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Travelling from Ho Chi Minh - Saigon to Cambodia????

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1. Posted by MaD_Online (Budding Member 14 posts) 8y

We are an NGO working in Cambodia... we have need for some assistance and help in bringing something from Vietnam to Cambodia!

Looking for a traveller who is planning on coming over land from Ho Chi Minh city to Siem Reap Cambodia within the next few weeks who can carry with them some organic worms for addition to our Permaculture Worm Farm...

The worms etc. will be packed fresh in front of you and supplied in safe, travel box/es for transportation! We assure you that this is safe and you will not be carrying anything illegal!

Can you help us please????

We need these guys to help us create compost and due to pollution and many other factors they are not available in Cambodia... See our web site and recent blog about worms etc. at the world wide web [dot] madforgood [dot] org

Get in touch please if you can help or know someone who can!

2. Posted by CanadaGuy (Respected Member 199 posts) 8y

OK... now the odds are this is a legit posting from an NGO with a very worthwhile cause....

BUT-- anyone who would take you up on an offer to carry anything for you, even if they think they are watching it all being packed, would be insane. No one in thier right mind should get involved in this . No one should carry anything that is not theirs, particularly in foreign countries like Cambodia and VN. Having been in HCMC and SR I know for a fact that it is pretty cheap to take a bus/boat between the two cities and I would expect a legit NGO to arrange a member of the organization to do it themselves and be able to afford that small expense!

( There is a really scary TV series called "Locked Up Abroad" that shows on the National Geographic Channel in North America for anyone who is stupid enough to take a chance and get involved in potentially dangerous situations like this. )

Frankly I think this posting should be removed by the moderators so as not to give anyone else the idea of attracting others into situations like this.

3. Posted by MaD_Online (Budding Member 14 posts) 8y

Canada Guy...

I hear what you are saying... and yes we are legit and the ONLY reason for asking for help... is because we need these worms to be kept in air conditioning - they cannot be sent in the baggage hold of the bus!

I myself have done the journey and know what it is about!

AGREED 100% with your comments though and SHOULD the moderators feel it is a bad thread or risky I am happy for them to remove it!

IF we have caused offence or irritation it was not intentional, and IF we have stated something which is incorrect then we again apologise.

MOderators please be kind enough to review this thread and remove it please if you feel it can lead to what CanadaGuy is referring!