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Forum: Singapore
Aug 11, 19, 9:23 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By rjh

You can walk there, but can't go in since it's...

You can walk there, but can't go in since it's being renovated.
Forum: Asia
Aug 11, 19, 9:11 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 3,768
Posted By rjh

Regarding Phu Quoc in VN, I saw this on Twitter: ...

Regarding Phu Quoc in VN, I saw this on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/miketatarski/status/1160730477243723778
Forum: Asia
Aug 10, 19, 9:56 pm
Replies: 160
Views: 29,453
Posted By rjh

Just curious if you went to Banteay Srei by tuk...

Just curious if you went to Banteay Srei by tuk tuk and if you had a guide for the temples generally.
Forum: Asia
Aug 7, 19, 7:24 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By rjh

I got a free eVisa as a US citizen a couple of...

I got a free eVisa as a US citizen a couple of days ago for travel this month. Took about 10 minutes to apply and an hour or so to get approved. Fee shown was zero.
Forum: Asia
Aug 7, 19, 7:16 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By rjh

Why do you want to visit Komodo? Dragons? They're...

Why do you want to visit Komodo? Dragons? They're also on Rinca and Padar, which apparently will remain open.
Forum: Asia
Aug 2, 19, 11:04 am
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By rjh

I generally don't go to Asia for beaches, but...

I generally don't go to Asia for beaches, but found Nha Trang ok in the past. Qui Nhon, less so.

If I was planning, I'd look at the "tropical islands" section of the Travelfish locations...
Forum: Thailand
Aug 1, 19, 4:34 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By rjh

Immigration handling at DMK can be, uh, fluid....

Immigration handling at DMK can be, uh, fluid. Outbound Immigration priority "qualification" was seemingly enforced on this observation. Inbound also a few days earlier, with APEC Biz Card being...
Forum: Thailand
Jul 31, 19, 4:21 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By rjh

Sorry for late response. There was a priority...

Sorry for late response. There was a priority lane at DMK International terminal in June, 2019 for >70 years, maybe families. APEC Biz card also allowed. I don't remember exactly where it was, except...
Forum: Asia
Jul 31, 19, 8:05 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,769
Posted By rjh

Were these actual taxis or Grab cancellations by...

Were these actual taxis or Grab cancellations by the drivers? I've had no Grab problems in VN, though some in MY.
Forum: Asia
Jul 30, 19, 9:34 am
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By rjh

IMO you can skip a tour guide in Hanoi and Hoi...

IMO you can skip a tour guide in Hanoi and Hoi An. Just review Travelfish Hoi An (https://www.travelfish.org/location/vietnam/central_vietnam/quang_nam/hoi_an) and Hanoi...
Forum: Asia
Jul 30, 19, 9:23 am
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By rjh

In Ha Long Bay most boats do three activities,...

In Ha Long Bay most boats do three activities, beach + walk uphill to temple, cave, kayak. As a consequence all of these are often jammed. I'd try to get a boat that stayed out maybe two nights and...
Forum: Asia
Jul 30, 19, 9:13 am
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By rjh

I'd book the "Straits Eclectic" room at 23 Love...

I'd book the "Straits Eclectic" room at 23 Love Lane. For the others, except maybe Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, you could be anywhere. Noordin Mews is fine, too, assuming a heritage room in the main...
Forum: Asia
Jul 29, 19, 11:08 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,769
Posted By rjh

Use Grab. Set up at least two credit cards...

Use Grab.

Set up at least two credit cards for payment in case one flunks. My last trip I had continuing problems with an HSBC Mastercard, though HSBC said they never saw a declined payment.
Forum: Asia
Jul 28, 19, 5:50 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By rjh

Tangential to what you asked, but, if you...

Tangential to what you asked, but, if you haven't, you might look at Travelfish on Cambodia (https://www.travelfish.org/country/cambodia).

Also, since you're going all over, you might take the...
Forum: Asia
Jul 27, 19, 5:36 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By rjh

See also Travelfish writeup for Plain of Jars...

See also Travelfish writeup for Plain of Jars (https://www.travelfish.org/sight_profile/laos/northern_laos/xieng_khuang/phonsavan/234)
Forum: Japan
Jul 27, 19, 3:55 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By rjh

Many foreigner begpackers in Asia, though...

Many foreigner begpackers in Asia, though generally in SEAsia dodging Immigration.
Forum: Asia
Jul 27, 19, 3:50 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By rjh

Consider Angkor Village...

Consider Angkor Village (https://goo.gl/maps/xiLT3HKaqyXyZjEv8), across the river so not in the midst of what you want to avoid.

Much more remote is the associated Angkor Village Resort...
Forum: Asia
Jul 22, 19, 10:07 am
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By rjh

Hoi An, though it's packed with tourists during...

Hoi An, though it's packed with tourists during the day. Get a hotel south of Trần Hưng Đạo, east of 18 Tháng 8, west of Hoàng Diệu. I like Lantana (https://goo.gl/maps/38fSA5yo63j74y9n9) and would...
Forum: Asia
Jul 18, 19, 4:08 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By rjh

The adjoining Friends N Stuff store is good for...

The adjoining Friends N Stuff store is good for Cambodian made touristy stuff. They sell this cool T shirt that will make you a hit at your local Thai restaurant. ;)
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Forum: Asia
Jul 15, 19, 12:52 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By rjh

Less Visited Angkor Temples Near Siem Reap

Overview
This is a short report on four easy to access, uncrowded, Angkor era sites that can be done as a single day trip from Siem Reap.

If you look at Google Maps, there are many sites not...
Forum: Asia
Jul 15, 19, 11:12 am
Replies: 164
Views: 24,452
Posted By rjh

I wouldn't stress too much about it. The big and...

I wouldn't stress too much about it. The big and small circuits are names left over from French terminology for itineraries. Lonely Planet describes them here...
Forum: Asia
Jul 14, 19, 3:18 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By rjh

I've taken the Lao ATR from LPQ to HAN. It was on...

I've taken the Lao ATR from LPQ to HAN. It was on time, comfortable, and "felt" safe. I'm generally ok if the aircraft doesn't catch fire enroute, so YMMV. I'd take my family on it, so that may...
Forum: Asia
Jul 12, 19, 12:13 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 1,221
Posted By rjh

Sorry, email didn't resolve so I brute forced it.

Sorry, email didn't resolve so I brute forced it.
Forum: Asia
Jul 12, 19, 9:38 am
Replies: 164
Views: 24,452
Posted By rjh

I think it was a traffic dispute :p We went the...

I think it was a traffic dispute :p We went the other way. PP was a lot more Wild West then.
Forum: Asia
Jul 12, 19, 9:22 am
Replies: 45
Views: 1,221
Posted By rjh

Grab: put a couple of different cards in the app....

Grab: put a couple of different cards in the app. I had problems with a card that otherwise works fine.

eVisa: just get a couple of days/week before. Follow guidance on the website, though, since...
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