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Hostels in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh

Posted by jack2408 on 18/2/2010 at 04:17

I have been recently trying to do some research into hostels in the area on hostelworld and booker, and i cant find many hostels. Ideally i would like to stay in big dorms as i think this is a great way to meet people but i cant seem to find any. Is this really the case or can any one point me in the right direction of some decent ones? jack ...

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Angkor Wat Art

Posted by Danlo on 1/3/2010 at 17:37

I have some original paintings of Angkor Wat by a local Pattaya Artist/Teacher who died 3 years ago Geoffrey Franklin, they are beautifully done and wonder if there is a Market for them. I am in Pattaya at the moment. ...

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Battambang - Siem Riep - Short Visit.

Posted by anotherlostsoul on 16/2/2010 at 17:21

I visited Cambodia back in 1996 and think it's about time to pop back and see how things have changed. I have a week available at the end of February and plan to visit Battambang (I couldn't get here in '96), and Siem Riep. Any help with the following would be appreciated! *Recommendations for budget guesthouses. Would it be possible to get a room (fan and bathroom) with free and reliable wi-fi ... for $10? Or am I wishing? Wi-fi is essential as i'll be working throughout the trip. *Mus ...

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Siem Reap to Phu Quoc via PP

Posted by bretandgerri on 10/1/2010 at 11:42

Hi there, I'm just trying to work out the quickest way of getting to Phu Quoc from Siem Reap via Phnom Penh ? I know you can fly from HCMC (we are booked to fly back from Phu Quoc to HCMC) but don't want to miss out on Phnom Penh on the way! At the moment it's looking like boat from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh to Chau Doc by speedboat, Chau Doc to Can Tho by bus, Can Tho to Rach Gia by bus, and fly to Phu Quoc from Rach Gia. This is taking about a week and we're running short on ...

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Cambodia to Kho Samui Ferry?

Posted by TravellingScot on 4/3/2010 at 18:10

Have searched and found older posts saying their is indeed no ferry but have been told by a couple of Thai's that there is a service running? Anyone have any up to date information on this. Any help appreciated. ...

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flight route advice please

Posted by laallee on 9/3/2010 at 23:14

hi, we will be entering cambodia from kuala lumpur then plan on flying into HCMC. would it be better to fly KL-Phnom Penh- Siem Reap then on to HCMC or swop PP and SR around. thanks for any tips/advice ...

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Khmer New Year - Phnom Penh

Posted by RachelW on 11/3/2010 at 03:53

So I am going to be spending Khmer New Year (April 13-15) in PP. Probably travelling from Battambang at the start. Anybody got any ideas about how to celebrate it with the locals? I will probably be doing the usual sights (royal palace and wildlife tour etc) but would like to go wherever the celebrations are good aswell. Also is it wrong to come prepared with talcum powder to take revenge on any locals that might soak me or douse me in it? ...

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Dong to dollars

Posted by foieslinger on 2/2/2010 at 21:34

Crossing from Vietnam into Cambodia tomorrow, can I exchange my remaining Dong into US dollars at the border? ...

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Tonle Sap Lake

Posted by TomHK on 10/3/2010 at 05:36

Hi, I was thinking about methods of getting from Siem Reap - Kompong Cham or Phnom Penh. Would taking a boat from the NW to the SE of Lake Tonle Sap be an option? If so, how much could I expect to pay, and how much would time would it add to the journey? Any advice much appreciated. Thanks, Tom ...

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Away from the tourist ghetto in Siem Reap

Posted by choobydoo on 23/12/2006 at 16:13

Hello all travellers, Here is a little hint for those who have legs and a brain... Tired of the ghetto of Pub Street (a smaller Kao San Road in Siem Reap, with security agents preventing the Khmer from coming in...), I crossed the river and looked for places where you're not seating right in the middle of the street, and found a different Siem Reap.... The streets are much calmer, you're not hassled by massage girls or tuk-tuks and there is some green... Already much better... Then, in ...

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Cambodia visa in Sai Gon / HCMC

Posted by Archmichael on 18/3/2010 at 10:30

Has anyone had recent experience obtaining a visa at the Cambodian consulate in Sai Gon / HCMC? Quick turn-around or come back next day? I realize visas are available on arrival to Cambodia, but we are entering at a small crossing (O'Yadao, b'twn Plei Ku and Ban Lung), and would like to have the visa in hand when we get there. (Though I know this is an option, we don't much fancy mailing our passports off to the Cambodian Embassy where we live.) Thanks! ...

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Viewed 4,051 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Archmichael on 16/9/2010 at 09:49

bangkok to siem reap, march 28, join me

Posted by andrewryan on 22/3/2010 at 03:21

I have done the trip before so I know a good way. I will be taking the 430 am gambling bus to poipet border on March 28 -- it leaves from 430 am from rama 4 ,in front of lumpini park, about half way between silom and sathorn (just ask for poipet). Chances are I (Andrew) will be the only other farang there so easy to find. Advantages Earliest so little or no border delay. Only 200 baht. Goes directly to border , so no tuk tuk needed, no fake border, no forced currency transaction, no vi ...

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Ko Rong

Posted by RachelW on 26/3/2010 at 16:29

Has anyone been here recently? Everything I seem to find is from a few years ago saying that you have to camp to stay there and I am slightly worried by the website saying it is being 'developed'. I would like to spent a night or two here in April but if I can't find anything solid may have to opt for Bamboo Island... ...

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Can anyone help on itinerary Thailand-Siem Reap for 4 days

Posted by pet_united on 27/3/2010 at 15:25

Hi all, I'm Indonesian planning a trip with my bf around Sept-Oct 2010. Haven't booked anything yet. Plan for a 5 days budget trip on Bangkok (3 days) and Siem Reap (2 days). Plane arrive & depart on Bangkok. Is it good if on day 2 We take a bus from Bkk to SR, sightseeing to Angkor Wat, and return to Bkk on day 4? How many hours we need from Bkk to SR? Don't want to waste time on road. And can somebody tell me the total cost of the trip in detail? Is it true that train will take too l ...

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booking flights when in cambodia

Posted by laallee on 26/3/2010 at 01:14

we plan to book our flights from PP-SR-HCMC whilst in cambodia, leaving a 48 hr window between flights, will this be feasible in july and will it be less expensive than using a uk agent. we tried it in 2009 in vietnam and it was cheap and easy using vietnam airlines, thanks, lee. ...

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Viewed 2,837 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by laallee on 16/9/2010 at 09:46

shared taxi SR to border on Sunday (4) or Monday 5

Posted by andrewryan on 1/4/2010 at 10:31

I will be going by taxi (reasoanbly priced Camry, the same one I took from Poipet to SR earlier this week) to the border on Sunday or Monday, looking for 1-3 (2 ideal) people to share the ride, email me if interested. I also have info on the various bus option to Bangkok -- including the gambling bus from the border, other bus from the border, and buses from the Aranya bus station, or taxis from the border (possibly saves a couple of hours, but at 1900 baht is more than I c ...

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Cambodia in April

Posted by shaydan_01 on 14/3/2010 at 18:11

Hi everyone, My partner and I are landing in Cambodia April 20th and spending about a month - month 1/2 exploring the country. As I understand it is the hottest time of the year and I am wondering if we are better off heading away from Siem Reap (where we land) to some cooler areas before coming back mid-late June to do Angkor Wat. Will the climate change much during this period? If anyone has some suggestions of better places to be at this time of year in Cambodia then please let me ...

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Posted by valleylady on 5/4/2010 at 22:34

we will be travelling for 5 wks.arrive bangkok then overland to cambodia and onto vietnam,,,been to thailand many times,but would be grateful for iteneries,transport,border crossins etc for the other 2 destinations.will be arriving by air into and out off thailand with 30 dAY visa on arrival.thanks ...

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Viewed 2,408 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by valleylady on 16/9/2010 at 09:43

phnom phen -siem riep forth and back

Posted by chimik72 on 10/1/2007 at 21:39

hi to travelfish, please advice where i could taxi for the drie phnom -phen to siem riep,and how much it could cost, and what is a schedulle of fast boats from siem riep to phnom-phen in march 2007. thanks and best wishes. ...

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Effordable international school in Phnom Phen?

Posted by thewayitis on 22/4/2010 at 02:26

Hi all, anybody have an advice?The ones we saw in the internet are serveral thousand $$$ per year. We know a good one in Sihanoukville for 35$ per month and would be glad to find a correspondent in Phnom Phen in this price range. Another solution would be to choose a more expensive one and get a discount through an employment as english teacher.We arrive in Cambodia end of August and will stay probably for good,but at least a couple of years and are looking for work in this field anyway. T ...

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