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Anyone moving on from Cambodia between now and the 13th Nov?

Posted by thisisabbie on 7/11/2011 at 08:12

Hi all! My Cambodian visa runs out on Sunday 13th, and i'm just researching my next moves! And looking for travel buddies! I'm thinking of either going straight to Thailand, leaving Fri/Sat/Sun, in which case i'd like to share a taxi with 2 or 3 others to Poipet, and then get the train to BKK. Or if anyone is doing the overland journey to Laos i'd be keen to join, as long as i can make it over the border by Sunday... Or I was even considering heading south to PP, then Sihanoukville, then cro ...

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are the roads open

Posted by sim1one007 on 5/11/2011 at 10:26

hi meant to be travelling on 13th nov2011 from bangkok to siem reap then on to the coast can anyone tell me if getting over the border and are the coaches able to get to siem reap as weather reports and which roads are open bit hazy many thanks ...

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Flooding situation in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap

Posted by mark_mcc85 on 4/11/2011 at 03:48

Hi, I plan on going to Phnom Penh by bus from Saigon on the 8th Nov for two nights before moving onto Siem Reap by bus also. These are the only two places we will be in Cambodia. Can anyone provide details on the flooding in these areas and whether I should go ahead with this trip. Also where is the best place to keep track of the flooding situation in Cambodia. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mark ...

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Norry / Bamboo Train / Battambang and around

Posted by chaos23 on 2/11/2011 at 00:36

Since there are diffusing news about the Royal Khmer Railway Situation and the still exisiting bamboo trains around Battambang , I just want an update on it by people being around that part of Cambodia... Are the norrys still working? Which part of the Poipet - PP line is covered? Is ist only Odom Battam to Phnom Bale or further? Or is it possible to hop on a norry even between Sisophon and Battambang, or even to Pursat? My last information was, that the royal trains are not working anymore, ...

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From Siem Reap to Chiang Mai

Posted by ElfieRose on 1/11/2011 at 11:38

Hey! What's the best way to get from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai without going through Bangkok? Are there flights? I've had a bit of a look and the internet seems to be saying noooo. Any info regarding this would be appreciated ...

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100cc honda win for sale in phnom penh

Posted by cahrin on 30/10/2011 at 17:31

hi i am selling my 100cc honda win motorcycle. i bought it in hanoi and have had a great time on it. it is an amazing way to travel. i am sad to have to sell her but it is time for us to part ways i am hoping some one else will enjoy her as much as i have. i have installed a new battery.headlight,spark plug, and new tires. the bike has been great giving me no real problems. it comes with 2 helmets (one is a full face with the solid bottom and full visor one is a full visor helmet with out the so ...

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Night-life in Siem Reap

Posted by Puggles on 25/10/2010 at 10:29

I have only been to Siem Reap once before and it was only for a few days. I didn't really notice too many things to do in the evenings and was too tired to worry about the night-life anyway after visiting temples all day. This year, I am going for a little longer with a small group of people. One has asked about night-life. We are not specifically looking for bump and grind nightclubbing, but somewhere that would suit 30-50 year olds with perhaps some music, and maybe food as well. Can an ...

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getting back to thailand

Posted by kaptainkano on 27/10/2011 at 20:15

I am currently in Cambodia, but have to be back in Bangkok by Nov. second to fly home. Does anyone know if the flooding in thailand and bangkok has affected bus travel between Cambodia and Thailand and getting all the way into Bangkok. thanks for any information you can give me ...

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Homestays in Cambodia

Posted by Tessa123 on 11/9/2011 at 15:55

I'm going to Cambodia in October this year and will be doing alot of Homestays and other cheap accomodation. Do I need a sleeping bag or will they provide such thing? Also would this offend them? I'm 18 and travelling with my boyfriend of the same age, has anyone had many problems with accomodation in a similar situation due to different expectations of behaviour in non-marital relationships? Is there any etiquette that i should be aware of with homestays and just generally travelling around C ...

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Cambodia weather situation

Posted by potta_boro on 13/10/2011 at 14:20

Hello I'm suppose to be goIng to Cambodia Wednesday and would like an update with the flooding situation? Is it recommended to still go or would you advse against it I want to go to siem reap and Angkor wat mainly. Thanks ...

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Transportation Times: example getting from Ban Lung to Kratie

Posted by Elisif on 27/9/2011 at 09:22

I'm trying to figure out travel times and I keep running into conflicting information. Does someone have the latest info. regarding how to get from Ban Lung to Kratie ? i.e. when do the earliest buses and/or taxis leave and how long does it typically take? While I'm on a roll with asking you think it's possible to get from Kratie to Kampot in one day? I read somewhere that it's possible to take an "express minivan" at 6am to get to Phnom Penh in 4hrs and then ...

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Who needs kip in Siem Reap

Posted by EnglishmaninNYC on 24/10/2011 at 11:57

Hi all I had to cut short our Laos trip and head to Siem Reap. We couldn't find a bank open on Sunday and airport exchanges were closed so have about 1.5m Kip to exchange for USD. I think a fair exchange rate would be about 8,000 kip to the dollar. So if you are in Siem Riep and need kip before heading into Laos send me a message and we can try to sort something out. Cheers (30 year old English guy travelling with misses in case anyone thought this was some weird scam) ...

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Flood situation in Cambodia (and crossing into Thailand)

Posted by magicpixiejo on 22/10/2011 at 16:26

Hi all, I am arriving in Phnom Penh (by air) in 2 weeks and will be there a few days, then travelling overland to Siem Reap , then hopefully overland to Bangkok (!). Done the trip several times before, but wondering how much the current flooding is affecting things. Does anyone have an update on the flood situation in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (and the temples) in terms of visiting stuff, and also about how it is affecting overland travel in Cambodia and out towards Thailand? Thanks! ...

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Stung Treng-->Kratie-->Kampong Cham-->PP

Posted by giroffle on 1/9/2011 at 19:17

Hi Stung Treng --> Kratie -->Kampong Cham-->Phnom Penh We'll be doing this part of our trip to SE Asia in early Dec this year. I have read on the asiakingtravels site that it is possible to take a slow boat from Stung Treng to Kratie and then a fast boat from there to PP...can anyone confirm this and whether or not it would be better to do this by bus...Also does anyone know the journey times involved by bus or boat between these places...and any tips on how long to spend in Krat ...

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Flights between Sihanoukville abd Siam Reap...are there some?

Posted by KevandJho on 13/10/2011 at 10:01

I've heard someone mention here (on another thread) of flights between Siam Reap and Sihanoukville . Are these flights happening now? I've heard that it is proposed for the future,however its not supposed to happen until December or Janruary 2012. Here's the link....… IF.....the flights are happening now, I'd love to fly between Sihanoukville to Siam Reap aroung Jan 18th to avoid the long 10 hour night journey. Any help appreciated. ...

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Siem Reap to Bangkok, Guesthouse buses?

Posted by phishsticks on 15/10/2011 at 14:11

I spoke with the guesthouse I will be staying at in Siem Reap and they said they have their own company that will provide transportation to Bangkok. The owners are Aussie expats. I've read the travelfish article about this journey and heard lots of horror stories about cheap travel agencies and scam buses. Do you think this is a scam? Is there legitimate packaged cross border travel available in Siem Reap? or should I just do the journey on my own? Thanks ahead of time. Any insight would be a ...

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Pailin to Siem Reap

Posted by skipfeeney on 12/10/2011 at 18:02

Hi, I am wanting to go on this little used border crossing to get from Koh Samet (thai) to Siem Reap. Is it easy to do? and when i cross the border where can i get a taxi from or do i need to pre book? Thanks all ...

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Crystal clear or brown water due to the flooding?

Posted by marikaki on 18/10/2011 at 17:23

Hi, i am planning to go to Koh Rung Smloem for diving mid of November but i am really worried that i may be facing murky brown water from the flooding of the mainland? Is that a great possibility?? Thank you ...

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Business visas at Poiphet border

Posted by stanleyknives on 13/10/2011 at 14:30

Hey all, I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge about obtaining business visas as the Poiphet border entering from Thailand. I've read that you just tick a box saying you want it basically, but what with various people mentioning "issues/scams" doing this journey (bangkok - siem reap) I wanted to have my bases covered. Is it straightforward to get this form of visa here or will I have trouble? Many thanks ...

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Bus Stop Guesthouse @ Battambang

Posted by angie69 on 13/10/2011 at 17:47

Can anyone advise if the Bus Stop Guesthouse is closed in end Oct/early Nov? I visited their webstie ( and it indicated "closed". I am visiting Battambang in end Oct/early Nov 11. ...

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