CAMBODIA 2-week bike trip june 20-july 3

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there is a great bike trip that makes a loop arround cambodia's an exciting way to see angkor wat and cambodia's lakes, beaches and countryside. for more info go to

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John Z (not verified)

Does your bike have a landmine detector?

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Maggie Schwarz (not verified)
Thanks Bill!

I'm not interested in the time slot you are but I've contacted spiceroads and may go with them at a later date. Thanks for the posting. Where did you hear about them? They don't advertise in any of the magazines or anything.

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bill podbielski (not verified)
CAMBODIA 2-week bike trip june 20-july 3c

hi ...i think biking is one of the best ways to see the countryside .... i have always loved the culture of se asia and think this will be a great trip ...there are very few cars in cambodia and think this is the perfect time to visit before it becomes disneyland ...thanks, bill :)

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John Z (not verified)

"From the State Department:

""While the political situation in Cambodia is relatively calm, American citizens should be aware that Cambodian political activities have turned violent in the past and the possibility for politically motivated violence remains. Grenade attacks and bombings have been used as a form of retribution to settle business and personal disputes...

... Exercise extreme caution outside the provincial towns during the day and everywhere at night. Many rural parts of the country remain without effective policing. Individuals should avoid walking alone after dusk anywhere in Sihanoukville, and especially along the waterfront. Some of the beaches are secluded, and post has received reports in the past of women being attacked along the Sihanoukville waterfront during the evening hours. These security precautions should also be taken when visiting the Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) area.

Land mines and unexploded ordnance can be found in rural areas throughout Cambodia, but especially in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Pursat, Siem Reap, and Kampong Thom provinces. At no time should travelers walk in forested areas or even in dry rice paddies without a local guide. Areas around small bridges on secondary roads are particularly dangerous. Travelers who observe anything resembling a mine or unexploded ordnance should not touch it.

The town of Siem Reap and the vicinity of the Angkor Wat temple complex remain officially open to tourists. The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to travel there by air and to limit their movements to the city of Siem Reap and the main Angkor Wat temple complexes. However, those who do choose to travel by vehicle are advised that the road between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap is in very poor condition.

Banditry and other crimes, including armed robbery and assault, are persistent and serious problems in many areas of the country. Many individuals are victimized while riding on motorcycle taxis or cyclos (passenger-carrying bicycles) and generally after dark, but also in broad daylight. These incidents can result in serious injury as the victim is often pulled from a moving vehicle...""

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el jefe (not verified)

"Yes, John, Disneyland. They have already installed a laser light show at the main Angkor Wat temple and the ""theme"" restaurants on Restaurant Row just outside Phnom Penh have more neon lights than Las Vegas. The extravagant decor outdoes Vegas too at all these restaurants.
State Dept warnings are usually politically motivated. Anyone on this trip should have a great time as long as they use basic common sense. I wish I could join you.
el jefe"

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Maggie Schwarz (not verified)
Speaking of SE Asia...

I understand that you, jefe, and your wife have cycled in Vietnam. I'm warned that EVERYTHING that travels in Vietnam moves along Route 1, where the cycling is in Vietnam, and that this makes the cycling there extremely interrupted and slow. Did you find this to be the case?

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