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Seeking hiking companions for Virachey nat park Veal Thom walk (Banlung)

Posted by Mattmccabe on 3/1/2017 at 03:28

I'm looking for hiking companions to share the cost of the 7 day Veal Thom trek in Virachey National Park some time around mid January - I am flexible with dates. Trek details here: https://virachey-ecotourism.jimdo.com/home-english/trekking-services/7-day-trip-veal-thom-grassland/ It's run by the Virachey National Park Ecotourism Office (banlung) and camping gear, as well as a park ranger and indigenous guide are provided in the cost. Ranger will help you buy food before. I've read it's an i ...

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SE asia newbie

Posted by Susanh on 23/12/2016 at 22:49

Hi planning a trip to include Vietnam and Cambodia, only have 2/12 wks or so. I thought Ankgor would be the place to see, but it's off my path. I really want to enjoy the whole of Vietnam and Cambodia. If I have limited time is it well spent to go to Ankgor Wat? This will likely be my only trip to SE asia... ...

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Sihanoukville jellifish

Posted by imm3344 on 6/10/2016 at 05:58

Hello everyone! Does anyone know what is the situation with jellyfishes in and around Sihanoukville in November and December? ...

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Which beach in Cambodia with tight timeframe and baby?

Posted by sarah0701 on 21/12/2016 at 06:37

hi there We're travelling to Cambodia in mid Feb and trying to decide where to go to get some beach time, taking into consideration the following: *travelling with 11mth old *husband has dietary requirements (gluten and dairy intolerant) *itinerary - 2 nights Siem reap, taxi to PP as visiting a friend there for 2 nights, 3 nights at beach. Wondering where we'll get a good experience as want to relax at beach but concerned about how long the travelling will be if we go to somewhere like Koh Rong ...

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A must-seen to visit in Kampong Cham

Posted by Marine on 21/12/2016 at 04:35

Hi there ! Travelling in Cambodia, I went to Kampong Cham to visit the area. I would like to share with you an amazing place to spend time for 2 or 3 days. I had the chance to discover randomly this place and extend my stay there. I think this place deserves to be shared and known to give the opportunity to the other travelers to enjoy their time in Kampong Cham as much as I did thanks to OBT. Indeed, it is a NGO called OBT (standing for Organization for Basic Training). Near Kampong Cham at ...

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L.E.A.F. Ecotourism & Conservation project in Sen Monorom

Posted by Visionsdailleurs on 27/3/2016 at 22:22

Cambodia is experiencing a high deforestation rate, which puts the local ecosystems at risk. Mondulkiri province is rich in biodiversity and is home to a variety of important endangered species. A local NGO, L.E.A.F. (Local Environmental Awareness Foundation), has been created in 2014 by Cambodian volunteers from Mondulkiri. Its goal is to support and to improve environmental education and conservation among local communities. One of their main source of funding comes from a great ecotourism pr ...

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Ban Pakard / Phsa Prum Border Crossing

Posted by kchhabra on 17/2/2012 at 02:48

Does anyone have any experience with this border crossing in Pailin? I was wondering if you knew the hours of operations? ...

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Sen Monoram to Ban Lung road

Posted by stevie123 on 26/1/2014 at 17:25

Hi has anybody taken this route recently? Looking to see if it is doable on a hired moped or dirt bike and guide? How much and how long does it take and is it worth doing. I'm definitely up for an adventure! ;o) Going in February. ...

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Cambodia to Koh Samet

Posted by appro on 15/6/2010 at 17:08

We hope to travel to Koh Samet after we leave Cambodia. I'm after some advice regarding routes/border crossings. Hopefully want to avoid going via Bangkok (unless that's the quickest obviously). Any ideas? Cheers in advance. ...

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2 week itinerary advice

Posted by adlis on 26/11/2016 at 16:56

My partner and I are travelling to Cambodia for 2 weeks from New Zealand and have put together an itinerary and was curious to know peoples thoughts. We had originally planned a more relaxed itinerary without Mondulkiri, but thought it sounded really great and perhaps worth squeezing it in - but that said, we don't want the trip to feel rushed. Thanks in advance! Siem Reap - 3 nights (23-26) Shuttle/private cab to Battabang Battabang - 2 nights (26-28) Drive back to Siem Reap and catch ...

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Kampot to Kompnong Chnang by bus?

Posted by lajoy9 on 15/11/2016 at 17:11

Hello there! Read your coverage about Kompong Chnang. Lovely! I had planned a day only but reading the Travelfish coverage, I want to stay 2 days!I had planned a day layover in Pnomph Penh but I'd like to skip that and go directly from Kampot to Kompong Chnang if it is doable.Maybe we will arrive after sunset??? Your advice will be appreciated. Another question is how would it be to go on the Tonle Sap to visit the floating villages near Kompong Chnang at the end of march? Am I missing the bo ...

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Where can I park my car in Sihanouk for a couple days when on Koh Rong?

Posted by Aarontnicholls on 14/6/2015 at 08:57

hi all, Hoping to drive my vehicle to Sihanoukville and then catch the fast ferry to Koh Rong for a couple of days. This will be mid July 2015. We are expats living in Thailand with a Thai registered vehicle and New Zealand + International drivers licenses. The info about driving in Cambodia is somewhat sketchy, and I can find nothing about car parking at Sihanouk... 1. Where can I safely leave my car in Sihanouk for the duration? We just went over to Koh Samet and Koh Kood in Thailand, b ...

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what airlines take me from Krabi to Siem Riep?

Posted by mark2u on 13/11/2016 at 01:58

Can anyone tell me an inexpensive way to fly from Krabi (I suppose via Bangkok) to Siem Riep? Is there an inexpensive overland yet safe route? ...

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Koh Rong Samloem, Saracen Bay - Cita or Paradise Villas?

Posted by lumatka on 10/11/2016 at 06:47

Dear Paradise lovers , I can not decide where to stay: Cita or Paradise Villas. I like the fact that Cita is owned by Italian as I love Italian food and coffee, but Paradise seems to have a nicer restaurant and they offered me room directly on the beach for same price as Cita in second row. Pleaaaase help! Thank you! Lucia ...

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Kratie in March

Posted by caroc on 1/11/2016 at 09:57

I'm spending a few weeks in Cambodia (second visit) in March 2017 and I'm planning to take the bus from Phnom Penh to Kratie for a few days. I'd like to make it up to Kampi in the hope of seeing a dolphin or two. I know there is good info on this website, although I wonder why they say to "leave the camera behind" re dolphins. Is this a question of just "being there in the moment"? Has anyone had recent experience of Kratie town and province and would there be any di ...

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Beaching in Cambodia

Posted by allblack on 24/10/2016 at 15:09

Hello, We are two couples traveling in Laos/Cambodia from Dec 15th to Jan 7th. We were hoping to stay in Koh Rong Samloem for a couple of days around New Year, but it appears every decent place is booked (Agoda, Booking, ...). I would like to know if, a) it is recommended to show up there without reservation as good places might not be bookable on the internet. b) if some other islands/beaches would match up KRS and be less crowded around Jan 1st. We're looking mostly for upscale bungalo ...

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living in siem reap with a one year old.

Posted by twoandababy on 20/10/2016 at 10:50

hi I'm going to volunteer at anjali house ( siem reap) a school for impoverished children. I'm studding to be a therapist and need a 5 week work placement to advance in my course, in January and my wife and one year old daughter is coming with me but will not be volunteering. so I'm asking for a little tips and advice and maybe a good place to stay wile were there thats child friendly? any help would be very much appreciated. ...

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One month itinary help please!

Posted by lajoy9 on 13/10/2016 at 18:31

Hi there, We will be traveling from Laos, 4000 islands to Cambodia. I'd like to know if my planning for Cambodia is ok? Will be there in March next year.Some of it is based on the Travelfish itinary. What I need anyone to tell me is, if I am missing on something or if we stay too long in some places? Stung Treng: 4 days at the Mekong bird resort (thanks to Travelfish) Kratie + Koh Trong Island: 4 days Sen Menorom 1 or 2 nights? Also will do the 2 days trek with Mondulkiri elephant and wildife ...

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Siem Reap and La Nina

Posted by apeiron75 on 25/8/2016 at 08:44

Hi all I was in Siem Reap in Mid November 2012 and the weather was OK - just a strong but brief rainstorm in the afternoon but sunny for the rest of the day. I am now planning to be there the very last 4 days of October and I was wondering what might be the impact of la Nina, which according to some websites has a 75% probability of gaining strength. What is your experience? Do I have 75% probability of finding bad weather all day long? Thanks!! ...

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Express Minivan from Phnom Penh to Kratie

Posted by clinesmiths on 9/10/2016 at 20:16

Lonely Planet mentions express minivans that can do the route from Phnom Penh to Kratie in four hours, but I can't seem to find any transport company info. We want to book in advance as we are flying in to Phnom Penh at 9:30 am and would like to go directly to Kratie. We would be willing to book a taxi as well if anyone has contact info for any of these transport options. Thanks! ...

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