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    From Siem Reap airport, how do we go to Phnom Penh? By land? By air? How many hours?

    I have never travelled by air, but I assume this is the most convenient but costly way of traveling. In April, I travelled by boat and it costs around US$30 per person. Most hostels or travel agents Cana organise this for you. Like Christy said, sit inside, there is no shelter from the sun. It takes around 7 hours and the view is spectacular. Another time, I took the bus and that took about 7 hours as well, and cost around US$10. It was very noisy and they play Khmer music videos for the whole 7 hours. Lucky I had my headphones! The bus was clean but try to sit towards the front which is less bumpy and better ventilated. The first time I visited in 2007, I was with my parents and they paid for a private van to take us from A to B. That took around 5 hours and cost US$70 for 4 people with an English speaking guide. The prices are probably different now, every year I've been back, it's a little more expensive. Check out seat61.com for more detailed and up-to-date information on land travel in Cambodia. Hope you enjoy your trip! :) almost 7 years ago

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    What should I see in china

    What type of holiday are you looking for? :) almost 7 years ago

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    what are the best beach locations in South East Asia for a week holiday in October?

    Small island of Koh Lanta off the coast of Krabi, Thailand. My favourite out of many Thai beaches I've been to. The tourism infrastructure is not over-developed, so there are not inconsiderate drunk Australians hanging around like most SE Asian beaches. But it's developed enough to give you the holiday you want while still being authentically Thai. There are a range of basic bungalows to opulent resorts, plus everything in between. Enjoy it while it lasts! Safe travels! :) almost 7 years ago

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    What's the great county to have a family vacation?

    What kind of holiday would you like to have? Sand, ocean, rainforest, city, country, adventure, or just relaxing? How old are you children? Do you want a driving holiday? Do you want them to experience a different language? Where are you from? If you're not from Australia, I think we are an awesome destination for a family holiday. It can satisfy all of the above, except the language part and very safe. Tell us more about yourself and your family! :) almost 7 years ago

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    What local street food should we try in Bangkok?

    Yes, agreed. Try everything. EXCEPT meat skewers that have been in Bangkok heat for the last 2 hours, bacteria multiplying by the second. I was paying homage to the porcelain throne for 2 days afterwards. Foods that are being made on the spot are best to avoid food poisoning. I had my best pad thai from a street food vendor. Safe travels! :) almost 8 years ago

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    I have to go to Ho Chi Minh City this Friday. What is the most reliable, fastest an easiest way to get a Visa from the USA?

    Vietnam issues visas on arrival but you have to get an approval letter first. I have used http://www.myvietnamvisa.com/ on two occasions and it has been reliable. All forms are submitted online. It is $20 for the approval letter then another $25 for stamping fees when you arrival. Make sure you have sufficient US$ in cash because they do not take EFTPOS or credit cards. Safe travels! :) almost 8 years ago

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    Anybody been to Banyan Tree Lijiang, China? Any feedback and would you recommend it for my holiday in November 2012

    Hope it isn't too late! I tried to stay there during China's Golden Week (first week of every October) but because of this peak time, the minimum stay was 4 or 5 days (can't remember exactly) and we only wanted to stay for 2 nights. Ended up staying at a quaint B&B instead. But before they told us, we inspected the room and grounds and it was immaculate. I would've loved to stay. :) about 7 years ago

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    Is Singapore a good place to travel A) alone and B) on a backpacking-type trip?

    I've travelled there on my own before, no probems. Just use common sense, as you would in any other city. I'm heading there in 3 weeks for a fortnight, will be on my own for one week and girlfriend coming for second week. It is definitely a place you can backpack (budget travel) but not as cheap for accommodation as other tropical countries nearby. The 6 bed dorm I'll be staying in with a 89% rating on hostel world is AU$25 per night. Food and travel can be cheap as chips though, as mentioned by others. I'm looking forward to the food, glorious food! Safe travels! :) about 7 years ago