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Islands around New Years

Posted by ktkates87 on 21/6/2013 at 21:08

I'm planning a backpacking trip through SE Asia. I am hoping to visit Koh Rong and possibly Samloem, and based on a rough itinerary I think we might end up there around New Years Eve. Will that affect our ability to find accommodations? I'd rather not book too far in advance because I'm hoping to not have to stick too strictly to an itinerary and the dates may likely change. Thoughts? ...

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Business Visa Extension - New Page in Passport?

Posted by ChloeC on 16/6/2013 at 08:59

Hi all Can't find this information anywhere else so here I am! I'm coming to Cambodia shortly to do an internship for three months. My workplace told me to get a business visa on arrival and that they will extend it for me. I have two questions in relation to this: 1) Can I get a business visa for longer than one months duration on arrival or do I simply have to extend it once I'm there? 2) Does the business visa extension take up another page in your passport or do they simply stamp/sign yo ...

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Stung Treng to SR

Posted by kramiro on 18/6/2013 at 08:46

Is it easy to get a taxi from Stung Treng to Tbang Meanchey? Approx how much? Approx how much from TM to SR by minibus? How much time for both legs? ...

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The lost city of Mahendraparvata

Posted by somtam2000 on 14/6/2013 at 20:58

The Sydney Morning Herald has a huge story on the rediscovery of the Khmer city of Mahendraparvata which predates Angkor by 350 years. Huge news. You can read the full story here. ...

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Cambodia / Laos Honeymoon Itinerary advice

Posted by haylesp on 7/6/2013 at 01:26

Hi everyone! I am new to this site and to forums. So please forgive me if I have poor forum etiquette! My hubby and I are off on our honeymoon in Laos / Cambodia early September. I have booked the flight to Luang Prabang and then the flight from LP to SR, but that is where i get stuck. So, my itinerary thus far is : Fly from Sydney to Bangkok - spend 1 night in BKK (was the best option in order to get to LP from Syd) Fly BKK - Luang Prabang - 5 nights / days in LP Fly LP - SR - ...

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GiantIbis bus. Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville

Posted by sayadian on 11/6/2013 at 23:43

I thought I'd try this relatively new service and give it a quick review. Tickets are $10 which is around 30% more than other companies charge so I was expecting something better. You can wait for your bus in a small seating area inside the companies office which are at the end of street 106 next to the site of the night market and Riverside. The waiting area is clean and air-conditioned. Transport was a large mini-bus with masses of leg room making it easy to stretch out and relax or sleep. No ...

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Trouble with Viber

Posted by jeeeebus on 11/6/2013 at 02:02

Can can anyone tell me if they had trouble using Viber whilst in cambodia. Am currently in Phnom Penh and just can't get it to log in ...

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HCMC to Kep

Posted by misstahlia on 31/5/2013 at 08:50

Hi All Long time forum stalker, first time poster. Love this site as I have been planning my SE Asia trip for years and finally doing it. Anyway- I am going to be in HCMC and want to travel overland to Cambodia. My route is something like this: HCMC to Kep Kep and do Koh Tonsay Phnom Penh Siem Reap Then from SR onto Bangkok. Question is reagrding how to get from HCMC to Kep. I can see there is a border crossing via Ha Tien. But how easy is it to organise in HCMC to get to Kep. How long will ...

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Language Tutor Jobs in Sihanoukville

Posted by svalka2002 on 9/6/2013 at 10:10

Looking for online tutors to teach foreign languages via Skype (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin)) This is a perfect opportunity for experienced tutors and those who are only starting their teaching career to work and live in Sihanoukville. Due to the time difference, successful candidates will be offered to teach anytime between afternoon and night time. Both part-time and full-time jobs available. $7 \ hour Requirements: 1) Degree in Education or related field ...

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Thai visa waiver+travel to Cambodia

Posted by stusie94 on 6/6/2013 at 09:02

Hey guys, me and my girlfriend are planning on going to SE Asia in june/july for 38 days in total. The plan is to be in Thailand for 18 days, then travel to Cambodia for around 6 days, then be in Thailand again for the next 14 days. The problem is, as I understand it, to qualify for the visa waiver I need proof that I will be leaving Thailand within 30 days. However, we want to go to Siem Reap by bus from Bangkok (apparently there's now a direct bus route) but I can't find anywhere to book ...

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Does this Cambodia tour sound legit, or is it a scam?

Posted by byroncarr on 12/5/2013 at 19:34

My girlfriend and I have booked a 15-day 'adventure' trip to Cambodia in November, complete with full day kayaking, biking, jungle walks, and even a night of camping, travelling around Cambodia. We found the tour online (, and the tour company only has one review on TripAdvisor. We've already paid the 10% deposit, and the tour company wants us to pay the remainder in cash when we get there. Does this kind of your sound legit? Is it normal to pay in cash, and shoul ...

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Siem Reap to Kratie and then to Banlung

Posted by Botot on 18/4/2013 at 20:03

Has anyone done this recently? I am wonder if It is possible to depart Siem Reap around noon or early afternoon and arrive in in the evening that's early enough to find a place to stay? Also, from Kratie to Bankung, does anyone know approximately when the bus or minibus/shared taxi leaves? Thanks very much! ...

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Cambodia in July

Posted by kara_12 on 2/6/2013 at 00:15

Hi guys, Im planning on travelling to Cambodia mid-late July and was thinking of going to Siem Reap, Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh. Can anyone tell me what the weather is like during the time. I'm aware that its raining season but wanted to know if it rains constantly or if it only rains for a small amount of time each day. I don't want to go to places like sihanoukville if the weather is going to be terrible. Thanks! ...

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Floating villages Siem Reap

Posted by nikkiclovelly on 19/11/2008 at 13:10

Can anyone recommend a good person/company for a trip around the floating villages - don't mind travelling further but really don't want to be with hoards of tourists. Also any info on visiting an orphanage/hospital in Siem Reap for a day or two to help out? ...

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Looking for a camping ground near Siem Reap

Posted by Lalo27 on 3/6/2013 at 00:22

Hi, we are looking for a camping ground not too far from Siem Reap (maxi 5km) with a minimum utilities like electricity and water... If anyone have any idea, please let us know! Thanks ...

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5 weeks Cambodia and Southern Laos Itinerary June / July

Posted by Anetian on 30/5/2013 at 07:17

Hi! We will be travelling to SEA on June 19th with the following in mind: June 20th arrival in BKK 3 nights at BKK Tree House Hotel June 23rd Bus to Siem Reap June 23rd to 28th - Temples of Angkor June 28th to 30th - Battambang June 30th to July 2nd - Phnom Penh July 2nd Bus to Sihanoukville, stay there for one night July 3rd to 7th - Koh Rong or Koh Rong Samloem July 7th to 10th - Kep / Kampot July 11th / 12th Phnom Penh to Kratie, Stund Treng, Cross the Border to Laos July 12th to 23th ...

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Which airport to exit the country?

Posted by Jetter on 29/5/2013 at 05:37

Hi Everybody! Planing a 4 weeks trip to Laos and Cambodia. Will fly to Thailand and go by train to Vientiane, starting the journey there. Have to be in Kuala Lumpur 4 weeks later. Which would be the better airport to exit Cambodia, Phnom Penh or Siem Reap ? Ticket fare is almost the same. Don't want to plan to much of the journey in advance, but if I'm right it would be easier to exit Laos at Don Det and continue to Phnom Penh as to go to Siem Reap from there, is that right? So if I want to ...

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Snuol to Loc Ninh border crossing.

Posted by eazy_ie on 29/5/2013 at 07:25

G'day! Currently in Sen Monorom and looking to cross into Vietnam using the Snuol - Loc Ninh border crossing in a couple of days, before heading into HCMC. Seems easy enough to get to the border from Sen Monorom but not sure about the Vietnam side of things. How would we go about getting to Loc Ninh and onwards to HCMC? Tried searching the forum but couldn't find any up to date info. Any travellers able to shed some light? Cheers! ...

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TIPS NEEDED!! Bus Scam from/to Siem Reap

Posted by stephanieman on 29/7/2012 at 22:46

Hi there, As the bus i) Si Phan Don --> Siem Reap & ii) Siem Reap-->Bangkok are notorious for scam, is there tips to avoid all those scams? ( I am travelling alone so I want to minimize the risk) Thanks! ...

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Cambodia - corruption at Poipet. Don't pay the bribe!

Posted by IvanaCZ on 24/4/2013 at 03:07

If you're going to Cambodia it is very likely that the officers will demand a bribe. We crossed into Camb. from Thailand at Poipet and experienced all of the scams mentioned elsewhere on the net. At the visa counter the officer told us that the visa costs $20 + 100 Bhat. I pointed at the sign above his head reading : tourist visa $20. He repeated the same thing 3 times and I did the same, adding that 100Bhat is a bribe which I refuse to pay. After this short exchange he gave up and gave us our v ...

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