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Itnerary advice and a couple of questions for Cambodia trip

Posted by eveliens on 26/12/2010 at 08:24

Hi, I'll be visiting Cambodia for two weeks in January. I have been reading up on things and am really excited. I will, unfortunately, be going alone as my travel companions canceled. There are a few things: I was planning to only spend my time in three areas: PP, Siem Reap, and Kraite. The majority of the time would be spent in SR (5 or 6 days) with a few days for Kraite and PP. I'm not into the party scene and would like to spend time relaxing. Does this sound doable? I don't have any advan ...

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single parent and 3yr old travelling

Posted by TracynJesse07 on 12/1/2011 at 05:08

Can anyone give me any advice. I am considering travelling in Cambodia, as a single female with a 3 year old child, for approximately 4 weeks from the end of this month. I am wondering how sensible this would be and if anyone has any tips on making it easier. I am also interested in any other destination that anyone would recommend. Too many places not enough time I fear. Will be grateful for any suggestions. ...

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Family Places to Stay in Snooky

Posted by swatral on 19/1/2011 at 18:10

We are returning to Cambodia this year. Last year we went to Siem Reap and this year we want to return to see more. Visiting PP, Kep and Kampot . I also want to visit Sihanoukville with some hesitation – seems to get a pretty bad rap but also some people like it - I feel like I need to check it out and make up my own mind as otherwise I will feel I missed out and always wonder. I am travelling with my husband and 12 year old son and am having a hard time trying to decide somewhere to stay. Not ...

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Viewed 3,167 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by eastwest on 20/1/2011 at 21:05

New sevice direct link from Kampot to Phu Quoc

Posted by swatral on 20/1/2011 at 18:03

Can anyone give me any information about the direct link from Kampot to Phu Quoc which does not require a visa in advance? Apparently this is a new sevice Regards Suzi ...

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Thoughts from the Lakeside

Posted by sayadian on 27/12/2010 at 10:25

Don't believe the tuk-tuks when you arrive in Phnom Penh and they tell you the Boueng Kok Lakeside area is gone.In many respects it's even more colourful than it used to be as all the old characters are still here.A lot of the guesthouses near the lake have been knocked down and everyday another building is demolished, it's a bit like teeth being extracted.There are still some places to stay and still good food to eat.The locals are still here and the expats mull over their coffee next to the ...

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Kep to Rach Gia

Posted by 1jayne on 18/1/2011 at 08:04

Can anybody tell me the best way to get from Kep to Rach Gia? Is there a bus company/taxi or whatever which will take us direct from Cambodia to Vietnam? ...

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Viewed 3,833 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by oasisbarhatien on 19/1/2011 at 09:25

Good Tuk Tuk Driver in Battambang

Posted by SailorBoy on 18/1/2011 at 12:36

I just had the pleasure of doing a day trip with the nicest possible tuk tuk driver in Battambang.. His name is Mr. Boren (mobile no. 0979739802). He also doubles as a tour guide. My friends recommended him to me, and now I recommend him to all . ...

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bangkok/angor wat/chang mai

Posted by papajembe on 17/1/2011 at 10:56

for April 4-14,bangkok to phnom penh is a more reasonable flight price(to get to siem reap) -but is the extra road mileage from phnom penh to siem reap worth it??...... and staying a few days in siem reap/angor wat, would like to include some northern thailand loop,ie. siem reap to chang mai......is that a route anyone is familiar with?? ...

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Aranyaprathet to Ventiane overland?

Posted by textibule on 28/11/2010 at 20:45

Hello all. Been reading the great info on this site about going from BKK to Siam Reap via Aranyaprathet which I plan doing mid-january 2011. When I'm done in SR, I was considering going back to Aranyaprathet and then, if such a thing exists, taking a bus from there into Nong Khai , just before the Laos border at Vientiane. My objective is to avoid going back to BKK just in order to catch the train that exists to Nong Khai and on through the Laos leg of my trip. Any thoughts? Is this a silly w ...

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Viewed 4,141 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Rasheeed on 17/1/2011 at 10:11

Stung Treng or Kratie for dolphins?

Posted by MamaH on 11/1/2011 at 07:44

Hiya, I'm planning my itinerary for a summer trip including some of Cambodia and have got stuck deciding whether to stop at Stung Treng or Kratie. I gather there are dolphins at both but which is best for tours / guesthouses etc? And am I missing anything more than dolphins in either of these spots? Thanks! ...

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Cambodia: Thai baht exchange for Riel ?

Posted by 5acrefarmer on 8/1/2011 at 14:34

Hi Crossing into Cambodia from Thai very soon. I'll have about 3000 baht in my pocket and wondering if I should exchange that for US$ or Cambodian Riel. May only be in Cambodia for 2 weeks but think I'd get to spend the Riel although I also wonder if US$ are used so much I'll get stuck with the Riel. I have plenty of US$ already. Also can anyone recommend which side of the border I would get a better exchange rate? Thanks, Ian ...

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Viewed 5,063 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by 5acrefarmer on 8/1/2011 at 18:00

in sihanoukvile where next

Posted by valis on 5/1/2011 at 20:45

hi ther,ive been using sihanoukvile as base camp and done a bit of nam and enough of what in want to see of thialand and southern cambodia,im now back in sihanoukvile and dont know what to do next? anyway i got robbed a few days ago(dont ask) i have no acsess to my bank and only $400 left in travelers checks,anyway my insurance just sent me $800. so i ow about $100 out here but im thinking of heading towards my final destination(hanoi on 31st of jan),the thing is now i only have about $1000US b ...

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Travel between Stung Treng and Phnom Penh

Posted by millybygrave on 5/1/2011 at 02:10

I am travelling up to Stung treng via kratie and sen monoram before that. I need to get back to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap for an onward flight- it doesn't matter which airport I fly from. I have found from reading peoples advice on the travelfish forum that Sorya bus company is reputable and thus a good bus company to travel with from Stung Treng to Phnom Penh, however no one mentions how long this bus journey is! Does anyone know how long this bus journey will take? Thanks everyone. ...

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2 weeks in Cambodia

Posted by Mowgli75 on 12/11/2010 at 13:16

Can anyone help me with some good advice for a Whistle stop tour of Cambodia as I've manage to get two weeks leave from work at short notice, and would love to see the best bits within this short time if possible!. At the mo I only have my flights booked in and out of Bangkok ( 20th Nov - 4th Dec ) Any advice will be greatly appreciated. ...

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itinerary advise for one week in northeastern cambodia to laos

Posted by malaysiangirl on 15/12/2010 at 01:45

Hi everyone! I'm from Malaysia and I'll be traveling alone to Cambodia and Laos mid-january next year and so I came up with this rough itinerary for Cambodia for about a week. day1: reach Phnom Penh day2: leave Phnom Penh (I've been here before for a weekend) and head to Kampong Cham, stay a night at Kampong Cham day3: Move on to Kratie (to see the dolphins!) day4: Still in Kratie, spend the night there day5: Leave for Ban lung day6: Still in Ban lung day7: Leave for Stung Treng , cro ...

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Sen Monorom to Vietnam 2010

Posted by pete61 on 26/12/2010 at 15:16

I read the border crossings link (is it up to date?) and am hopefulsomething else has opened up to cross to Vietnam without having to goso far back south. We are coming up from PP to Kratie and then over to Sen Monorom and hope to go East to Vietnam and towards the coast. Any chances now or any tips? (also posted in the Vietnam forum) ...

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BKK to Siem Reap at 2am?

Posted by browngirl on 16/11/2010 at 13:21

So our 16hr flight doesn't arrive till 2am on Dec 24th and am wondering if we should head to the border to get to Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) or stick around in Bangkok for two days ( we will be back later after few days to explore rest of Thailand). I just don't want to waste the day in trying to catch up on sleep at a hotel in Bangkok and was thinking of catching some sleep on the bus to Siem Reap instead. My husband doesn't like the idea and thinks we should just rest up. Is this possible? Is ...

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How to travel on Siem Reap - Kampong Thom - HCMC ?

Posted by Andy386 on 21/12/2010 at 07:39

Hello, In fact, we dont espect to go such as quick from SR to HCMC (~12h; and even a night bus by Mekong Express is avaliable...), I thought about a quick stop at Kampong Thom to view Sambor Prei Kuk. In my information a taxi should took under an hour from Kampong Thom to the ancient sites. are my informations correct? Is there a connection in Kampong Thom to the night bus, wich departures around 9PM from SR? Will daytime-busses stop there, too? ...

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Rental Motorbike stolen in Sihanoukville

Posted by philuxbown on 16/12/2010 at 08:18

Hello, I've got my rental motorbike stolen on Independence beach in Siahnoukville. The thieves cut the lock with pinces. It was properly parked and I left it 20 minutes max without surveillance. It was 13:00 local time. To make matter worse, the hotel has my passport as a warranty and the owner asks me to pay him 850 dollars to buy another one. I went to see the police but there is little hope to get it back. It is probably a scam between the owner, the police and the thieves but I cannot prove ...

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Viewed 9,134 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by philuxbown on 17/12/2010 at 19:08

Flying to Cambodia then out of BKK

Posted by wtdafk on 15/12/2010 at 22:05

Hi every one. I have searched the internet to no avail on this topic. Every one i see flys in to Thailand and then goes to Cambodia. I want to try and skip that bit but cant find anyone else doing what i plan. Basiclly i have 30 days in May booked of work and my plan is as follows... Fly To Siem Reap Via KUL from the UK and stay for a few days.. Bus down to PP Flight From PP to BKK (Cheaper than from Siem Reap) Travel down to Koh Samui/Islands Back to BKK for a return flight home. Can ...

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Viewed 2,570 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by wtdafk on 16/12/2010 at 15:54


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