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cambodian homestay

Posted by galey200 on 20/10/2010 at 02:09

Hi, as part of my SE asia tour I am staying in Ta Phin village in sapa for a few days. I have arranged this independently with the people of the village. I am trying to find something similar in Cambodia. I don't want to be on an organised tour but would love to be able to arrange a short stay at a floating village or similar with a local family. Does anyone know if it's possible to do this please. So far the only plans I have are to land in Phnom Penh and head to Siem Reap so I;m quite fl ...

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First Time Traveler from Saigon-Angkor-Saigon

Posted by fairybelle on 19/10/2010 at 10:01

Hi, My friend & I are going to Saigon and we plan to go to Angkor but we only have 4 days to spend for both destinations. Any suggestions for us? Is it possible to go in both countries with the given days & not taking the plane? Thanks a lot in advance. Fairybelle ...

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Need to book buses in advance? 3 weeks Cambodia/Laos

Posted by PhoLover on 13/10/2010 at 19:28

Hi there, Im currently trying to plan a 3 week trip to Cambodia and Laos for my partner and myself in november/december. I've spent the last couple of days browsing through this site and have become significantly more knowledgable, but I'm now feeling overwhelmed with information - so much so I can't decide where to go/where to leave out! My current thoughts on an itinerary are this.. 1- Morning flight KL to SR 2- Angkor 3- Angkor 4- Angkor + night bus to Sihanoukville 5- Sihanoukville 6- Si ...

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Angkor - What to expect

Posted by 5acrefarmer on 20/9/2010 at 19:41

Wondering if anyone would share their experiences of visiting Angkor Wat. I'm unsure how much time is enough, maybe 2 days is plenty. Also is it enough to aimlessly wander about or do some planning beforehand. Everyone would have different ideas so to hear some of those different approaches and why you were happy with them would be good. Also, I've seen on TV some serious crowds there and wondering if that happens in a small part of Angkior Wat and if certain parts of the day or week are bet ...

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Hong Kong to Cambodia/Laos - Fly/Train/?

Posted by travelbug14 on 14/10/2010 at 15:40

I'm planning on traveling from HK to Cambodia after new year, and finding flights to be very expensive or the websites full of spam. Has anyone done this trip? If so, how, and is it even worth it? Thanks for your help! ...

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Ranong to Siem Reap - which is the best border xing to take?

Posted by danceswithrose on 16/10/2010 at 07:42

Hi We are going to Cambodia from Ranong Thailand around January 2011. Which is the best border crossing to take. We hear that Koh Kong can be "expensive" and a "hassle". Is there another crossing not too far north that is better? ...

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Flooding info & travel advice in Phom Penh-Cambodia

Posted by weaselchops on 15/10/2010 at 12:37

15th October 2010, I understand that areas in and around Phnom Penh have been flooded since the 11th of October. My question is has this caused any serious problems for anyone traveling in Phnom Penh and Cambodia this month? Many thanks. ...

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Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore

Posted by AniaKrysia on 11/9/2010 at 14:42

I'm planning a trip beginning November to end of December (2 months) to travel through the above countries. I have been looking for the least expensive country to fly into from LA and so far, Bangkok seems to be least expensive. Can anyone recommend, the easiest and least expensive to get from one country to another? What what would be the best order? I originally thought to fly in to Cambodia, then travel to Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore and back to fly out, but Cambodia is more expensive to ...

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Scuba Diving in Cambodia

Posted by mrkarlholland on 20/11/2008 at 19:54

Does anybody know how the scuba diving is in Cambodia? I have heard rumours that you can do it in the south around Sihanoukville. Is this where i should head if i want to learn to open water dive? Apparently it is a lot cheaper than in thailand so was hoping to get some feedback of what it is like ie is it padi certified, whats the scenery like, how much does it cost etc... Anybody have any ideas? Cheers ...

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Poste Restante services at Phnom Penh's main P.O.

Posted by suwanneej on 11/10/2010 at 01:07

Wondering if anybody has had any experiences, good or bad, using Poste Restante at PP's main P.O.? How reliable if at all; extra costs; location of the Poste Restante desk/counter? Thanks for any helpful info. ...

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Sagely advie needed on the best route from Siem Reap to Koh Chang?

Posted by allykat on 7/10/2010 at 14:28

Hi, I am planning a trip and once again need to draw on all your sagely advice I was planning to head from BKK to SR and from there to Koh Chang. Bare bones of it is we fly in to BKK on 8th Feb around 1.30pm and fly out for SYD on 3rd March departing aroung 12.30pm. This gives us 23 days in total. It will be my boyfriend (36) and me (30) , both chefs and we are looking for some relaxation, chances to check out local food and produce, maybe a cooking class or too and to experience some cultur ...

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Siem Reap events calendars?

Posted by tangram on 2/10/2010 at 10:20

Where can I find a good events calendar for Siem Reap? I'm going to be here for several months, and would like to know what there is to do week to week. The event listing sites Google gave me are poorly maintained. Thanks! ...

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cross country from Kampong speu to Koh Kong

Posted by sayadian on 6/10/2010 at 14:57

About one hour going south on route 4 (the road to Sihanoukville) there is the town of Kampong Speu.Last year I rode to the hot springs in Aural.The road heads approximately west from the town.I got as far as The Hot Springs in 3 hours and was told the road continues on to Koh Kong.This December I would like to do the whole trip.My question -whether anyone else has completed the trip.The road as far as the springs is pretty passable on a dirt bike.Anybody know what it's like going the rest of ...

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wonderful Angkor tour guide

Posted by sopiejack on 6/10/2010 at 18:04

We were in our Honey Moon in Siem Reap and someone made it to be more special as expected. We will be glad to highly recommend Sun Koung as a very friendly and enthusiastic Cambodian tour guide with excellent Spanish, French and English skills. He was patient answering to all our constant queries and had very good knowledge of Cambodian history, culture and way of life. We have felt as we were a part of Siem Reap people for a few days. We have enjoyed many unforgettable experiences and have ha ...

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Phnom Penh to Bangkok

Posted by thegingerbird on 14/5/2008 at 21:44

Hi Im trying to figure out the best way to get from Phnom Penh to Bangkok apart from flying. Ive read that Capital open tours runs a bus leaving at 6.30am, taking 12hrs and costing $15. Has anyone tried this or does anyone have a better ideas on how to do the journey. TGB ...

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Cambodia festivals

Posted by sandyojo on 1/10/2010 at 18:37

Any suggestions for february festivals in cambodia? sandyojo ...

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From Siemriep to Bangkok by bus

Posted by bulldozer on 25/6/2010 at 12:25

How can we take the bus from Siemriep to Bangkok? How long does it take? ...

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Buddhist/Meditation workshops?

Posted by misscherie on 4/2/2010 at 20:33

Hi there, I am heading to Cambodia/Thailand/Indonesia in September and I was wondering if anyone knew of any 1 day - 1 week workshops in meditation/classes which are in english? Preferably less touristy ones as would love to experience this there. Thanks so much! P.S. Apart from the typical Siem Reap/Angkor and Phnomh Penh, what would you recommend as beautiful places to explore in Cambodia? We are not so much into going there to party/drink/be with tourists and love beautiful landscape ...

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Advantage of having visa ahead

Posted by Indoluso on 3/3/2010 at 22:53

Hello, We'd like to know if having a visa in advance on a land crossing from Vietnam into Cambodia can save us alot of time at the border. The question is that it is cheaper to get it at crossing points, about 10 euros cheaper, but if we save an hour by having it already we'll get the visa before. Thanks for you replies! ...

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night bus from Siem Reap to Saigon?

Posted by amhuirnin on 28/6/2010 at 20:03

has anybody experienced riding a night bus from SR to Saigon? since ive a tight schedule and an even tighter budget, im considering this as an option. So id really appreciate any input/tips thanks! (",) ...

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