I am planning to travel from Bangkok through Loas&Cambodia to Vietnam (Saigon) as
part of a 8/9 month trip.
I am planning to travel by ??? bus/train/boat/donkey who knows????? But will be
travelling through for 2 months. If anyone has any suggestions of places not to miss
or any suggestions of routes, taking into consideration i only have 2 months. any
ideas of what will be realistic, allowing me to see great parts of the countries, but not
rushing too much
Also if anyone knows any quirky and cool modes of travelin , or any to avoid
so as to maintain lifeforce and a pulse that would also be appreciated.
i have heard that some of the travel can be done by boat, anyone know of any sites???
Or any sites that give information on overland travel that is NOT a package deal in all
4 of these great countries, i would love u 4ever and a day !!
thanks for your time, enjoy your love of the world!!
Claire aka Chickabell xxxxx
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Hi Clare, I've been through the same route via Thailand to Cambodia as I overland from Kuala Lumpur. I tell you, it awesome journey for me and I suppose you will experience the same thing. I accross the border at Aranyaprathet to Cambodia and to get a visa on arrival basis is just took about 5 min. But make sure you have to reach the border before midday otherwise you'll be stuck in the imagration office just to get your passport stamped due to many tourist who arrived with travel agent to get their passport stamped too.
I've been to Battambang for my first night and stay at Happy Guesthouse in Siem Reap for a couple of days. I am sure you'll be visiting all the ancients temples right especially Angkor Watt ? The place is laid back and cool to chill out. While I am in Phnom Penh I was staying at backpakers area called 'Boeng Kak Lake" there you could find cheapest places to stay. And I am sure you have done the all research before you go , so I wish you a happy traveling
if you end up in Savannakhet, Laos, just when you get of the bus, in some case the driver of the tuk tuk(taxi) will storm the bus before you get out, you might want to ask for SengDao Phanid nickname Viet. He is a tuk tuk driver that you can trust. He also speak English better than most driver. He can show you around Savannakhet, Laos. He also my brother-in-law. if you want to travel within laos, bus is the best, even thought, it overly crowned. have fun if you have any question drop me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org about laos. I was born in Vientiance Laos