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Legal items to take back to UK?

Posted by pikem11 on 28/7/2011 at 21:24

I'm in Cambodia for the next couple of weeks. I was hoping to bring home some alcoholic drinks for friends and family. Are there any drinks that are illegal to bring into the UK? Is Mekhong whiskey allowed? I know that some of these drinks are legal in the UK, such as absinthe, but outside the EU they are made differently, so it would be better to check first! Also, does anyone recommend any particular drinks? Cheers. ...

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A New Look at Cambodia

Posted by Phil888 on 29/7/2011 at 09:50

I recently read a very insightful book about Cambodia called, “From the Booth to the Bedroom” by Douglas DeMarco. It's a true story of an American finding fame in Cambodia. It's a first-hand account of how he became an overnight TV and Radio celebrity in Phnom Penh. It talks about his journey to find himself both physically and mentally. His insights about the culture, government and the people, but especially the women of this Southeast Asian country. are at times shocking but, for anyone ...

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Bangkok-Siem Reap

Posted by NgMike on 21/7/2011 at 01:46

Hi All My wife and I will travel from Bangkok to Siem Reap. We will take bus/train to cross the borders instead of using airway. We already have e-visa to avoid from problem at the border. Just wonder if anyone have the plan to travel on August so we could join in the trip. Regards, Mike Ng ...

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Anyone in Phnon Penh (or simply Cambodia) now??

Posted by buttertop on 21/7/2011 at 19:41

Hello all. I'm in Phnom Penh now (21st July 2011). I'll stay here for a couple more nights, probably until the 25th, then I'll take a bus to go to Siem Reap to visit the famous Angkor Wat! Is there anybody here who wants to meet up/ split costs / travel together? Or anyone heading to Siem Reap next week?? I'm a sole male traveler and have learned that it's a bonus to have someone to share experience with. Looking forward to hearing from anybody.., ...

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Tonle Sap homestay

Posted by chinarocks on 26/7/2011 at 20:33

Visited Cambodia for about 2.5 weeks last year as part of a ROTW trip and loved every minute of it. However, one thing we didn't do, which is I now regret, was a homestay on Tonle Sap. We did homestays in Peru, China and Vietnam, which were all brilliant, but from having read and seen some programmes on Tonle Sap and how the friendly locals eek out a living (catching water snakes etc), not to mention the natural beauty of the place, I reckon visitors to Cambodia should definitely try and squeeze ...

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Thailand and Cambodia- Where best to go?

Posted by meeshakar on 26/7/2011 at 07:11

Hi, So we have almost 3 weeks to travel around Cambodia and Thailand. 2 years back we did Chaing Mai and down to the islands Kho Phi Phi and Krabi region. This time we are flying into Bangkok and headed immediately to Siem Reap. Here are our thoughts and we would love feedback of any kind of where to go or if we should even skip Thailand all together! Bangkok- Siem Reap Siem Reap- 4-5 days Head down to Sihanoukville (can this be done in one day or should we stop at Phnom Penh? Sihanoukvill ...

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Thailand to Battambang

Posted by mikethediver on 25/7/2011 at 08:38

Hi guys, I want to go from Thailand to Battembang. The most direct route would be crossing at Phsar Prom, motodup to Pailin, and then (according to what I have read) it is a shared taxi to Battembang with no bus available. Also the road condition is not so great, and at this time of the year, almost at it's worse. Also, if I can't find a shared taxi and I'm forced to take one on my own, it will be mega bucks. So, first questions: anyone done this route? Do they accept evisa? (Doesn't look like ...

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kinda vauge itinerary; flying out of BKK

Posted by silverteeth on 22/7/2011 at 09:23

Hello everyone! This'll be my first time in Cambodia, second time in SE Asia. I have a little itinerary I'm hoping to get some suggestions on. It's shorter than I'd like it to be; I did something stupid and divided my month off from work between Cambodia and Indonesia. So, I have a morning flight to catch out of Bangkok on the 10th. July 28 - 30 :Phnom Penh (I wanted to stay longer, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that some old friends are interning in PP and are planning a trip ...

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budget query

Posted by cechadwick25 on 19/7/2011 at 20:24

Hello, myself and three other girls are planning a short trip (2 weeks) to cambodia in jan of 2012. Im just wondering about how much do you guys think we'll need per day including basic (not fancy but not gross) guesthouse, food and transport etc. At the moment we are planning on flying into the capital, spending time in SHV and visiting angkor wat. Any help appreciated. ...

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Harrowing account of Killing Fields

Posted by sayadian on 19/7/2011 at 16:07

for those of you in the Uk who would like a better understanding of what went on in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge days this link takes you to a very harrowing account of, and interviews with the killers. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/voices-from-the-killing-fields/4od#3210274 ...

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battambang to pattaya

Posted by jaam on 15/7/2011 at 14:13

I would appreciate some advice on getting from Battambang to Pattaya in August I imagine this is via Poipet. How difficult is it to get transport (buses or taxi) on the thai side of the border. Is there any difficulty getting Thai visa at this crossing and is it prone to the same scams that apparently happen going the other way? Thanks if you can help. ...

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4 week itinnery help - toddler in tow!

Posted by crookedjo on 16/7/2011 at 01:51

Ok we have four weeks, flexible mid Sept-mid Dec. Diving, beaches, great food and culture our passions. Dont want to be upping every few days as whilst travelling with 3yr old daughter is great the physical moving about is not! Was thinking fly into HCMC meander to PP then stuck - how is best to get to Siem Reap area? Struggling to find an airline who actually flies,or will quote it - am I being really blonde??? Would a bus journey be as awful as I am thinking, worthwhile stops or the way to b ...

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Proposed Cambodia Tour

Posted by pajero on 15/5/2011 at 02:39

Hi The following trip to Cambodia has been proposed to us. We are 67 years old and are not back packers i.e. more spoilt. In addition to Cambodia, we will also be seeing Laos, Yunnan and Burma. Our main concern is.... will we be seeing different things in Cambodia as compared to Laos, Yunnan and Burma. Any comments would be welcome. Cambodia: Day 1 Bangkok-Phnom Penh by morning flight Sightseeing Phnom Penh Day 2 Phnom Penh-Kratie Day 3 Kratie-Rattanakiri Day 4 The Tampoum totems day 5 The Kroe ...

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Battambang short term apartment

Posted by barbaral on 26/2/2011 at 14:27

I will be staying in Battambang for the next 3.5 months and am looking to lease an apartment. I wonder if anyone has some clues about how to go about finding a short term lease? Your help would be appreciated. thanks Barbara ...

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Siem Reap - Any recomendations ?

Posted by charlotte1208 on 11/2/2009 at 13:43

Hey, Heading to Siem Reap in March, does anyone have any recommendations for a cheap hotel or guesthouse in siem reap, pref with a pool? How easy is it to get a tour to angkor wat? Thanks - Charlotte :) ...

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Vietnam Visa in Phnom Penh question

Posted by bkgzen on 8/6/2007 at 23:13

What are people's experiences obtaining a Vietnamese visa in Phnom Penh. Getting one here in the US seems pretty expensive, however, I don't know how many days turn around time it would take in Phnom Penh. Trying to weigh my options. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks ...

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looking for a motorbike in seim reap

Posted by ryanm24 on 5/7/2011 at 12:09

Hi, I am looking to buy a motorbike in cambodia (preferably in seim reap cause thats where i am at now) for a tour from cambodia to laos. any advice would be appreciated as i have never bought a bike in cambodia before lol ( or anywhere but the states for that matter). Thanks ...

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Motorbike Honda Win for Sale in Cambodia

Posted by nodisitas on 4/7/2011 at 22:00

Hello! I am putting my motorbike up for sale, a very decent 110cc Honda Win. I bought it in Hanoi, Vietnam and it got me to Saigon so far. I am planning to hit base in Sihanoukville first for a couple of days from the 10th of July. This bikes comes with spare parts (haven't had to use any), a proper, real helmet, a Vietnamese language phrasebook and an detailed roadmap book and some tips over a beer. Maybe the most important it comes with a Vietnamese ownership card, so you can take it into Vie ...

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Share a taxi Poipet to Siem Reap (July 28)

Posted by youknowmyname on 1/7/2011 at 14:56

Me and my brother are travelling on Thursday (7/28) in the morning from Bangkok to Siem Reap. Reading about all the scams and hassles awaiting travelers at the border, we plan on getting a taxi from Poipet to Siem Reap. I realized that we could probably find people to share taxi with when we get there, but it would be nice to arrange prior, since I have a pick up offer (US $45) from the hotel we're staying at. Message if you have similar plans (within a day or two, as we're somewhat flexible) an ...

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Cambodia trip

Posted by stollie77 on 11/6/2011 at 18:36

Hi! In August / September my girl and I will be travelling to Cambodia for three weeks.We will visit Phnom Penh (3 nights), Battambang (2 nights) and Siem Reap (4 nights) but are not sure about the rest. After having done some additional research on Cambodia we are considering to include three extra regions in my trip: - Banlung and surroundings (4 nights, including travel) - Kampot and surroundings (4 nights, including travel) - Sihanoukville (2 nights) Could anybody help me with the fol ...

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