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Old 11th January 2018, 21:35   #16
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Nice travelogue! I did a solo trip to Cambodia too but flew to Phnom Penh and then took bus to Siem Reap and back and then flew out. Was an amazing experience. Great food, great people and wonderful architecture. Angkor Wat is truly a spectacular feat of engineering!

I have a travelogue too - still in draft for years!
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Excellent and wonderful travelogue and it comes at the right time . I would be planning Cambodia and Vietnam in this year, preferably in the off season time (just post monsoons). Can you please share details about your air travel? Particularly detailed costs, airlines, timings etc? Thanks!
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I'm currently in currently in Cambodia for work reasons and placed at Phnom Penh. I agree with your views, its a fascinating country with very polite and humble people but too attracted to the west and try to be like them.Its a dumping ground for US manufactured vehicles, almost all of them are used ones. Yet to visit Siam Reap and Sihanoukville but did visit the killing fields in Choeung Ek and god that was one emotionally draining and overwhelming experience..Don't want to hijack your post but if you consent can post pictures from there.
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Well written. And something that will sure help people looking for a solo trip like this.
It would have been really helpful if you had added links to the places you suggest should be visited.
Thanks for the suggestion. I will add links and maps of the places in future travelogues.

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Excellent and wonderful travelogue and it comes at the right time . I would be planning Cambodia and Vietnam in this year, preferably in the off season time (just post monsoons). Can you please share details about your air travel? Particularly detailed costs, airlines, timings etc? Thanks!
Thanks for the appreciation.
On ward travel to Siem Reap

Mumbai to Siem Reap:
Flight XT853 : BOM to KUL [2250h to 0630h (+1) ]
Flight AK540 : KUL to REP [1310h to 1415h]

Total Cost: Approx 15000 INR

Return travel from Phnon Penh to Mumbai

Flight PG 932 : PNH to BKK [1100h to 1210h]
Flight 9W69: BKK to BOM[1500h to 1805h]

Total Cost: Approx 18000 INR


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I agree with your views, its a fascinating country with very polite and humble people but too attracted to the west and try to be like them.Its a dumping ground for US manufactured vehicles, almost all of them are used ones. Yet to visit Siam Reap and Sihanoukville but did visit the killing fields in Choeung Ek and god that was one emotionally draining and overwhelming experience..Don't want to hijack your post but if you consent can post pictures from there.
I saw few showrooms of Ford selling new cars.

Sure you can post pictures. The more info people get on this forum, it will be better for all.
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I'm currently in currently in Cambodia for work reasons and placed at Phnom Penh.
I would be in Phnom Penh for work reason from Feb 3rd for a month. I would be great to catch up with you!
I had some questions in general:
1) Did you get any vaccination before arriving in Cambodia?
2) I got to know Cambodia accepts USD in general. Do we need any Cambodian riels or can survive only with USD?
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I would be in Phnom Penh for work reason from Feb 3rd for a month. I would be great to catch up with you!
I had some questions in general:
1) Did you get any vaccination before arriving in Cambodia?
2) I got to know Cambodia accepts USD in general. Do we need any Cambodian riels or can survive only with USD?
Answer one: No vaccination is required. If you have visited any country where Yellow fever vaccination is required, do carry the proof as the immigration official may ask the same if he sees the stamp on your passport.

Answer Two: You can survive with USD.

Have a nice stay in Phnon Penh.
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Thanks for sharing this wonderful travelogue on Cambodia. Solo Backpacking has its own charm and you have vividly displayed the same through your words and pictures. Keep travelling and keep writing!

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