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looking for a place to volunteer for 5 months

Posted by joody96 on 19/8/2013 at 15:29

I am 18 and I have decided to take a year off before going to college. I am looking for a place to volunteer, preferably in Cambodia but I am open to researching anything (reliable) in SEA. I am hoping to stay for 5 months, working full time in exchange for a safe place to live. I have done a lot of work with kids so that's what I'm leaning towards continuing although I am open to suggestions. I would love advice from past/ current volunteers! thanks ...

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Phnom Penh architecture tour this Sunday 18th

Posted by heleni on 15/8/2013 at 06:25

Phnom Penh architecture tour this Sunday the 18th I have signed up or a tour of the a national Sports Stadium this coming Sunday but we need 5 people for it to go ahead. Is anyone else interested? If so please see their website So far only 2 people have signed up. I would be especially interested in the 1960s houses tour to do it privately. Would anyone else like to do that with me? Sadly I can't manage the one on the 25th so the only option is to do it privately. ...

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Bus Phnom Penh to Kep

Posted by krisim on 29/9/2006 at 13:48

Hi, Will arrive in Phnom Penh about 10 in the morning (late november) and would like to go straight to Kep. Does anyone know if there is a bus from Phnom Penh to Kep and if they are going all day or just in the mornings? ...

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Last minute trip advice

Posted by nicnak13 on 22/7/2013 at 00:50

Hi All Ive been lucky enough to be able to plan a last minute trip,and am looking at heading to Cambodia, in 2 days time. Will be booking flightstonight. We wanted to fly in to Siem Reap and out of Phnom Phen butwas too expensive. So will be most likely be flying in and out of Phnom Phenh. Then either get bus/taxi/overnight bus to Siem Reap andback, time consuming, but cant not go to Siem Reap We have about 10-11 days, so was thinking going straight onto SR when we arrive, spend 3 days ther ...

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Khmer-only hangouts?

Posted by ThaiStick on 8/8/2013 at 02:24

Soursdey! I was wondering if anyone knew of any spots where I could find a Khmer bar ( a place where for the most part only Khmers will be found). I've looked on the internet and all I seem to find are places overrun with barangs. Barangs, barangs, and more barangs. I don't want to hangout with barangs and listen to barang music. I want to meet and make friends with Khmers and listen to Khmer music, old and new (Sisamouth, Meas Soksophea), karaoke etcetera. Street 51 is overrun with bars from m ...

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Getting to Laos from Kampot (Cambodia)

Posted by tuck60 on 30/7/2013 at 06:49

Is it easy enough to get into Laos from kampot? ...

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suggested itinery for 4 days at Siem reap with kids?

Posted by idit on 21/7/2013 at 01:27

hello we will be at Siem reap with 3 kids (4+7+11) in August. ill be thankful for suggestions for itinerary that would enable us adults to see the temples (at least part of them...) and still be fun for the kids.. also if anyone could suggest a hotel with a pool that will accommodate 5 people in one room that will be great! and.. if anyone had experienced a local guide that was great with kids. thank you all Idit. ...

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Taxi from Siem Reap to Poipet - possibly further to BKK

Posted by Taiwandude on 25/7/2013 at 04:07

Greetings all I will be making my way from SR to Poipet by taxi on Friday morning 09Aug - anyone interested in sharing? Would like to leave and get on the road early-ish as to arrive in BKK not too late. Have a good one! ...

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Good bus from PP to SR

Posted by Anjar on 22/7/2013 at 04:48

Hi, I need some advice. I'm female traveling solo and plan to take a bus from PP to SR. I read about bus scams and now a bit worried. Is it better to buy the ticket from the hotel? Is Paramount good enough? Or better take Mekong Express? Will departing at around 2 pm from PP be too late/dark arriving in SR? Should I take earlier schedule? Thanks Anjar ...

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night bus to pakse-same day tickets?

Posted by idit on 7/7/2013 at 23:17

we will be arriving to pakse on the afternoon and wish to take the night bus to Vientiane that same night. Is there a way to book the tickets on forhed? (there are 5 of us including kids so.. ) i understand there is also a difference between the buses-(single & dublle sleeper) is that different companies? and for last.. September is wet season.. will that still do? thanks allot!!! Idit ...

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(aussie sports) State of origin

Posted by Bradders on 15/7/2013 at 11:22

Hi all Wifey is wanting to know where she would be able to catch game 3 oof the Aussie state of origin while in Phnom Penh on Wednesday night Any suggestions? ...

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Off the beaten track - Cambodia or Laos?

Posted by wheretogo on 2/7/2013 at 18:55

Hi, I'm planning to travel in a group of four in January to SEA. We will have two weeks in total and we're unsure what to do with the time. We want to see the less touristy areas for a bit of activity and relaxation. I am thinking Cambodia because we can go to the islands for beach time and Kirrirom National Park intrigues me as well. I am a bit concerned about moving around too much as we don't want to spend days traveling either. Please help with where to go! Thank you ...

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Any Luggage storage/ lockers in Phnom Pehn Airport or anywhere in PP?

Posted by maylosada on 10/7/2013 at 15:07

hi all! We are planning to go to Thailand and then Cambodia.We would like to buy some stuff in Bangkok market and travel to PP, after that go around Cambodia, Siem Riep, and south coast, and go back to PP to flight back home. Is there any luggage storage or lockers anywhere in PP where we can leave 1 big suitcase? We will be in Cambidua for 18 days, and will be a pain to carry a big suitcase with us...! I guess is almost impossible to find anywhere... just wondering in case anybody can help! Man ...

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shared Taxi SR - Poipet 14 July 2013+ car ride to Bangkok

Posted by Jeff49 on 10/7/2013 at 11:46

Hey! I'm planing to leave Siem Reap to Poipet on sunday 14th of July around 3pm in order to get there before it close. I have my car parked at the border and can even propose a ride directly to Bangkok. Cheers, Jeff ...

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shared Taxi Poipet-SR Jul 13th

Posted by Jeff49 on 10/7/2013 at 11:37

Hey Guys, I am planning to be at Poipet boarder at the opening hour (7am) on july 13th. Anyone to share a taxi? cheers! ...

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BEWARE: Sharky's Bar in Phnom Penh!

Posted by MKMike on 17/2/2012 at 02:15

This is to inform you all of a horrendous experience i had at this bar in Phnom Penh. Me and a friend are visiting Cambodia and we have been here for a bit over 2 weeks, so we are getting a bit bored and looking for things to do at night. We hear about this place Sharky's Bar, and that its a decent bar, boy were we wrong. We started off by wanting to play a little pool, so we get to it and play like 3 games, then as theres not much going on here, we decide to leave. As we pay our bill, an older ...

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Bicycle in Phnom Penh

Posted by brianadamsoflon on 6/7/2013 at 15:31

Hello all! I would like to know if it's too difficult to ride a bicycle in Phnom Penh? Is it maybe too hot, or the traffic is too high? I will arrive in this city in two days and I am really enjoying my bicycle in Germany!! Someone can advice me a good shop for bicycle also?? Someone advice me flying bike in another forum. And I am currently looking for a good second hand Mountain bike in Siem Reap, my friend advice me this website, it's a very good website for buy and sel ...

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Cambodia visa on HCM, anyone do this?

Posted by JeffJeffJeff on 6/7/2013 at 10:06

I was going to stop in the visa office in HoChiMinh as I will be there for 3 days before going to Cambodia. Anyone ever do this? I know Evisa online and visa at the boarder is easy but I figure if I am hanging in HCM for 3 days why not get it there. Anyone have advice about this? Pro - con? ...

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Girl traveling alone

Posted by jocschneider on 3/7/2013 at 02:13

Hi everyone! I have flights booked to Cambodia for October this year and am beginning my trip with 2 weeks of volunteer teaching work. Because I will be placed in the same city/town for two whole weeks, I plan on traveling around the country for an additional week/two weeks afterwards. This is my first ever overseas travel experience, and am planning on doing it alone. I am a 22 year old female. I was wondering if anyone has advice for a lone female traveler like myself? My parents are begging m ...

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Cycling from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Posted by natsjh on 7/6/2013 at 01:20

Hi does anyone know if it is possible to rent a mountain bike from Siem Reap and return it to Phnom Penh? I have a few more days in Cambodia now and was thinking I could spend them by cycling down there... (however will be there 1st week of August so may not be feasable because of the weather anyway!) ...

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