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Where can i do this?! Seriously.
Came back with over 700,00 (~$170 aud) and need to change it back urgently.
St George, ANZ, or travelex all refuse to touch it.
Is anyone lucky enough to be going there soon and would rather use riel then usd?
Okay so Ive been a bit paranoid about how to dress without giving offense since Ive read here and there that women should make effort to cover up when visiting temples and stuff. So yesterday I go to Angkor Wat at sunrise in my 3/4 sleeve shirt and pants. I am concerned because I know it will be stifling hot very soon and I am pregnant = already hot and uncomfortable. I see a bunch of tourists and who I presume to be nationals there wearing tank tops and shorts, some halter tops and tube tops even. So I think, hmm....guess I would have "fit in" with normal summer stuff. THEN I go into the temples and have a look around. NIPPLES EVERYWHERE!!! After passing the thousanth carving of a topless woman I start to think maybe all this dress code stuff is overrated, unless you expect me to believe that the cambodians are offended by their temples. Since I didnt see bras painted over all the ni... more »
Will catch an early bus from ekamaiafter a nightbus from CM-BKK (luxury, 24 seater, should be able to sleep). Am debating whether to push through to Koh Kong or cash it in in Trat-- final destination Sihanoukville.
So what is the travel time from Ekamai- KK?
If we stay in Trat how long it the travel time to Sihanoukville?
what would YOU do?
I will be heading to Cambodia in June, I need some help or ideas on ways to tell my tuk tuk driver the location of my hotel from the airport. I know the hotel address but it is written in English. How can I get the address to be in Khmer so the tuk tuk driver can read i?
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from 2 october till 27 december I am going to volunteer for a NGO in Phnom pehn.
for two days I am now scanning the internet for a planticket.
important for me:
the hour of arrival in phnom penh (I would like to arrive before 6PM), and a flight duration no longer then 25 hours (I will be starting my trip in Brussels or Amsterdam)
Today I found out that it would be cheaper for my (up to 300 EURO) to buy a one way ticket to cambodia, and book a second one way ticket back home, instead of a combined package. this way I can also choose a flight that does not arrive in the middle of the cambodian night.
I will apply for a business visa, since my contact in the NGO told me that is the document i need.
I caontacted the embassy in brussels already, but it seemed they could not give me the correct information
can the separate tickets get me into trouble? beacouse... more »
Looking to share a taxi or private car from Bangkok to Poipet, and on to Siem Reap on July 12. Any takers?
posted up some questions about our trip to cambodia and want to get to koh chang after doing 5 days in PP,SR and maybe battambang. could you advise us how to get there from either Siem or BB is a private taxi/driver safe? how long is the journey? what sort of costs are taxis? Are the visas easy to obtain? Is it best to go thro Koh Kong on a crossing? Would appreciate some good advise! Cheers Guys
HI going to Cambodia in May 8 till 21 and are struggling to know where visit.will stay in PP for 2 nights then we are stuck for itenary ideas. we want to see Siem and stay no more than 2 nights.we want beach but heard s'ville is poor and kep has also poor beach so would the option of koh chang in thai easy enough to get to from either places what time scale would that be?
What are the options from getting to the airport into town?
Also whats the best area to go to if I want there to be an abundance of guest house options, restaurants and night life options? Last time I bussed it there and took a hotel near the bus station on Monovong Boulevard I think it was called but that area is not great. I remember last time hearing about an area near a lake or river with lots going on, is that still the case and what's it called / where is it?
Can anyone make any recommendations on trekking in Ratanakiri? I only have time this time around for a day trip or an overnight trip, and I'm not sure if it would be worthwhile for such a short trip. The guide I've been speaking to would take us somewhere in O'Chum (maybe Kalai - a community forest that another poster said they'd heard wasn't worthwhile), or he could take us somewhere in Voen Sai for a higher price. Has anyone done any short trips like these and can recommend if they're worth the money or not? I like hiking and camping and all that, I'm just used to doing it on the cheap and more independently.
I'm new to this so pardon if i'm doing it wrong. (: Been thinking of travelling somewhat at the end of the year and Cambodia came to mind. I read about women/female travellers in Cambodia in another thread, and it does freak me out a little.The last i've travelled alone was about 2 years ago and back home now. I definitely won't mind travelling alone in the UK/Europe, but Asia is a little...different and tricky. :0
So, anyone out there who's keen on travelling at the end of the year? Doesn't have to be Cambodia. We can look at other places!!
If yes, well, post on! (:
Hi all me and mrs off to phnom phen in early may from uk.Been to bali and vietnam which was unreal experience loved it!!! wanted to find cool beaches with clean accommodation and cool places for food.We aim to spend 2 days in PP then on to Siem for 3 days or less then wanted some recommends for beaches does anyone know how to get phu quoc from kep or kampot is there problems with visas etc is it accessible Heard so much bad stuff about S'ville is that bad or just ideal chatter!!!
Cheers guys help would be brill!!!
I now live in Vietnam. I just return from a visa-run to Cambodia. I wanted to take a few extra days on the beaches. My Vietnamese girlfriend and I rented a motorbike – she was driving. Within 30 minutes we were arrested by one of the numerous "watching-for-a-foreigner-on-a-motorbike-squads". They are all over town waiting for you. The hotel never warned us about the 100% chance of being arrested for whatever the reason - they just want to rent motorbikes. These hypocrites traffic police have one ready just for you: 1. “*It is illegal to drive with the lights on during the day*.” (On some motorbike they come on automatically when you start the engine! And I always thought it was wise to do so in all times. Nope! In Sihanoukville it is and obligation during the night or rain only!); 2. Helmet – of course (We had); 3. If so fare you are okay (lights off and helmet, and hadn’t made any tr... more »
I know that in Sihanoukville and Kampot room rates go up over the Khmer New Year holidays, and it is hard to find a room.
It used to be different in Siem Reap, where I had no problems getting a room at the regular rates years ago over the holidays.Has that changed?Is it now booked out too?
Wondering if any one can suggest any budget to mid-range river cruises that travel from Phnom Penh-Ho Chi Minh City, taking about 3-4 days?
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