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Posted by inny on 17/4/2013 at 18:38

Hi, I'm new to the site and just looking for some advice. I'm planning on travelling by myself this summer for around 2 months (June-August) around those 4 countries. I know its quite unconventional to do these without doing Thailand, but I travelled around Thailand last summer for a month and fell in love with South East Asia and wanted to go back and do more as soon as possible. I'm a 20 year old male student and plan to be travelling by myself on a relatively cheap budget. If you've got the t ...

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Quickest way from Siem Reap to Perhentian Islands....

Posted by doidgeandpleach on 29/4/2013 at 06:45

I've managed to produce a travel Itinerary for a 6 week stay around Southeast Asia . And now I'm completely stumped. I need to get from Siem Reap to the Perhentian Islands as quickly (and as cheaply) as possible, so that me and my fellow travel partner can spend at least 8 days sunning ourselves and island hopping after a hectic few weeks sight-seeing. Having looked at some flights, it seems we can get a flight to an airport nearby (Kota Bharu), and then a boat ride to our island of choice. ...

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Viewed 3,674 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by amnicoll on 4/5/2013 at 05:21

Siem Reap in October

Posted by turbodieselvw on 21/4/2013 at 13:50

It looks like the month of October falls in between the end of the wet season and the start of the dry season in Siem Reap . Does anyone know what type of weather to expect for travelling in Siem Reap in October; would there be lots of rain or not much? Thanks! ...

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Cambodia - prices of street food in Siem Reap

Posted by IvanaCZ on 24/4/2013 at 03:37

I have a very bad experience with Siem Reap as we had to haggle over the price of everything there since they automatically charge foreigners double, sometimes even 4times the normal price. What's even worse is that even when you know for a fact how much something costs (because you saw the locals pay or you asked somebody) they sometimes refuse to sell it to you for the fair price. One example for all: I asked about the price of a cantaloupe on the road to Angkor and was told $2. I pointe ...

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Southeast Asia Questions

Posted by dspudwill on 28/4/2013 at 21:20

Hi everybody. Me and three others are planning a trip to Southeast Asia. We are deciding on where we should go and our biggest issues is we can't decide how long it takes to get everywhere. We are thinking we want to take the bus most places and we have heard it takes a long time, but nothing much more specific than that. We have a weak itinerary that we have made up but we are not sure if we have packed to much into the time we have or maybe not enough. Our trip is going to last exactly three w ...

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Cambodia bus scam - Poipet to Siem Reap

Posted by IvanaCZ on 24/4/2013 at 02:43

We crossed the border into Cambodia at Poipet, where a free bus took us to the bus station. The only options were to take a bus for $9 ( which is expensive. Later we found out that for $9 you can go all the way from Bangkok to Siem Reap ) or the more expensive van and taxi. We decided for the bus even though we were pretty sure they were ripping us off but we didn't see any other option. The bus was supposed to leave at 2 but didn't get going until 3:15. All that time they had us sitting in ...

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Pattaya to Sihanouk Ville by car

Posted by spaye27 on 21/4/2013 at 02:45

Hi all, I'm planning a trip to Cambodia in early August. Will be in Pattaya for the first week and then I'm planning to hop over the border to Cambodia. Was hoping to be able to rent a car and drive there and back - has any done this/is it possible. I read something about it only being allowed if you owned the car. Also, is Sihanoukville worth the trip? Or can you suggest some other places to go. Any help would be appreciated - total noob to Cambodia and have only done the usual hotspots i ...

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Sihanoukville or Kep/Rabbit Island ?

Posted by nickolt on 15/3/2011 at 10:44

Hello. My bf and I are currentley in Siem Riep. We are planning to go to Battambang tomorrow, then on to PP. We were wondering what your thoughts are on sinoukville or kep&rabbit island. We were originally planning to go to Sihanoukville, but have come across a few travellers who have said its really sleezy, with lots of child prostituion evident, etc. We're not looking to party, just relax on some nice beaches, eat a few good meals. So where would you go if you had the choice? ALso, if a ...

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Psilocybin mushrooms in Siem Reap

Posted by ThaiStick on 17/4/2013 at 01:19

Hello everyone. I am going to Siem Reap soon to visit the Angkor Wat and was highly interested in Psilocybin mushrooms. Cambodia being a good breeding ground for the species Cambodia cubensis, I would like to partake in a spiritual experience at the ruins with some deep-minded meditation. I am aware of the attitude towards mind-altering chemicals in Cambodia so don't waste your time telling me of the consequences. It has come to my awareness that ''mushroom shakes'' are sold openly in Cambod ...

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Getting from Siem to Stung Treng

Posted by jeeeebus on 14/4/2013 at 12:20

I will be travelling Cambodia in June to early July this year. I intend to travel from Siem Reap to Stung Treng and then cross the border into Laos. Can you advise me on the availability of transport and possible route(s). tks ...

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Viewed 3,012 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by jeeeebus on 16/4/2013 at 04:15

share taxi Siem Reap to Poipet 16.04.13

Posted by Hungrytraveller on 13/4/2013 at 22:57

Hi, Is anyone interested in a share taxi from Siem Reap to Poipet on the 16.04.13? We could also go a day later. Thanks ...

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Orphanage tourism

Posted by fondo on 7/4/2013 at 19:13

Here's an article from Melbourne's Age newspaper that discusses orphange tourism in Cambodia. Well worth a read: ...

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Viewed 1,952 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by JaiYen88 on 9/4/2013 at 06:07

Happy Special Pizza in Siem Reap

Posted by Snickerbilly on 4/4/2013 at 01:01

I want to get Happy in Siem Reap and enjoy the temples at Angkor. I read about Happy Special Pizza. Can you get happy on the side to go? Don't want to offend anyone in Cambodia but where is a good place to enjoy? I am staying at the Golden Temple Hotel. Advice, suggestions etc appreciatwd ...

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Viewed 3,874 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by sayadian on 4/4/2013 at 10:15

Best Area to Stay in Siem Reap

Posted by melig on 2/4/2013 at 19:45

What area is best to stay in Siem Reap? We would like to be in walking distance shops and dining. We probably won't spend much time in the city since we will be visiting Ankor most of the time, but would still like to be close to grab dinner and see the town. The area needs to be safe. Are there any hotels you recommend? Thank you! ...

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Chau Doc to Kampot

Posted by qifitness on 29/3/2013 at 07:51

Anyone travelled this route recently? There's a post here written in 2009, mentioning poor road conditions and the journey taking a very long time. Has the journey improved? Thanks in anticipation for any info and suggestions. ...

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tourist visa question (can't find the answer to this one)

Posted by tropicalfarmer on 29/3/2013 at 18:07

Hi Guys, First post here. Great forum but I gotta say there is some kinda depressing stuff on here re: Cambodia, great nevertheless! Okay my question is about tourist Visas in Cambodia. I am not able to find the answer to this one. Are people able to do the so-called "visa runs" to the border in Cambodia like people do in Thailand? For example, can a person stay long term in Cambodia by going to the border every month or two to get a ENTIRELY NEW tourist visa? Yes i'm fine with payin ...

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Itinerary Help: 1 week in Laos and Cambodia

Posted by melig on 22/3/2013 at 22:43

Hi, I am looking to spend a week in Laos and Cambodia in July 2013. I was thinking Luang Prabang and Siem Riep. My initial departure will be out of Bangkok. After I am planning on going to Koh Samui in Thailand. Since I only have a short period of time, I will fly to each location. Does this timeline seem doable? If so, do you have any suggestions whether I should visit Luang Prabang or Siem Riep first? ...

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Touring Cambodia on a scooter - is it foolish?

Posted by hora9 on 20/3/2013 at 22:46

My friend and I would like to tour around Cambodia on our own wheels, to see more of the country than just the easily accessible locations. We have experience riding scooters, but no experience riding bigger, more powerful bikes, and from the research we've done, it seems like they are highly recommended for Cambodia's terrain. We fully understand the risks involved in biking in the country as well as the poor condition of most roads, but if we're not planning on going off-roading or to any real ...

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Viewed 7,592 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by Geer1 on 23/3/2013 at 15:59

Glowing algae in Kampot

Posted by wheretonext on 22/3/2013 at 08:18

Heading off to cambodia this May and I was going to give Kampot a miss until I read about the sea algae you can swim with that glow at night. Is this for real? If yes, where in Kampot? In Rabbit Island right? Does it look like that scene from Life of Pi? ...

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Viewed 8,679 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by sayadian on 23/3/2013 at 02:10

siem reap to bangkok airport

Posted by barkelleher on 3/3/2013 at 19:11

i am travelling around sea for a few months and finally meeting up with my girlfriend in bangkok airport for the next stage of the trip. she lands at 6 in the evening on a saturday. i will be coming from siem reap straight to the airport. i am just wondering if it is possible to do this trip in one day and still be in the arrivals hall to meet her. if it is quicker i could go to siem reap first and then battambang and cross into thailand that way. any help or info would be much appreciated ...

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