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    certainly not

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    @Geezy - welcome to TD & thnx for the tips, esp abt purse snatchers, dealers & dope heads. Will watch out for them. Yes, I'm a gal & I live in the Phils; have been to several beaches here. My friends and I want to go to the beach aside frm exploring temples. Since the itinerary is not yet fixed, I/we are open to suggestions before we make rhe final plan. The feedback (e.g. Otres being the best beach in Snooky, or lots of hotel construction at present in Phu Quoc) - all very helpful and infos will be considered.

    Thanks all! - katie frm.fone

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    are you going the beaches to get away from that awful wailing of the Flippo bands there Katie?


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    ^heh. A few blocks away from my apartmebr, there's a bar which has a band every W, Th & F. Usually catering to employees from surrounding areas. So I get to hear free concerts every week! The female vocalist is good - powerful voice & wide vocal range. Then, there are the karaoke concerts of mcy neighbors every so often (bdays, annivs, xmas, etc) - whixh may be good or bad. I have a neighbor (dunno which house), female, who ia a good singer. Her male housemates or relatives - I need to cover my ears. Lol.

    On another note, yesterday, I was designated to sing a duet (w/ a male colleague) for the an event in our office. Arrgh! That's one of the hidden tasks in my job - which isn't included in my real job description. But, since I like my job (and my office), then I now need to vocalize and search for a duet song! Heh...

    Sorry for typos - am on fone
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    ^"Hey Paula". 1963. By Paul and Paula. Flips love the old songs.

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    ^thnx for the suggestion, Davis. But that's too old! I like the old songs too - like Joni's song or Sad Movies Make Me Cry - songs that my dad used to listen, but only good for listening during Sundays! I think my audience would appreciate more contemporary songs. My colleague and I were kidding earlier that we'll sing a Regine Velasquez song. Either 'Forever' with Martin Nievera or 'Hanggang Ngayon' with Ogie Alcasid. Haha. I can't sing Regine songs. Too high!

    To those interested, they're on utube!
    Regine Velasquez & Martin Nievera - Forever
    Regine Velasquez & Ogie Alcasid - Hanggang Ngayon

    And no - I won't/can't sing those. 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    good for listening during Sundays! I
    Yup. The Sunday radio oldies station rocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Kep and kampot are on the way to sihanoukville, I haven't been to either though, but I've heard kep is famous for pepper crab, there's also an island not far away called rabbit island, sihanoukville also has offshore islands easily accessible and catering for all budgets,I've heard the train is running again from PP to sihanoukville, might be slower than road but would also be safer
    Not exactly true,
    although you could go to Kep than Kampot than SHV,there is a direct road PP-SHV.

    Kep is great (for me) its VERY laid back and unless u can entertain urself dont plan on staying, There is a small man made beach in town and then there is a short 30miute long tail ride to Rabbit island. Plenty ( tomany)resorts with bunglaows and pools for around $30-60/night and a few smaller gh's

    Kampot ( only 30 minutes away) is on the river,no beach, used to be very laid back and Cambodian but the hipsters /gap year crowd have taken over, now lots of small gh's and way way to many places to eat. Prices are $10-35/night

    Shinoukville is an ok place ( i dont care for it at all) but it tends to attract either the older/drunks or the younger crowd ( out at Otres 1 & 2) The islands are very nice,Recently lots of deaths/suicides in shv Hotels/gh's form $6-250/night depending on the level of compfort u wish
    I like Aqua resort and the beach club , both near Seridpety beach for around $30/night

    Yes train runs on weekends an takes 7 hours one way ( bus will do iit in less than 4)

    Bokor Mtn/casino is between Kampot and Shv. 32 kms beautiful road up the mtn to an empty hotel /casino geared for the Chinese gamblers
    was where "city of ghosts"was filmed
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    Cheers Richard, I'm also contemplating a cambo trip about songkran time

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Cheers Richard, I'm also contemplating a cambo trip about songkran time
    PP empty's out for songkran as everyone heads to the south, so if ur going than,book

    missed this
    might be slower than road but would also be safer
    LOL already numerous accidents ranging from one train running into another, trucks/cars being run into, people being run over cause they were sleeping on the tracks etc etc.

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    Watching the news this week the train had an accident passenger car hit frieght container in front by the look of it my Khmer isn,t that good to understand the TV news. Nothing serious just a bit of body damage to the front of the car.

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    Katie, looks like the Dragonlady and I will be in PP April 14 and then heading to Sookyville and Koh Rong for 8-9 days. Let us know if you will be about.

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    @crocman - thnx for the info. Will see if I can match my dates w/ yours. I'm still coordinating w/ friend(s) and we haven't fixed the details yet.

    @richard & brisie - thnx too for the info, very helpful. And for the timetables of the train. Seven hour ride during daytime. Ugh! I think I'll pass on that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    the timetables of the train. Seven hour ride during daytime. Ugh! I think I'll pass on that...
    Could be quite nice.

    I love travelling by train. Amenities allowing of course.


    Seven hours next to an open window with the wind coming in as I sink icy Ankor Beer after icy Ankor beer as the Cambodian countryside rolls on by sounds quite alright indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    the timetables of the train. Seven hour ride during daytime. Ugh! I think I'll pass on that...
    Could be quite nice.

    I love travelling by train. Amenities allowing of course.


    Seven hours next to an open window with the wind coming in as I sink icy Ankor Beer after icy Ankor beer as the Cambodian countryside rolls on by sounds quite alright indeed.
    Nah that was the first and most important question no booze and no ciggies allowed
    I don,t think they have a pisser either the reason they stop so long in Tekeo and Kampot is for that reason .
    I wanted to take the train but for the hours they leave time and amenities it,s easier to take the bus or cab

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    Quote Originally Posted by brisie View Post
    Nah that was the first and most important question no booze and no ciggies allowed
    For 7 hours???


    Are they completely foking insane!


    No need to answer that.

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    @brisie - are the trains airconditioned or not? If not, then it'll be 7 hours in very hot April/May weather, so I'll definitely NOT take the train! I took the train from Bkk-Ayutthaya, non-AC, in April, and those 2 hours were enough! Nice scenery, though.

    @luigi - I don't eat/drink much during road travel, as I sometimes get pukey. And if the train/bus has no loo, I won't drink much, because then I'll need to pee, and it's harder for a girl - can't just stop by the bushes then point&shoot.

    If I/my friends choose Snooky, then we'll probably take the bus or minibus from Giant Ibis company. I found this website, movetocambodia, which is a blog run by several expats (female & male) - very informative.

    How to get from Phnom Penh to SNV
    How to get from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville (and vice-versa)

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    Taking the train in Cambodia: Phnom Penh-Kampot-Sihanoukville | Move to Cambodia

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    I don't eat/drink much during road travel, as I sometimes get pukey
    I get a raging boner on trains sometimes, just thought I'd put that out there if anyones looking for a travel companion

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    @birding - thnx for the link, will look it up later

    @dill - thnx for the info, noted. Will your eatigo vouchers work in Cambo? And can your boner handle 3 girls? Heh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brisie View Post
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    the timetables of the train. Seven hour ride during daytime. Ugh! I think I'll pass on that...
    Could be quite nice.

    I love travelling by train. Amenities allowing of course.


    Seven hours next to an open window with the wind coming in as I sink icy Ankor Beer after icy Ankor beer as the Cambodian countryside rolls on by sounds quite alright indeed.
    Nah that was the first and most important question no booze and no ciggies allowed
    I don,t think they have a pisser either the reason they stop so long in Tekeo and Kampot is for that reason .
    I wanted to take the train but for the hours they leave time and amenities it,s easier to take the bus or cab
    Beer is allowed on the train, no problem drinking it on train whatsoever. I had a few beers during my journey.

    Same goes for smoking - the carriage near the front has windows you can smoke from, you can also smoke between carriages.

    They also have toilets...not bad ones as far as trains in Asia go either. Dunno where you're getting your info from but it's wrong!

    Katie - yeah, the trains have air con.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phuketrichard View Post

    missed this
    might be slower than road but would also be safer
    LOL already numerous accidents ranging from one train running into another, trucks/cars being run into, people being run over cause they were sleeping on the tracks etc etc.
    Yeah? Nothing all that serious really, the road is still infinitely more dangerous than the train, especially at night.

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    ^thanks, khmen, info on trains is noted. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    And can your boner handle 3 girls? Heh...
    Made I larf...

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