ramforan

ramforan

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    Malaria Tablets: To take or not to take, that is the question!

    I help lead humanitarian tours in Cambodia and in the major cities, like Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, my doctor believes that the risk of getting malaria is unlikely, though recommended I use DEET at dawn and dusk if I'm outside. In rural places, such as Battambang, and remote places, such as villages in places like Kampong Speu and Takeo, DEET and long impregnated clothing was strongly recommended at all times. He also prescribed anti-malarials (doxycycline), but I have been told that they are ineffective in SE Asia as that strain of malaria is resistant to current medications. I find due to the heat and tablets, I get sick from dehydration so I now don't take the doxy anymore. However, if you do choose to take tablets, they are very cheap to purchase in Cambodia (50c-$1US per tablet). As for the mosquito net, we buy $4-5US mosquito nets from the markets which have done the job, but do check them before purchase as one hole makes them worse than useless. My one pro tip is to take lots SPF 50+ sunscreen from home (Banana Boat is my favourite) as the locals do not need it, so it is generally not available. over 6 years ago

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    Looking at cycling in cambodia...any hints?also trip from Phnom Penh to Siem Riep... boat trips mid range pricing. thank you

    http://cambodia-wonders.com/ offer a fantastic cycling tour. They are based in Siem Reap but I am fairly certain they will do the tour anywhere in Cambodia about 7 years ago