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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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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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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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What is the best way to get from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap?

Posted by mawer_9 on 12/3/2013 at 08:00

Good afternoon everybody, i am looking for some help if possible. We are travelling from Vietnam into Phnom Penh and will spend a couple of days here. We would then like to travel to Sihanoukville so we can access Koh Rong. From there we would obviously then like to venture up to Siem Reap. Is there any advice for time to spend in each place, stuff to do and best ways to travel to each place. The main journey i was having trouble with is Sihanoukville to Siem Reap. I would really apprecia ...

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Lazy Beach Bungalows Koh Rong Samloem... Rat problem?

Posted by Debs29 on 15/3/2013 at 16:50

Hi, we are planning a trip to Cambodia which will include an island stay. Really love the feel of Lazy Beach and vast majority of reviews are great. However, read one review which mentioned a significant rat problem in the bungalows.I am hoping someone who has been their recently can tell me if I have anything to worry about. Thanks Deb ...

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Cambodia visa on arrival?

Posted by mikonos on 10/12/2010 at 21:03

Howdy, is it possible to get a tourist visa at a Cambodian port of entry? If so, how much? I checked the Cambodian ministry of foreign affairs site, but it only touts the e-visa. Any help will greatly be appreciated. Cheers, Mikonos. ...

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New trek in Virachey NP

Posted by gregmccann1 on 15/3/2013 at 03:21

I just got back (well, last month) from a 13-day trek in Virachey NP to the Yak Yeuk Grasslands (aka Mera Mountain). This is a very tough trek, but for those who want to get up into one of the most remote corners of Cambodia, you can't beat this. Furthermore, there is a waterfall inside the park which we could not get to the bottom of. The guides had never seen it before, but we learned from others back in another village that it is called Sa-a-Na Falls. My trekking partner, a professional ornit ...

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Development jobs in Siem Reap

Posted by Mayacica on 13/3/2013 at 09:56

I am a development professional, worked with several NGOs all over the world and currently in Siem Reap. i can see there are lot of foreigners here working and hundreds of good and not that good NGOs for volunteers, but not sure how much chance I have as a development worker to find a paid job. Any recommendations? Should I give a try or is it rather hopeless? I couold sruvive for some time with responsible volunteering as well, if that helps for future jobs. As far as I can see living costs sho ...

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Koh Rong in June/July?

Posted by Anetian on 10/3/2013 at 10:32

Hello! Has anyone been on Koh Rong in june/July? Are the resorts open and the boats going on a regular basis? Thanks, Aneta & Christian ...

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2009 series $50 note

Posted by James_ on 13/3/2013 at 02:24

Does anybody know anything re the 2009 series $50 note not being accepted here? My landlady is saying she can't accept them and I'm being told to get them changed here. I'll go to a reputable dealer if I need to change them but I'm not sure what's going on. ...

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Siem Reap Post

Posted by Chris_Rackley on 12/3/2013 at 11:16

Hello, I'm currently in Siem Reap and I'm looking to post a painting home to the UK. Does anybody know the most reliable and cheapest way of doing this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! ...

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[Phnom Phen / Kampot] Selling honda win

Posted by SellHondaWin on 16/2/2013 at 04:03

Hello, Selling a Honda Win 100cc, it come from vietnam, so the driving licence is from vietnam (you can change it for a cambodian one if needed). If your plan is to go to vietnam, should be good to not get problem at the border. Maintenance and repair i made : - changing oil and put some on the chain every ~500Km - Tank changed 3months ago - In HCMC i changed a lot of thinks (~3000Km) : Rear brake, rear suspension, clutch, chain kit, oil in fork and some broken part of the engine. With it, yo ...

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Myanmar and Camboja or Laos

Posted by xaxaia on 11/3/2013 at 05:42

Hi, I am going with two friends for two weeks in August to Myanmar and either Laos or Camboja. What would be best? What places should we not miss? Thanks xx ...

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Car hire (with/without driver) in Cambodia

Posted by wouter71 on 6/3/2013 at 12:59

We are planning a 3 month trip in Thailand, Laos & Cambodia this winter with two children (then: 7 and 5). For practical reasons we are thinking of hiring a car. Last year we did this in Thailand for a couple of days - driving ourselves - so we know what to expect there. But who can advise us on doing this in Cambodia? (i'm posting the same question on the Laos-forum) Any tips on reliable rental company's? Better chosing a car with driver or is driving ourselves easy enough? (I'm thinking ...

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Travel from HCMC towards Thailand

Posted by MikeScience on 5/3/2013 at 18:38

Hello, Just wondering what some opinions are... im coming south towards HCMC and would like to see the mekong delta before venturing into cambodia. Now I would like to see Siem Reap and Phnom Penh . I want to try to fly into Bangkok from Cambodia to get the 30 day visa vs 15 day over land, and save time. What is my best way to do this? Ive been thinking about travelling from HCMC - Mekong - HCMC - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Fly to Bangkok Is this feasible and/or cost effective?? ...

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Beaches and Islands off Cambodia??

Posted by OceanGazer on 6/8/2012 at 06:08

I have 4 weeks in South East Asia and right now am deciding between remote island hopping in Thailand or exploring Cambodia in more depth. I was there for ten days before and did the typical Siem Reap and Phnom Penn sites. Does anyone have any good experience of the beaches and islands? I don't want party central I am 30 and my idea of heaven, is a quietish beach, with great snorkling/diving and cheap beers and great seafood in the evening. My best week of my last South East Asia trip was on T ...

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