in Phnom Penh will accept ATM cards that draw on foreign banks accounts. If I take a cash advance using my ATM/ debt card, can I use other banks in Cambodia besides ANZ? Is this equivalent to using a regular ATM card at a bank? Thanks, Manoj ...

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Mekong Homestays

Posted by steviej on 17/4/2006 at 18:06

Hi fellow Travel Fishes.............. Does anybody have any info on homestays on the Mekong Delta. I have been in contact with Cuu Long Tourist but they only have email. There's no rush, because I'm not going till next March......Unfortunately!! cheers steviej ________________________________________________ travel, the best non-compulsory education in the world!!!!!! ...

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Accomodation Advice - Earthwalker's or Pavillion Indochine.

Posted by wghl1972 on 12/4/2006 at 16:38

We plan to be in Siem Reap over 5 days, and i was left to decide where our accomodation should be. I have identified 2 place, but can't decide which is better to stay at - Earthwalkers or Pavillion Indochine. We plan to stay there for 2 days and then move to an accomodation closer to the Old Market area as we would like to go shopping as well. Can you please suggest a place to stay? Our top prority is clean beds and toilets (with a tub, if possible). What do you think of Shadows of Angkor? Thank ...

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travel buddy or advise for summer 2006?

Posted by mistermajeikasboot on 11/4/2006 at 00:50

Hi mistermajeikasboot, That's quite a username! Have you taken a look at the suggested trip plans for Laos and Cambodia? They may help you with the planning. ...

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blondie travelling alone

Posted by Ankka on 6/4/2006 at 17:46

Hi All, I'm dreaming of travelling in Cambodia, and I would like to alone. People tend to think I'm nuts, being young small female and all.. So I'm really asking your opinion here. How safe is Cambodia outside the hotel areas (which I'd like to avoid)? I'm not very experienced traveller, but I do have my brains attached (or so I think..). Got to admit though, because of my looks I certainly pass neither as a local nor as a karate champ. Actually what I'm mostly afraid of is that while pl ...

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Sokha beach in Sihanoukville

Posted by Julis on 4/4/2006 at 14:49

I've heard that a recently built 5-star resort has restricted acess to its part of the beach I've read some reports saying you can't even walk along the beach (at certain point there'a guard stopping you where the resort's property starts). What is the actual situction? If I stay at Malibu bungalows, can I use tghe beach freely or only the pert of the beach not adjacent to the resort? Will appreciate any comments and updates! ...

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Phnom Penh to Siem Reap/Angkor Wat

Posted by Sunny5049 on 9/4/2006 at 08:24

Hey Im going to be flying into Phnom Penh because it is much cheaper but I was wondering the best/cheapest way to get from there to Siem Reap. Either by land or air. How long would each way take? ...

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Advice on a quick trip to cambodia

Posted by BUCKSBLOKE35 on 1/4/2006 at 01:47

Hi, i am flying into phnom penh on 1st may and fly home from bangkok on the 7th may (1am).I want to travel overland and take in angor,what would be a realistic itinerary,i want to see as much as possible without charging around and not seeing anything properly.I'm not on a mega tight budget,but dont have an abundance to waste either,any tips would be most welcome. tony ...

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Welcome and Terms of Use

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2006 at 16:29

Hi, I'm somtam2000 and I'll be moderating the Travelfish travel board. I'm here to answer all your questions -- or at least the ones I know the answer to -- as for those that are mysteries to me, perhaps other Travelfish members will be able to answer. You'll see you need to be a member to post a new question or answer an existing one, but if you're already a Travelfish member, you don't need to join again. Your existing login works just fine. A few of general pointers; 1) I do have to ...

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Viewed 3,118 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 8/4/2006 at 06:25

Siem Reap guesthouse

Posted by tuy on 22/1/2006 at 17:22

I have read through your listing for Siem Reap guesthouses, but cannot decide - we want to spend US$30-50 a night but would like a garden for the children. We think maybe on the other side of the river is better and quieter. is that so? thanks again ...

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Vietnam/Cambodia Trip

Posted by Globetrotter23 on 4/4/2006 at 07:34

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on a potential vietnam/Cambodia trip i was planning on taking. I am an english teacher in South korea and will be departing from there. I have about a week for travel and would like to cover as much of those two countries as i possibly can in that time frame. I know i'm pushing it, but it's my only chance! If anyone can give me some pointers and suggestions on must-sees ( or if you're really kind, an actual travel plan) i would deeply appreciate it! ...

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How safe is Cambodja

Posted by tuy on 22/1/2006 at 17:19

We're planning a trip to Cambodja in February this year but are still concerned about the saftey because guidebooks make it sound rather dangerous in the nighttime and we'll be travelling with children. do you have any suggestions please? ...

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From Thailand to Cambodia via Presvihear border

Posted by makara567 on 3/4/2006 at 08:13

I wish to cross border from Thailand to visit Presvihear temple and then to Kompong Thom province. Is it safe. How about the road condition? Any idea..! ...

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Viewed 2,499 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by dawsondetarr on 5/4/2006 at 22:06

cambodia itinerary - 1 week

Posted by travelchick on 29/3/2006 at 17:21

has anyone got any good suggestions of how to spend approx 1 week in cambodia (maybe a little bit longer)? i'll be coming in overland from laos to stung treng, then want to leave to go to thai islands. want to do angkor and phnom penh (obviously!) but don't know what would be the most sensible order for overland travel to avoid doubling back on myself and wasting a lot of time travelling? which is the easiest way to get across the border and to thai islands when i leave? any other suggestions ...

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Viewed 2,252 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 30/3/2006 at 06:33


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