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Advice on Cambodia destinations

Posted by Jehonna on 1/2/2011 at 21:06

Hi, I'm planning to travel with my mother for her 60th birthday and I'm seriously considering Cambodia (we've already done Thailand). We'll be coming around mid April. We're coming in from Bangkok We have about 14-16 days for this trip. I'm attracted to Cambodia because of Siem Reap /Ankor Wat and what sounds like really great people, but the rest of it seems a little underwhelming to me (I'm not sure I want to go down to the beach in Sihaounkville). Am I missing something??? I also seriously ...

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Cambodia in 11 days - what to do in between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap?

Posted by koppeu on 27/1/2011 at 02:21

Hey guys, so here's the deal: I'll be travelling to Cambodia in March and I'm having 11 days to spend. I'm arriving in Phnom Penh and will be staying there for two nights. Then will eventually end up in Siem Reap and stay there for three nights. In between those two places, I have a week to spend around Cambodia and was hoping to get some input from you guys. Since I wanna avoid excessive travelling from one place to another, I thought about visiting only one extra region during that time. ...

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Mailing parcels from Cambodia

Posted by EyeofJ on 5/2/2011 at 01:42

I am going to Cambodia for two weeks and want to travel very light. I do love shopping though. I want to mail things back to Canada. Is it secure to mail things from Cambodia? ...

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Travel companion - Siem Riep in March

Posted by EyeofJ on 5/2/2011 at 03:59

Hi - I am going to be in Siem Riep from March 1-15 and and will be travelling solo. Anyone out there looking for a travel companion to see the sites. Many of the tours/private cars are cheaper if there are 2-3 people. Oh - if that matters (and it does not to me), I am in my late 50's but quite fit and very interested in seeing all the sites. I am an avid photographer and like to take enough time to enjoy the sites. You can send me a private message if you are interested in connecting on any to ...

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Are electronics cheaper in Cambodia?

Posted by frederikdb on 25/1/2011 at 19:25

Hey, I heard from another tourist that shopping for electronics, such as iPods and iPhones, is cheaper in Cambodia than in the US. I think she mentioned that in Cambodia, there were no taxes on electronic products. Can anyone confirm if this is true or false? Are there places in Phnom Penh where I should look for cheap electronics? Do I have to watch out for fakes or cheap chinese rip-offs? F ...

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HCM to Siem Reap

Posted by kptn82 on 17/1/2011 at 08:57

Hi We're a family of 3, us and little girl 18 months looking to travel from HCM to Siem Reap , mainly Angkor Wat in March. Just wondering if the following itinerary is do-able and if we're allowing too little time 19-March - HCM City to Siem Reap by Mekong Express bus. - eat shop etc.. at night 20-21-March - Angkor temples + villages etc... 22-March - Siem Reap to HCM My questions are 1. How hot will it be duing this period, i've had a look at the interactive weather map of Cambodia and ...

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motorbike rental in Phnom Penh?

Posted by skottypa on 3/2/2011 at 10:24

My plan is to take the bus from HCM city to Phnom Penh then I would like to rent a motorbike to explore the south down to Kampot and Sihanoukville. Has anyone did this before? If so where did you rent? How much per day? I heard you have to leave your passport as security deposit, I don't like the sound of that. Thank you for your help! ...

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Khmer food

Posted by mattocmd on 13/11/2010 at 12:12

My favorite part about travelling is the food - the cheap awesome local food. In HCMC I can get pho for $1 or go to the central market and get the best seafood like a plate of grilled scallops for under $2...all cheap and amazing. In Bangkok I can get delicious street food or go to a local restaurant and eat like a king for nothing. I'm having a hard time in Phnom Penh. Can anyone help me out? I don't want to eat at the expensive western restaurants. I'm having a hard time finding deliciou ...

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Phnom Penh travel tribe this Thursday night

Posted by somtam2000 on 1/2/2011 at 06:54

Just a quick heads up that this Thuesday night they'll be a "Traveltribe" get together in Phnom Penh. See the blog entry here for the full wrap, but it's basically just a social event where you can get together with a few other travelling bods (the ones you haven't met yet) and also meet some of the people behind some of the travel websites you may be familiar with. I've been to the Sydney one, and it was great, so if you're in the area, do check it out! ...

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22 year old male traveling to Cambodia for the first time!

Posted by ihoopjazz on 5/11/2010 at 20:58

Hi Friends, I am new to and I love it! What a great website. I was wondering if anyone could make any recommendations for me as far as places to go and things to do in Cambodia. I will be visiting the country as part of a larger trip in February and will have around 2-3 weeks to spend in Cambodia. I am a 22 year old male, and I will be traveling alone. I do not speak Khmer. I am trying to do something a little different than the normal backpacker routine. I do not want to ...

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4 Days to a week in Cambodia!

Posted by DomesticG on 7/1/2011 at 13:02

Greetings to 2011 ya'll! I'm heading for my 1st trip of 2011 to Cambodia and am super hyped. Just wanted to run through my itinerary here and see what you guys think; Day 1: Arrive at SR at 7am, Visit Old Market, French Quarter, Sunset at Ang Kor Wat and also purchase our 3 days pass. What else can/should I do to get an introduction of SR during my 1st day? Day 2: Start at 9am; South Gate Ang Kor Thom, Elephant Terrace, Leper King, Phimeanakas & the Royal Enclosure, Bayon, Ta Phrom. Sunset ...

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Cambodia-Loas Transportation

Posted by TylaW on 28/1/2011 at 22:43

So I am heading to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in March! I am doing a whirlwind trip in 16 days. Probably won't hit up that many places but I want a taste of each. I plan on either taking a bus or boat from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh then heading up to Laos for a week or so. I am on a tight budget so I was hoping someone could give me tips for cheap transportation from Cambodia to Laos? Airline companies? I've done most of Thailand so I was hoping to bypass it. I've been going through the forum ...

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Cruise from Phnom Penh to HCMC

Posted by bdpsy on 30/1/2011 at 08:09

2 people are looking for 3-4 day cruise from Phnom Penh to finish at HCMC. Most tours or cruises are described the other way. Is there someone who arranges cruises from Phnom Penh? ...

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koh chang to siem reap

Posted by scrumpy on 29/1/2011 at 23:05

any info on travel from koh chang /trat to siem reap would be greatly appreciated ...

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First timer, and with my dad too!

Posted by twsread on 27/1/2011 at 04:00

Hi all, I've just been reading through a whole load of posts about a massive amount and gotta say this is an excellent site! I was hoping I could ask some of you experienced travellers for some advice? My father has recently decided he's missed out on a lot in life by not being very adventurous, something I was more than happy to help out with. As such we are planning three weeks (not long enough I know) to SE asia. My dad has always been very keen to see Angkor Wat and I'd love to explor ...

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kampot to HCMC warning

Posted by jdexpat on 27/1/2011 at 15:10

We stayed in Le Java Blueu (Bleue?) hotel. $35 2 beds. Beautiful room. Its here we booked our bus ticket to HCMC. We were told 4 1/2 hours which seemed believable looking at the map. In the morning we were told 7 1/2 hours. Oh well, nevermind. Turned out that our hotel had booked with the guy across the road know as 'Ron'. He came to talk to us at breakfast. He does not have typical Khmer facial features and as at writing has a dry cough and comes across a little slimy. He told us our tickets wo ...

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Travel from Kuala Lumpur/Thailand to Cambodia by Train

Posted by PeanutSeller on 26/1/2011 at 18:58

Hey i planning for a trip from Kuala Lumpur to Cambodia, by Train. Do you guys have any idea how can i go about it? Thank you! ...

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Chong Mek to Siem Reap Adventure

Posted by lad on 25/1/2011 at 20:38

I have just returned from an unforgettable trip using the resources of Mongkheang from Angkor Grand Adventure Tours. My travel partner were met at Chong Mek on the Lao/Thai border and transferred via private Songthiew to the remote Chong Sa Ngam border crossing in the North of Cambodia. After an overnight stay in a very comfortable guest house in Anlong Veng we started our cycling south from the grave site of the infamous Pol Pot. The best way to appreciate the Khmer people and their way of ...

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Just Back from cambodia

Posted by sabyasachi1212 on 30/10/2006 at 21:22

I am just back from Cambodia. Was there for 4 days in Siem Reap and 2 in Phnom Penh. Excellent weather, faced no problems at all. If anybody needs any help please do get in touch. ...

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