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First time backpacker to Cambodia

Posted by juulie on 13/5/2006 at 21:17

Hi, I'm newbie here and will backpack to Cambodia alone from 21st to 30th May which is this coming saturday. Just a few questions to ask even though I've went through most of the msgs posted here. I realise some budget lodging does not have online booking such as redloge or two dragons. They have good comments and affordable. My concern is if I can't book online how am I going to get transport from from Siem Reap airport. Please advice, thx. In addition, my itinerary mostly likely ...

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Bamboo Trains - Battambang

Posted by Christabel16 on 24/5/2006 at 18:18

Hi, Does anyone know if these still operate? They are mentioned in the Lonely Planet and sound great but I have been let down by loads of info in the LP and so far everyone whom I have met who have been to Battambang have no idea what I am talking about! We are going to reach B hopefully in about a week. Thankyou ...

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Angkor Wat - temple of doom?

Posted by Harajuku on 17/5/2006 at 18:38

Am planning to go to Angkor Wat this summer, but just read this article which makes it sound like a bit of a tourist hell: How crowded does it get?! Can anyone recommend a good time to visit, or a good place to stay in Siem Reap...? ...

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Ivy Guesthouse 1 & 2 - email add?

Posted by soonmeng on 2/5/2006 at 12:16

Hi, Can anyone give me email address of Ivy Guesthouse 1 & 2? Any idea if Ivy Guesthouse 2 is within walking distance to the Bar Street? Thanks. ...

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Angkor Wat

Posted by Sunny5049 on 11/5/2006 at 13:21

What is the park fee to get into Angkor Wat? ...

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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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