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catebuff
post Mar 3 2010, 01:24 AM
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Hi,

We are off to Cambodia in Feb next year. The boys are heading off a week early to do a motorcycle tour with a guide and us girls will be heading over a week later to meet up and do some sightseeing. Can anyone suggest somewhere unreal to visit. Bit sick of the major cities (have been to Thailand and Vietnam). Will be there for my 40th so would love to be somewhere really special. Any suggestions?
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post Mar 9 2010, 03:02 AM
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Hi,

What sort of things are you interested in?


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post Mar 9 2010, 04:04 AM
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QUOTE(ScottWoz @ Mar 9 2010, 03:02 AM) *

Hi,

What sort of things are you interested in?


Hi ScottWoz,

We were thinking of doing some charity work for a couple of days. Would like to maybe visit an island or stay somewhere really special/unusual for a bit too. Want to do a bit of shopping- have heard the silver over there is pretty good. Really want to stay away from the major cities. Thanks
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post Mar 17 2010, 09:05 AM
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QUOTE(catebuff @ Mar 9 2010, 04:04 AM) *

QUOTE(ScottWoz @ Mar 9 2010, 03:02 AM) *

Hi,

What sort of things are you interested in?


Hi ScottWoz,

We were thinking of doing some charity work for a couple of days. Would like to maybe visit an island or stay somewhere really special/unusual for a bit too. Want to do a bit of shopping- have heard the silver over there is pretty good. Really want to stay away from the major cities. Thanks


You can hire a fishing boat from Koh Kong and go out to one of the hundreds of islands there, knock up a hammock with a mossie net, start a fire and BBQ fresh fish you caught on the way over. Guarantee you won't bump into another person. Then sail down the coast stopping off whereever you fancy. If you're up for it, go all the way to Sihanoukville. Check out an Aussie called Bob from Bob's Place in Koh Kong. Fountain of knowledge.

Depends what you're 'into' really.

Re the charity work, use an established NGO. If working with kids don't go near anywhere that doesn't adhere to the Child Protection Policy such as strict visiting hours, produce your passport on arrival etc. There heaps of places just out for your cash. Any legit places will show you how your money is spent and have available transparent accounts.

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post May 29 2010, 10:26 PM
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Hey Scott - what about a place called Jasmine Valley, in Kep? - I've heard it is very very good.
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post Jun 28 2010, 04:41 AM
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QUOTE(candace09 @ Jun 27 2010, 08:22 AM) *

How about visiting the famous Angkor what? the boys could even do biking there besides I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy the view and temples out there. check out this site http://siemreap.info/ to give you more idea about the Angkor Wat


You can't take your bike in as a tourist. In fact, you can't hire them in Siem Reap anymore either. If you bought one you'd be okay, but you wouldn't get into Angkor Wat unless you could prove you worked there.
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post Jun 28 2010, 09:50 PM
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That's good to know. Cheers for the info Dan..


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post Jun 29 2010, 03:19 AM
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QUOTE(ScottWoz @ Jun 28 2010, 09:50 PM) *

That's good to know. Cheers for the info Dan..


I'm not actually strictly true! You can do dirt-bike tours out of Siem Reap with 2 companies for tourist trips but you wouldn't go anywhere near the temples.

If you're without plates, the local bobbies take pride in relieving you of any spare change or impounding you for a release fee of $200 until you prove you're the owner.

Bless them.

Although in their defence they were getting annoyed with moped maniacs fresh from the Thai islands destroying the city or more importantly the heritage. You already take your life in your hands after 9pm on your bike. Drink-driving's like a sport
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