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Old 01-04-2013, 12:16 PM   #31
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Train, bus, tuk tuk, etc BK to PP

Guys,

Here is a terrific site and primer on how to get from BK to PP by train, Bus, taxi tuk tuk, etc.

http://www.seat61.com/Cambodia.htm#Siem Reap


The new bus service seems like a terrific way to go. Would like to find out if it is actually running and where/how to get reservation on it.

According to the website above it will take about a 1 1/2 days to get to PP from BK using the existing services. If I had more time it would be a great option.

I have to delay my departure from the US due to a surgery scheduled for my dog. I will be leving on the 17th and arrive late the 18th. As such I will have to transit directly to PP upon arrival in BK. Since I am ariving late I am looking at flying to PP. It is only $95 and gets there the same day in about an hour. But this "new" bus would be a great option if it pans out. Ken, it seems you will be a day or so ahead of me so message me if you take this bus and arrive in one piece .

Upon arrival in PP I am renting a bike so I will not need to "buy" a bike when I get there. But I would like to accompany some of you, look over yor shoulders and offer unsolicited buying advice!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:56 PM   #32
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Ken

If OK with you I would like to take you up on the phone offer. I have been wanting to get on like this for a while now. If I can borrow yours I can further delay buying one for myself
Dan,

Consider it yours. It's going to cost you big, though! Probably at least one cold beer.

See you in Bangkok!

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Old 01-04-2013, 08:06 PM   #33
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Guys,

Here is a terrific site and primer on how to get from BK to PP by train, Bus, taxi tuk tuk, etc.

http://www.seat61.com/Cambodia.htm#Siem Reap


The new bus service seems like a terrific way to go. Would like to find out if it is actually running and where/how to get reservation on it.

According to the website above it will take about a 1 1/2 days to get to PP from BK using the existing services. If I had more time it would be a great option.

I have to delay my departure from the US due to a surgery scheduled for my dog. I will be leving on the 17th and arrive late the 18th. As such I will have to transit directly to PP upon arrival in BK. Since I am ariving late I am looking at flying to PP. It is only $95 and gets there the same day in about an hour. But this "new" bus would be a great option if it pans out. Ken, it seems you will be a day or so ahead of me so message me if you take this bus and arrive in one piece .

Upon arrival in PP I am renting a bike so I will not need to "buy" a bike when I get there. But I would like to accompany some of you, look over yor shoulders and offer unsolicited buying advice!!
Here's an article about the bus:

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingn...HBfikWgE.gmail
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:41 AM   #34
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Article about bikes in Thailand

For those of you planning on riding in Thailand you might find this thread interesting.

http://www.expatforum.com/expats/tha...-you-ride.html
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:20 PM   #35
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Dan and Ken, glad youse guys have chimed in. The more, the merrier.

Train/bus/plane, it's all'a same to me 'long as we get to PP in time to buy our bikes. Extra time after the Cam ride can/will be split up as appropriate. Wanna see some Thai and Laos if possible. Chiang Mai is for sure on my short list.

Larry and Danny are staying longer, Dace shorter. I hope to ride as much as possible so renting in Thai is also on my short list. I don't want to carry a helmet around for days and weeks.

I don't have an unlocked phone yet. My Nokia 2610s have to be reflashed and I didn't find anyone local to do it. My i-phone 3 is in process of getting unlocked, waiting to hear back from AT&T.

All else is looking good. Got my maps today (3 for areas in Northern Thailand around Chiang Mai and a full Laos map.) My "GPS" (Open Source Map on my Samsung with full maps for all three countries) works pretty good too. So I doubt we'll get lost.

I have an 0-dark-thirty departure out'a 'Vegas on Monday the 14th. LA-Tokyo-Bangkok arriving afternoon of the 15th local. See y'all there.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:35 AM   #36
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Register with the State Dept

Don't know if any of you have done this but I figure it can't hurt to let the State Dept know approximately where I'll be and when.

You can register here: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/t...tion_4789.html

I'm in the process of getting organized and beginning my packing today. See all of you FFs soon!
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:36 AM   #37
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Safety tips for riding in SE Asia

Just read an excellent thread on riding in SE Asia. It doesn't sound a whole lot different than riding in Latin America for those of you who have ridden there. But, my feeling is you can never be TOO concerned about safety and life is a constant learning/re-learning experience. Even at my advanced age I'm willing to admit I don't know it all!

http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-f...g-se-asia.html
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:44 PM   #38
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Thanks for posting the various links, folks. I've read a bunch of RideAsia info, I feel the same, kind'a like Central America. I've ridden and driven in Boston and Detroit so SEA holds little fear for me ('cept for wrong-side-of-the road.)
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:35 AM   #39
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See you on the other side

Joe is enroute and I board at JFK at 3:50 PM today bound for BKK.

Hope to see you all over there at the New Siam Riverside.
I like all the ideas being bounced about modes of transport to PP, Cambodia.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:04 PM   #40
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I've still got a week, leaving 'Vegas at zero-dark-thirty next Tuesday morning. Hope it's not planned for a Boeing 787, I expect them to get grounded... :(
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:58 PM   #41
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I've still got a week, leaving 'Vegas at zero-dark-thirty next Tuesday morning. Hope it's not planned for a Boeing 787, I expect them to get grounded... :(

Of course I am departing from Boston Logan airport....I better check my reservation...
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:57 PM   #42
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Larry and Danny are in Bangkok, Larry rode a 787 from Spokane First Class.

Ken and Dan, have youse guys checked in with the R4C folks? Dean is trying to get a body count for the event.

I'm about 1/2 packed (double packed to be more precise, gotta delete some stuff.)
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:21 PM   #43
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Joe and I are checked in to the New Siam Riverside now. We'll wait here in room 4416 to one of yous FF come a knockin' :)
Looking into getting two misplaced bags from two different airlines back in our possession.
Then off to get some more immunity from local diseases and joe needs Baht cash.
Let us know when you're coming.

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Old 01-10-2013, 05:25 AM   #44
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Larry and Danny are in Bangkok, Larry rode a 787 from Spokane First Class.

Ken and Dan, have youse guys checked in with the R4C folks? Dean is trying to get a body count for the event.

I'm about 1/2 packed (double packed to be more precise, gotta delete some stuff.)

I did send a pm through the forum, which was confirmed.

I am also transporting a few items in my luggage for the charity.
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I'm here

Just checked into New Siam II. Gonna try and get some sleep then after breakfast I will and try and find you guys.
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