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Old 11-12-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I have a 8 days in SE Asia in Feburary, as a stopover between South Africa and Australia. I am flying into Bangkok, but have been to Thailand before, so I thought I might see Cambodia and Vietnam.

Where do you suggest I go for this short amount of time?

I am thinking maybe Fly to Phnom Penh, spend a few days there, then bus to Ho Chi Minh, a few days there and then fly back to Bangkok.

Any other ideas? I need all the help and suggestions I can get!!

Also, how reliable/fast is the Vietnam Visa service in PP- If I am pushed for time should I cough up the extra cash and arrange one in Australia before I leave?

Thanks heaps
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:30 PM   #2
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With 8 days I'd say just stay in Cambodia. I spent about a week there between Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) and Phnom Penh where I visited the Killing Fields/Genocide Museum and the old detention camp/high school. If I had had more time, I would've tried to hang out by Tonle Sap and check out life on the lake.

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I agree, 8 days isn't enough for more than one country, and only bits of it. I spent 3 weeks in the northern half of Vietnam, and 10 days in Laos (from Vientiane south), and I was "short of time".

I had the vietnamese visa prepared before leaving so can't help you with your other question.

Where have you been in Thailand ?

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I agree, 8 days isn't enough for more than one country, and only bits of it. I spent 3 weeks in the northern half of Vietnam, and 10 days in Laos (from Vientiane south), and I was "short of time".

I had the vietnamese visa prepared before leaving so can't help you with your other question.

Where have you been in Thailand ?

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I spent three weeks in Thailand earlier this year- Bangkok, Samui, Phangan, Phuket. I dont have much desire to head north to Chaing Mai etc.
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getting a vietnam visa in camodia is easy! I got mine in sihanoukville in 15 mins! But I really think you should stick to one country . Go to phnom penh, siem reap and then either sihanoukville or kampot.
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