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Best Island to STAY at near Sihanoukville

Posted by SoloGirls on 7/1/2014 at 18:47

I plan to get in 3 days or so of beach time and I'm going to go to Sihanoukville first to get a visa for Vietnam. So I was wondering what is the best island no more than a 3 hour boat ride from Sihanoukville? I don't need a party scene, nor do I need it to be extremely quiet. It doesn't really matter to me. What I am looking for is beautiful clean beaches, cheap clean accommodations, and safety. I'm traveling alone. Any suggestions? ...

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Itinerary Help: Siem reap to HCMC

Posted by SoloGirls on 13/1/2014 at 18:12

Well I think I've changed my plans about 50 times in the last week. I was wondering if anybody would chime in about which option they would choose out of the following. I only have about 10 days to do this and I don't want to be on the go the entire time. I think some of these options would create that. Some of this includes Vietnam. But I had to pick one forum or the other. Issues: I need to get a Vietnam Visa during this time. I've read S-Ville is the best option as it happens in 20 minu ...

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Self Catering in Cambodia?

Posted by plonker on 3/1/2014 at 11:46

Hey all, first of all thanks for all this information on this site, I've read through it all today - It's all very helpful! But now onto my question; Me and a friend are wanting to visit Cambodia sometime this year, but she has some very strict dietary needs, so would, much, much rather somewhere self catering so we can buy the ingredients and cook ourselves (Well she would, I'd happily go eat out anyway!) We plan on spending 3 weeks here, without rushing around to see everything, just taking i ...

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Entering Viet Nam at Trapeang Phlong > Xa Mat

Posted by Archmichael on 16/1/2014 at 11:37

As all the other posts I've seen about this are four or five years old, I'm starting a new one. This coming April or May we'll be traveling from Kampong Cham to Sai Gon/HCMC. Does anyone have recent experience at the Trapeang Phlong> Xa Mat crossing? Besides the crossing itself, does anyone have information regarding transportation from there into Sai Gon, or at least to Tay Ninh, from which I figure a bus would be fairly easy to sort out. We'll already have our Viet Nam visas, so that w ...

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An ideal break up trip

Posted by Rohitgokul on 12/1/2014 at 12:59

Hey All, I would appreciate some input from you travellers. Obviously, i am nursing a bad divorce.. I would like to get away from town to someplace relaxed, crazy and good crowd to meet. Cambodia or Thailand is what i thought. Obviously something that doesnt leave me broke after about 12- 15 days would be great.. Lot of craziness and wild partying nights is what i probably think i would need. Cheers, Ro ...

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Camping on Islands

Posted by SuicidalSausage on 7/5/2013 at 10:58

Hello, Just wondering if its possible to hire a kayak on one of the islands of the coast of Sihanoukville, and use it to kayak around the island and sleep in hammocks along the beach? Would you have to be 'staying' with one of the resorts on the island, or could you simply hire a kayak and do it independantly? If so, are there smaller, deserted islands around the main islands which can be kayaked to and stayed on? Is this legal/allowed, or does it not matter? Thanks for any help! ...

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Kampot to Phu Duoc

Posted by oiboy on 10/1/2014 at 21:39

In Kampot now. What is the best transport option from Kampot to Ha Tien then onto Phu Quoc without being scammed at the border.i have heard a lot of horror stories regarding the Ha Tien border crossing. ...

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What is happening in Phnom Penh?

Posted by tyler on 18/9/2013 at 11:25

I am due to arrive October 3rd - the starting point of 2-3 months in SEA. As far as I can tell the political situation appears to be less volitile. I've been reading a few other travel forums and searching the net as best as I can. I am hoping there are a few people that live in Phnom Penh or some who are presently travelling Cambodia that can give me some accurate information regarding the political situation. Are more demonstrations planned? ...

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Posted by SilverFox on 20/12/2013 at 13:38

I was wondering about Cambodia's drug laws. I have read a few reviews but they have been asking about recreational drug use. My question is am I allowed to take my prescribed medication with me or will I be refused entry or worse jail? My medication is prescribed by my doctor and he would give me a letter explaining the medication. My medication is Valium,methadone and mitrazpine. I had no problem last year while visiting Thailand and actually got OTC Valium. And had no problems with customs ...

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Cardamom mountain trekking from trapaeng roung or chi pat?

Posted by Stphie on 16/12/2013 at 05:06

Hi, we are 2 girls travelling through SEA and are about to spend 2 weeks in Cambodia. We would like to do a 2 - 3 day trekking in the cardamom mountains. We'll be coming from Battambang and after cardamom mountains travelling back to thailand/bangkok. 2 questions: - What base should we take? Trapaeng Roung or Chi Pat? - How do we get there? bus? boat? taxi? via Koh Kong? Pursat? ... I hear transport and roads are not that great in that region. I hope to get some good info. thanks in advance ...

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Safety Biking around Angkor Wat

Posted by kelseyg on 31/1/2010 at 22:34

Hello all, My partner and I were hoping to rent bikes when in Siem Reap to bike around and explore on our own. Apparently there are lots of other wats and historical sites to happen upon, and we've heard that biking is a great way to do it. My concern is whether this is safe to do, mostly with respect to landmines. Any thoughts? ...

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Anti maleria tablets

Posted by craigcraig on 28/11/2013 at 10:13

I am going out to Cambodia in January 14 to the end of feb, my doctor is recommending Prqguanil ? i will be going to the main tourist places and maybe Rattan Akiri, Ive read a lot on the forum, not sure what to do ? can anybody advise,can you buy these tablets in Bangkok ? thanks ...

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Phnom Penh to HCMC via Mekong River

Posted by SoloGirls on 5/1/2014 at 20:01

I am planning on doing 2 weeks in Cambodia and a little of Vietnam. I was looking in to different ways of getting over the boarder going from Cambodia to Vietnam and I'm most interested in the boat option for something different from all the bussing. I have a few questions about this though. 1. My friends are warning me against Cambodia. I've already booked a flight there, so changing it is definitely not something I want to do given the huge fees. I checked the risk and it is showing as hi ...

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Orphanage Tourism - Cambodia

Posted by Sparts on 3/1/2014 at 04:55

A little reminder from our friends at the Guardian: Interesting read, nothing new to a lot of people here - sad that this is stil the case ...

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One month through cambodia: looking for hints!

Posted by MartinaSmartiz on 22/12/2013 at 11:30

Hi everyone! i'm currently in china and planned to spend the winter holidays (jan/12 to feb/13) travelling around cambodia with my boyfriend. we're arriving at and leaving from bangkok. i want to enjoy tropical beaches but at the same time i don't want to miss the temples and the lush nature of this beautiful country. i figured out a rough list of the places i'd like to hit: bangkok, maybe one or two thai islands (koh samet, koh chang?), peam krasop, koh kong, sihanoukville and islands (really ...

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New Must-Do: Wildlife Tour behind-the-scenes at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

Posted by southeastasia77 on 27/8/2013 at 22:49

I'm writing to recommend the new behind-the-scenes wildlife tour with Wildlife Alliance at Phnom TamaoWildlife Rescue Center, a day trip from Phnom Penh. Behind-the-scenes tours with Wildlife Alliance allow private access to the tiger dens, baby animals in nursery, the elephant enclosure (for feeding and bathing elephants, walking them through the forest, getting painted in a new t-shirt by humanely trained Lucky, watching Chhouk's training to change his prosthetic foot) and a personalized tour ...

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Koh Rong to Koh Rong Saloem

Posted by kmc on 10/7/2011 at 20:26

Hi folks, Can anyone shed light on whether it's possible to go directly from Koh Rong to Koh Rong Saloem without having to go back to Sihanoukville? We'll be there in October and hoping to do both islands for a couple of days without having to hop back to the mainland in between. Thanks, Kris ...

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Transport from Sihanoukville to Kampot

Posted by Juha_H on 27/12/2013 at 10:00

Hi, Is there any transport from Sihanoukville to Kampot on evening? We are coming from Siem Reap and arriving Sihanoukville around 18.00. Is there any bus or any other decent and safe transport available that time? How about taxi? Is it possible to get taxi driver to take us that late? And how much would taxi cost from Sihanoukville to Kampot? Thanks in advance ...

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Siem Reap to Kampot/Kep

Posted by Sampan on 24/12/2011 at 01:44

Hi all, Is there any direct transport from SR to Kampot/Kep at this point? I read a couple of older post stating that there wasn't any then, had to go over Phnom Phen. Is this still the case? All info is greatly appreciated! // ...

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Viewed 9,910 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by Juha_H on 27/12/2013 at 09:23

New Years Eve Party Phnom Penh

Posted by PPUG on 23/12/2013 at 06:48

Phnom Penh Underground are very proud to announce a NYE party like Phnom Penh has never seen before! Outside, high above the city on the Terrace, DJ Sequence, danbeck (Kimchi Collective) and Phatt Controller will spin the best in DnB and TechHouse. In the Downstairs Bar, you'll find Dr WahWah, Wes-T and Alan Ritchie supplying PunkFUNKDirtyHOUSEDiscoTECH. Come and join us in this unique venue with 360 degree views of Phnom Penh for a party you'll never forget! Free Entry, so come ...

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