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Bangkok - Siem Reap journey by land ( June 2010)

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1. Posted by bakpakk (Budding Member 53 posts) 6y

Anyone planning the Bangkok to Siem Reap trip during the first weeks of June 2010? I am and I would love to find some travel companions for this exciting journey. If you are up for it, please let me know so that we can figure out something. I am a 22 year old male student and I am pretty laid back and outgoing. If you want to exchange e-mail addresses or msn or skype or yahoo ids so that we can talk further, just let me know :)

I'll be volunteering ( teaching English) at an organization called Isara in Nong Khai, Thailand after the Bangkok -Siem Reap journey for a month or two. If anyone is interested in volunteering too, let me know and I will supply you with details.


2. Posted by kate1990 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Hi Bakpakk,
I'm going to Thailand too! I'm hoping to fly about 25th June and staying for 2 months or so.

I've also been thinking about doing some voluntary work and I've just had a look at Isara that you mentioned and they look really good and proffessional! and don't even charge you like £1000! I think it would be good to do this for 2-3weeks maybe? And then I'm still deciding where to go next but thinking maybe to Phuket and down through Malaysia to Singapore and go to see some orangutans in Borneo.

Hope to talk soon!
Kate x :)

3. Posted by bakpakk (Budding Member 53 posts) 6y

Hey Kate1990,
yeah, Isara is very professional and the people incharge are laid back and easy to talk to. As you said, it is not ridiculously expensive like a lot of these volunteer organizations which exist today. If you want to volunteer for a couple of weeks, I highly recommend Isara. In order to secure free lodging with Isara while volunteering, I would advice you to apply as soon as possible. That way, you can secure a room before all rooms get occupied. They have an online application which is simple and quick; no additional documents or anything are required. I was told that they also have very affordable guesthouses around the area so you can also do the guesthouse option. I plan on going to Isara sometime around the mid of June. It will be my first time in Thailand and I am really excited. Isara is also like 5 minutes away from the Laos-Thai border so if you volunteer for a few weeks, you can use that opportunity to visit Laos.

Your plans sound exciting. I hope to make it down to Singapore too. I have a friend from school who lives there now.
I'll be in Isara towards the end of June till the end of July so let me know how your plans go.

Best regards :)

4. Posted by Fritz Brown (Inactive 9 posts) 6y

Hi Bakpakk!

Dude, I'm from SG where you're heading! Hey if somewhere in your plans you're going to find yourself in Krabi from 21st to 26th, we could hang out for beer or something! Thai beer always taste better with new-found friends!


5. Posted by bakpakk (Budding Member 53 posts) 6y

what's up obiduck? do you mean June 21 - 26? I can definitely find time between June 21st - 26th. I will be volunteering up North by then but I have the weekend off so I could head over to Krabi on the 24th or 25th. If you want to exchange e-mail addresses, just let me know :)


6. Posted by Fritz Brown (Inactive 9 posts) 6y

Hey Dude! That would be totally awesome! I'm just reading up and winging it once I get there, so we'll catch up then! I've PMed you! =)