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Where to next...,?

Posted by le1979 on 5/10/2011 at 18:18

Hi guys and gals Currently in Phnom Penh having visited Siem Reap and Kampot too. Came up to Cambodia via Vietnam and now want to move on to either Laos or Thailand. I have 10 days worth of Malaria pills for Laos, a Chinese visa, a sister meeting me in Thailand on the 13th Novemeer and a flight to Oz on the 12th December. I want to avoid flying as much as possible until flying to Bangkok to meet my sister so I have a 30 day visa. So the ideas I'm toying with are: -Overland to Vientianne b ...

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Kampot/ Kep

Posted by kara_12 on 1/10/2011 at 14:56

Hey guys, We are a couple in the mid 20s travelling around SEA and was wondering on what peoples opinions are on Kampot /Kep. Are they woth a visit? We look doing different activities and am a little worried we might get a little bored. The main reason I would like to visit Kampot is for Bokor Hill tour, are tours still running? Thanksss ...

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Share taxi from Siem Reap to Poipet on 8th Oct

Posted by kmc on 6/10/2011 at 17:37

My wife and I are planning to leave Siem Reap on the 8th, heading to Poipet in order to catch the 13:55 train from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok. We will almost certainly be doing the Siem Reap -> Poipet leg by taxi, so just wondering whether anyone else might be interested in jumping in with us. I guess we'll have room for at least 1 person, potentially two (both of us have rucksacks). Kris ...

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Koh Rong - Where to Stay

Posted by douluvme49 on 21/5/2011 at 19:21

Hey everyone We are heading to Sihanoukville then on to the island of Koh Rong. We are thinking of staying at Monkey Island... anyone know if it is decent? I tried googling reviews but I can't find anything. Any suggestions on where to stay? I've read what is on travelfish.. just wondering if anyone has had any personal experiences... THANKS in advance ...

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Cambodia itinerary..

Posted by potta_boro on 4/10/2011 at 17:36

Hello, ive just got to the Philippines and plan to stay here 2 weeks then move on to Cambodia. I started my trip early august and have been to Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. I wasn't planning on going to Cambodia so have no idea what so ever on an itinerary, obviously I want to see Angkor wat but other that that I need help? I will only have roughly 2 weeks so not long at all and still on a budget, all help welcome. Cheers ...

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Angkor pass required for Banteay Srei / Beng Melea / Kbal Spean?

Posted by misterwoods on 17/6/2009 at 22:08

As these are slightly away from Angkow Wat etc, do you need to have a pass to visit these sites? J. ...

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Motorbike from Sen Monorom to Phnom Penh

Posted by kristyl on 2/10/2011 at 00:34

Hi there, I will be spending 3 days in Sen Monorom at the end of November and I want to head to PP after. Is it possible to rent a motorbike in Sen Monorom and drive it to PP? Are there any rental places where you can rent in Sen Monorom and leave in PP? Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks! ...

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Koh Rong development?

Posted by kirstenl on 13/9/2011 at 04:39

Having read about Koh Rong on Travelfish, it sounds like the ideal place to visit. We plan to visit in November 2011. I read that there is a huge development happening on the island - some sort of luxury resort? Does anyone know if the development is underway and if it is worth still going? I would rather go somewhere else if the whole island is under construction. Any advice/feedback would be appreciated. Thanks Kirsten ...

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Cambodia in 8 days

Posted by muratgungor99 on 26/9/2011 at 00:36

Hello, We are planning a trip to Singapore, followed by another one to either Cambodia or Bali, Indonesia for 8 days. If we go to Cambodia, we are thinking of seeing Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Kompong Cham. How realistic is this? I know there is a one-week itinerary on Travelfish about this, but I'd like to hear people's opinions on the matter. Would it be too much of a rush, or will we be able to enjoy our time? Thanks, Murat ...

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PP to Sihanoukville by 11am?

Posted by kmc on 7/9/2011 at 13:36

Hi folks, We're crashing in Phnom Penh for a night when we fly in in a couple of weeks but are hoping to be able to get to Sihanoukville by 11 or 11:30 the next morning in order to catch the 12pm boat to Lazy Beach. The earliest bus seems to go at 7am - do you reckon that stands any chance of getting us there and, if not, what the best alternatives are? Thanks, Kris ...

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Flooding in Siem Reap

Posted by elizabethnoelle on 23/9/2011 at 18:53

just an update from Mekong Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap, lots of flooding in most of the city area, above the knee water in the streets, tuk tuk's are having a hard time getting places, it is difficult to get anywhere by foot as well, as it is a very strong current. We just arrived yesterday when the flooding got really bad, so we haven't made it to the temples yet, but people are telling us there is no flooding in that area. Will update on this after we visit there. Check out this youtube video, ...

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Immigration in siem reap

Posted by sebbytan on 25/9/2011 at 07:16 fast in the process on the custom ...if I arrive at 8am and intend to catch the 930am bus to PP...anyway for me to manage ? and must I book the bus ticket in advance ? ...

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Ritchie's Bar Otress Beach Sihanoukville

Posted by Damian123 on 23/9/2011 at 08:33

Late Aug 2011 I stayed on Otress Beach, near Sihanoukville. The hut bar on the sand beside my place was called Ritchie's Bar, and had a roadside neon sign set in a box. The "R" had failed, thus the dag joint with its stoned expat proprietor, now reads "Itchie's". This cracked us up for weeks, but such was our measure of being zoned out in tropical bliss, no-one took a photo of the funny sign. If you are going to Otress in the near future, like this Sept-Oct 2011, could yo ...

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cambodias islands... there not phuket yet are they?

Posted by think87 on 10/9/2011 at 08:32

Ok i know thats not the case but i have read here and other places that the islands have for the most part been sold/leased with plans of grandeur. Ill be heading to alot of these islands in December and just seeing if anyone has been there recently or has any up to date info on whether or not all the good old bungalows and such will still be around. thanks ...

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Cambodia to Trang, Thailand

Posted by meeshakar on 16/9/2011 at 00:55

Hi, We will be in Cambodia for 2 weeks, then onto Thailand. We will be around Phonm Penh when we leave for Thailand and wondering if there is an easier way to get to Trang, then flying from Phonm Penh to Bangkok, then Bangkok to Trang. Would be great if there was a flight from Cambodia straight down to the islands of Thailand. Anyone know of anything? Thanks! ...

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Quick Lakeside update?

Posted by AGRO on 8/9/2011 at 17:51

Headed to Phnom Penh tomorrow Sept 9/2011 and probably in and out of the city a few times. I know al about the situation at Lake Side and I know it's changing rapidly. I did a search here and I can't seem to find any recent info. Is it worth it to head to Lakeside or go straight to the river front? We're looking for nice clean cheap accommodation, as I remember the riverfront was a bit more expensive. Is this the same scenario? Thanks! ...

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Posted by limorm on 19/9/2011 at 21:15

......arrived with no actual plan, and heavily raining.... Does anyone know if it's possible to get to the waterfalls (Chaa Ong, Ka Tieng) or to the lake (Boeing Yeak Laom) in such weather? Or, does anyone know a good travel agency in "town"?....... Any help would be lovely! Thank you all! ...

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Balcony Guesthouse Kratie?

Posted by jonenlyd on 23/7/2011 at 22:22

I am trying to book a room at the balcony guesthouse in Kratie, but i am not getting a response from them. Does anyone have their most recent e-mail adress? Thanks Jon ...

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Vacation and Photography in Cambodia

Posted by ahmedjaf on 9/9/2011 at 16:57

Hi I am Male 40, filmmaker, Photographer, about to go to Cambodia to explore, relax and see he possibility for filming there in the future. Just finished a long project and need to chill no dates, ASAP. anyone care to join? ...

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e-visas into Cambodia - any issues?

Posted by gingersmith869 on 8/9/2011 at 19:50

Hi all, I've heard most of the uniformed border officials for both Cambodia and Vietnam are unscrupulous and regularly try to scam tourists regularly for anything they can. I'm planning on heading from Ho Chi Minh to the Moc Bai/Bavet crossing and have read in the LP that getting an e-visa can be a good way of bypassing such problems. I was wondering if anyone could provide information on these to see if it's worth doing? The website is for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Cambodia (http:/ ...

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