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Lakeside,Phnom Penh

Posted by sayadian on 24/3/2011 at 17:46

Just like to put everybody right on what is happenning at Lakeside,Phnom Penh. The articles and advice on this site are way out of date. As far as I know the only guesthouses still operating are #10 and Simon's.I saw them drag the remainder of the infamous #9 away about 1 month ago.The place where it was is now a little outdoor cafe/bar (sort of) selling drinks and with a refreshing breeze from what remains of the Lake, though the thick clouds of ganja smoke means it's difficult to actually get ...

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china visa in hong kong

Posted by peppermintpaddy on 27/7/2008 at 00:55

anyone know how easy it is to get china visa in hong kong?Do you need to show hotel bookings and return flights to get a visa ,like you do in the uk?help required asap-thanx ...

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extend visa

Posted by sharpie84 on 9/3/2011 at 16:28

hi, we are currently on a one month tourist visa and would like to extend our visas for one more month. They are offering $45 at our guesthouse in phnom phen which seems a bit excessive as it is $20 at the border. We are considering getting are visas at the immigration office but i am getting conflicting costs online. How much is it to extend the visa at the immigration office and what is the process. Thanks ...

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old farts new to Cambodia

Posted by jojoaus on 12/4/2011 at 18:37

OK. We have about 9 days in June to get a taste of Cambodia. We were thinking 2 days in Phnom Penh, then 2 or 3 days in Seam Reap to see Angkor Wat and then a couple of days on the islands just to get heat relief. We need to know mostly about traveling. Are buses our best bet?? I read that the train system just doesn't happen. Also.. accommodation. Being 46 and 56... I think we need air con at night to keep us functioning in summer. Any thoughts and experiences would be most welcome. We will ...

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Phnom Penh Improvement Project

Posted by Rasheeed on 1/4/2011 at 13:23

So I was reading a bit about the project and am wondering about the time frame as it wasn't too clear. While we will all miss Russian Market, most of who have spent time in Phnom Penh know that parking is a major issue and will continue to be unless steps are taken. So they're taking'm... Anywho, so is the plan to demolish it all at the same time? Or are they planning on keeping some of it up for historical/tourism reasons for a while? And does that mean that all the souvenir vendors are goi ...

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New Years in cambodia, 2011

Posted by bumbly on 8/4/2011 at 09:24

Is there anyone else travelling in Cambodia for the week of the New Year?? ( around April 13-15) Any recomendations of a good, safe place to celebrate the holiday and does anyone have any exciting plans? ...

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departure tax from Cambodia

Posted by stoods on 23/2/2011 at 10:27

We were assured by Flight Centre that the departure tax from Cambodia was included in our Malaysian Airline ticket but when we left Phonm Penh we were told we weren't allowed out of the country till we paid our "already" paid departure tax. Has anybody had this experience? ...

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Cambodia Itinerary - few questions

Posted by kirsten87 on 10/2/2011 at 05:46

Hi Guys, I have put together a rough itinerary for my time in Cambodia, I will be travelling probably in around June/July so not sure if all my plans will be possible in the rainy season. Would appreciate your thoughts. Will probably be about three weeks but can be extended or shortened depending on how I feel as I'm also travelling around Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. Not planning on spending too much time on the coast in favour of doing this in Thailand. Arrive in Phnom Penh from HCMC. Take ...

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Viewed 4,048 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Rasheeed on 31/3/2011 at 22:22

Big Bicycle shop at Siem Reap?

Posted by AbgAcid on 31/3/2011 at 12:30

We are cyclists and will fly home through Sieam Reap. Thus we need boxes to put our bicycles in. Is there a bicycle shop at Siem reap that can do this for us, or sell the boxes? thank you acid ...

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Siem Reap to Bangkok overland: are there companies to book the entire journey?

Posted by smillertime78 on 27/2/2011 at 18:03

Hello! So glad to hear the roads have been paved, etc as I need to get from Siem Reap to Bangkok (and hopefully to Ko Chang same-day!) in mid-March. Does anyone know if there are companies in either Phnom Penh or (preferably) Siem Reap that can help facilitate the entire journey, including border crossing? Or is it really that easy to do alone (and I am alone!)? Alternatively, there was mention of a quick shared taxi trip; I assume this would be for only either the Cambodia OR Thailand ...

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Best place to stay in Sihanoukville?

Posted by skottypa on 4/2/2011 at 06:55

I am planning on biking down to Sihanoukville. Can anyone tell me a nice cheap place to stay near the sea? I also hope they have a place for me to store my bike too. Thank you. This site is so helpfull, I love it! ...

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Viewed 7,277 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by kaede on 29/3/2011 at 00:57

Cambodian Coast

Posted by lcooper on 22/3/2011 at 12:41

Hi, I'm heading to Cambodia later this year for a few weeks at the end of a 5 week trip. I plan on spending time in SR and PP but I also want to get to the coast for a few nights. Where are the best beaches that are Backpacker friendly ie nightlife, cheap stays? ...

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Viewed 3,201 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by ecbaker on 26/3/2011 at 00:11

Siem Reap Airport

Posted by Peeter on 20/3/2011 at 08:22

I have a meeting in Siem Reap 2 hours after my plane is due to land at Siem Reap. Is it doable to get through the Cambodian airport/customs and get into town in that time? Coming with an eVisa already sorted and only one small bag each. ...

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Viewed 3,299 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by busylizzy on 20/3/2011 at 14:20

Aspara Dance

Posted by Peeter on 20/3/2011 at 08:18

Anyone been to the Alliance Cafe for a meal or their Aspara show? It sounds expensive at $19 p.p, but I don't mind paying if the food is good and the show is of a good quality. Some of the ones in Pub Street sound a bit rough and I am travelling with my 7 year old daughter so looking for a quieter option. ...

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15 Days to do Laos and Cambodia

Posted by mattbt on 10/3/2011 at 17:16

Hi Everyone, My first post, So I'm heading to Bangkok on the 10th December staying for 3 nights then i have a spare 15 days till i have to be back in Bangkok on the 28th December to meet a friend. I want to see Laos and Cambodia but not got a clue on the best route or where to head first. Can anyone give me some tips or best routes to go. Any help appreciated guys. Thanks ...

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cambodia to thailand on a minsk?

Posted by brookyred on 15/3/2011 at 16:39

hi guys, ive tried to enter into thailand at poipet and got turned away by thai officer, wouldn't accept my offer of a good back hander, weird as i had no probs with nam or cam, ive headed down to battambang to try again at palin but fear im only gonna get one more try at this, then ill have to abanden my bike in no mans land bettween the two borders. pls pls pls, any info or help, even just someone saying hey ive done it just for a confidance boost! plannimg to get to malaysia and this would ...

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North Eastern Cambodia

Posted by NatalieP on 9/3/2011 at 21:22

Hello I will be in Cambodia for 3 and half weeks – I would like to visit North Eastern part, how long should I allocate and where do you advise seeing? I will be heading here from Phen Phom..this will be the last part of my travels and will need to head straight back to Bangkok. Look forward to hearing from you Natalie Any advice will be greatfully appreciated ...

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Volunteer at English School, Stung Treng, Cambodia.

Posted by chikey on 10/3/2011 at 19:39

Hey Guys, Had a really great experience recently whilst in Stung Treng, Cambodia. Most people pass through this little town on their way to or from Laos but if you do stay, even 1 night and you are a native English speaker (or even if your English is really good and it's your second language) the local students would love to practice their English with you! Students at Stung Treng's 'Eastern International School' don't usually get the opportunity to get to talk to a westerner. It was almost emba ...

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3 and half weeks backpacking Cambodia and Laos - tips, advice and suggested route

Posted by NatalieP on 1/3/2011 at 17:28

I would be so grateful for any tips or advice you could give me. I will be travelling for 3 and half weeks around Cambodia and Laos. I shall be travelling on my own – for the first time. I fly in and out of Bangkok and was wondering if you had any advice on where I should go and what route I should take. I luckily land around 7am and dont want to hang around in Bangkok- happy to carry on my travels. I leave mid April and come back early May. Happy to not take internal flights.. What I want ...

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Traveling from BKK to Siem Reap via Poipet

Posted by molocono on 10/2/2011 at 17:51

I'm planning on going by land from BKK to Siem Reap via Poipet next Tuesday. Is it still ok to do so or should I change my plans? ...

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