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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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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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Sihanoukville bus station

Posted by dannyengland on 11/9/2006 at 08:23

The experience of being hasseled by moto drivers has just got worse now you are attacked by Farangs prompoting thier guest houses. Mick and Craigs, Cool Banana The Curry House and Monkey Republic. The lady from Monkey Republic was so pushy and agressive that it was scarry. It is my believe that all flyes should be distributed at the bus station by Cambodian Nationals or banned altogether. We noticed a few Cambodians handing out flyers who were polite and seemed intimidated by the Farangs. The ge ...

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Siem Reap with very young ones

Posted by Shaktipalooza on 10/2/2010 at 04:07

Hello all, I'm very interested in traveling to Cambodia this coming May with my family. Our children will be 18 months and nearly 4 years on arrival. Since they're so young I figure we'd stay in Siem Reap for 10 days, making day trips. I'm concerned about keeping the little ones healthy. As our last trip to India with the oldest was a disaster. Our toddler went through 28 days of vomiting and diarrhea was certainly memorable, but not something I'd like to repeat. Does Siem Reap compar ...

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Bangkok to Siem Reap overland with two young children

Posted by lolarosaliu on 19/1/2011 at 13:34

I'm planning travel from Bangkok to Siem Reap overland with two boys ages 6 and 9. I wonder if anyone has any feedback as to whether this would be feasible. I have read extensively about the long trip, the touts, the waiting around and visa hasslers. So I know that it is an adventure which I'm up for but need to consider if it would be something my kids can handle -- or maybe I'm up for it but should be sane and just fly.... Also, any feedback as to how safe it is? Not just road conditio ...

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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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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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