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traveling with a baby

Posted by katshimakawa on 1/5/2012 at 03:59

hi i am going to cambodia for 1 or maybe 2 weeks in august. we want to go phnom penh to siem reap...via air as i think the bus journey would not be very nice for my 14 month old. but when i search only bangkok airlines seem to do it , via bankok for 650us one way?? Are there other airlines? also any other tips anyone can give us for traveling with a baby? she is used to the heat etc as she lives in jakarta. for the 2nd week we were thinking of going south to kep or silhounouville or kampot... ...

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Rural Homestay/Rain forest/jungle suggestions

Posted by echobeach on 25/7/2012 at 02:27

Hello, I have my first trip to cambodia coming up in September. I have three weeks to explore but decided to stay in fewer places and explore in depth. I am a photographer and will spend 9 days in and around Siem Reap trying to capture Angkor. I have also booked a 5 night stay in Phnom Penh before flying out to Bangkok for my return flight. It is the height of the wet season and beaches do not appeal and have been searching for a more rural , quiet rainforest, trekking, adventure sort of ...

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Latest to leave Siem Reap

Posted by franks2k on 4/9/2012 at 14:29

Hey guys, You guys probably seen this question millions of times but i can't find the proper answer i am looking please help me. I am wondering if i have time to visit Angkor wat Sunrise before catching a Taxi to Poipet and then to Bangkok? Siem Reap to Poipet will take me around 4hrs (Taxi) as per previous post and It looks like the train in Aranyaprathet leaves around 13h55. not sure about buses maybe they leave later... Any suggestions if i have time or should forget about it? ...

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Siem Reap- 4000 islands- South Thailand without much hassle- is it possible?

Posted by HanoiMargarita on 2/9/2012 at 07:10

Please, help, I cannot decide myself. I have been in Siem Reap for a few days and feel like I really have to move on, but cannot decide in which direction. I have a heavy luggage after traveling in Asia for 5 months, which is a pain and a main reason I am not very mobile when it comes to changing transport. With my 3 bags it is impossible to walk in streets either. I was thinking of going to 4000 islands, then to South Thailand to see the best there, and then return to Chiang Mai where I started ...

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Bokor Hill

Posted by niallgamble on 28/8/2012 at 10:04

I headed up Bokor Hill a few years ago on a trailbike and am thinking of heading back this year, does anyone know if the road was repaired since 2007 or is it still a back breaking trek up?? ...

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Re: Blog on Boueng Kok

Posted by sayadian on 30/8/2012 at 04:20

I've already mentioned this in the thread entitled 'Goodbye' but on reflection felt it needed to be placed in a thread of its own.I don't know the quality of other blogs but seeing as Somtam was making a defence for the site being more up-to-date because of the blogs I felt I had to pick up on this one. Such errors can have serious consequences on peoples livelihoods. I'd like to take issue with one of your bloggers.The piece on lakeside, Phnom Penh by Abigail. She states: '.....but the tour ...

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Beng Melea

Posted by Baston on 20/8/2012 at 16:26

I will be in Angkor late september, 27th through october 4th. I plan on hiring a car ($60-70) along with a guide ($25.00) to go on a full day trip to Beng Melea (along with a few other stops.) I wanted to see if anyone was interested in sharing the costs. I figure taking a tuk-tuk that far may be pushing it a little, not to mention AC will probably be nice. Please let me know. ...

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Prices in Late January

Posted by travelbug86 on 27/8/2012 at 23:58

Hi everyone, I am travelling to cambodia in late january and was wondering if I should expect prices of accommodation etc to be higher than normal at this time? Many thanks, Travelbug ...

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Borkor National Park Status Update??

Posted by Mattyrud on 26/8/2012 at 06:16

Hi, Just wondering if anyone knows the current state of Borkor? I can't find any recent reviews.. Most say the building of the casino/resort/shopping center has ruined it. And the old palace or casino is being turned into museum ? Also the waterfalls overflowing with rubbish. I read that it was all ment to completed by august 2012. Would really love to hire a scooter from kep/kampot and ride up there to take some photos? Hope it's still a sight to see.. Matt ...

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boat from SR to Battambang in september

Posted by amcyr on 26/8/2012 at 05:54

Hi there, I've read arround seriously divergent opinions on the boat trip from Siem Reap to Battambang. Some say i'ts very scenic and well worth it, while other people say it takes forever and the boat gets overloaded and breackdowns are usual. Traveling in september, I guess at least the boat would not run aground as in dry season. we would apreciate updated opinions... what do you think? Thanks, ...

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Pakse to Ban Lung

Posted by 3drazor on 24/8/2012 at 01:59

Hi, i plan to travel from Pakse to Ban Lung and i want to cut the journey time as short as possible. Can anybody who has recently done the trip to Ban Lung or Stung Treng advise about the journey time from Pakse to Stung Treng ? Does anybody know if there is decent onward transport from Stung Treng to Ban Lung, when the bus from Pakse arrives at maybe mid-day in Stung Treng ? Any infos are appreciated ! Daniel ...

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Battambang - Help us paint a bit, stay for free!

Posted by JenandFerg on 12/8/2012 at 21:25

My boyfriend and I are doing up a house in Battambang so that we can turn it into a bar/guest house. If anyone's traveling through and would like a free room in return for a few hours a day help with painting etc, we'd love to hear from you. You'd have a good double mattress on the floor of a clean freshly-painted room, with mosquito net, pillows and clean sheets, and your own bathroom. If you're interested, please email me at ...

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Advice for a solo female traveler?

Posted by XeniaC on 2/8/2012 at 23:43

Hi guys, I will be travelling to Siem Reap in a week or so, flying solo though. So I was wondering is it actually safe to do that? Are there perhaps any tours you can recommend where I can meet fellow travelers and stay within in a group? Cause till now, what I understood, most of the people are renting a guide and a tuk tuk, but don't really want to do that on my own. Thanks Cheers! X. ...

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Visit an Orphanage

Posted by bhaulley on 15/5/2008 at 18:00

I work here in PP for an NGO, and I'd like to suggest to travelers that they visit an orphanage while in Cambodia. I suggest one that I'm familiar with, Cambodian Dump Children Center. That's right, they're dump children, orphans picked up at the city dump, living off trash pickings in one of the poorest countries in the world. You'll love the kids, and it'll change your view of life and position. You can find them on Street 103, about half a mile south of Mao Tse-Tung Blvd. Email me in advance ...

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Ko Ker Photography trip

Posted by echobeach on 5/8/2012 at 03:39

I am looking for anyone who may be interested in visiting Ko Ker for a two day trip from Siem Reap between 19th and 23rd of September to share costs. particularly looking at a photography trip but the single cost is too high, interested ? ...

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Spending Money

Posted by Sweetzer on 29/7/2012 at 12:19

Hi People, Myself and my partner are heading to south east Asia in the next few weeks, we are spending 10 weeks in the area and plan to visit all the main spots. However, we do not have much of an idea as to how much money we should budget for whilst in south east Asia? Any suggestions would be welcomed as to how much money we should budget for whilst in Asia visiting the likes of Cambodia, Nam, Laos etc..? We arive into Bangkok and have 3 nights accomodation booked, then we need to find our ...

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2 Weeks in Cambodia please!!!

Posted by shell86 on 25/6/2012 at 14:56

My friend and I will be travelling to Cambodia for the first time in July for two weeks. Could anyone help with places we should definitely go or perhaps not bother with and things we should go and do. At the moment Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Battambang, Sihanoukville, Kampot/Kep, kratie are of interest. Thanks!! ...

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Itinerary check and guide options

Posted by phycistwannabe on 5/8/2012 at 02:45

Hi All, Could someone please take a look at my REP/PNH itinerary and tell me if I am all set? I have a nagging feeling that there maybe a fatal flaw in my plan [img]smileys/smile.gif[/img] 1. Arrive in REP on 11/04 (evening) -- spend 3 days visiting Angkor temples including Banteay Srei. 2. Leave REP for PNH on 11/08 - first flight out, reach PNH by 9.30AM. 3. Store bags at the airport to make a quick trip to the killing fields. 4. Get back to the airport by 4PM to catch the airasia flight t ...

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Updated info and Contact Info for Virachey NP

Posted by gregmccann1 on 4/8/2012 at 22:06

I have helped put together a simple blog about Virachey National Park in Ratanakiri. The purpose of this new site is to provide contact info for those wanting to arrange a trek. Anyway, if anyone is thinking of heading up to Virachey, you can check out this site and find the relevant phone numbers and email addresses. ...

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