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My son has overstayed his visa in Cambodia. He has no money. What can I do?

First, requests like this are very often scams by people impersonating relatives, so make absolutely sure it's actually your son contacting you. If he has access to email, that means he also has ...
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Is 'wai' greeting a serious thing? Is it inappropriate to 'over-wai'?

In Thailand, there's a superstition that wai'ing someone younger than yourself takes a year (maybe years?) off of their life. A couple of times when I have wai'ed Thai friends that were noticeably ...
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How do I prove "legality of stay in Cambodia" for a Russian visa application?

I discovered this method last year when I was in Asia, possibly when I was already in Cambodia. At that time I found multiple threads of various forums discussing it but I'll answer now off the top of ...
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How to prepare a picky eater for Thai, Cambodian, and Vietnamese cuisine?

Most typical Thai food is very flavorful. There is certainly a fare share of spicy dishes but there are also plenty of other flavors, herbal, fragrant, salty and sweet. Obviously, the difficult part ...
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What happens if one needs to perform a COVID-19 test within x hours of a flight to Cambodia and the flight is late?

In case of USA, it seems that you would need to be re-tested if your flight is late and has fallen outside the window of X hours. This is what I found on the U.S. Embassy website in The Czech Republic....
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Is there an ATM at the Si Phan Don/Stung Treng border?

This is the temporary shack on the Cambodian side. You can see the elaborate roof of the bigger newer building hiding behind the welcome sign. This was January 2015. The new building may be open by ...
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Is there an ATM at the Si Phan Don/Stung Treng border?

I'll post as an answer but this is more of an update to @hippietrail answer. I actually crossed the border today (Laos -> Cambodia). The tenporary shack is still there, still in use. No sign of an ...
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How to prepare a picky eater for Thai, Cambodian, and Vietnamese cuisine?

Vietnamese Pho (most variants anyway- iirc Hue type is already spicy) noodle soup have the spice optionally added by the end user. Similarly the rice and vermicelli dishes are not inherently spicy (...
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Which other travel destinations have the same or similar vibe to Bali?

There's nothing quite like Bali, but some ideas: Gili Trawangan, off Lombok; only a few hours by boat from Bali Ko Samui, Thailand: nightlife in Chaweng, hip boutique hotels in Bophut and Choeng Mon, ...
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Is it cheaper for an Australian to obtain a Russian visa in Cambodia than in Australia?

Wow I got a reply from the consular section of the Russian Embassy to Cambodia already! For all types of visa for Australian citizens: Single Entry Visa 100 USD 7 business days processing ...
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Cambodia Angkor Air: Da Nang to Siem Reap direct flights only until October 2023?

Siem Reap International Airport (REP) is being replaced with Siem Reap–Angkor International Airport (SAI). Cambodia Angkor Air will fly from Da Nang International Airport (DAD) to SAI from Oct 16, ...
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How to prepare a picky eater for Thai, Cambodian, and Vietnamese cuisine?

Thailand-specific advice here from someone who doesn’t tolerate any spice at all. In my experience, in Thailand there’s a huge number of small low-key local shops serving basic meals like rice/...
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What is the cheapest and safest way from Thailand to Cambodia?

Surface crossing from Vietnam into Cambodia is much more convenient than from Thailand into Cambodia. From Thailand, you feel like you are in a John Burdett novel -- it's a maelstrom of corrupt ...
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Are bus tickets acceptable for Air Asia as a proof of onward travel?

I can't answer the general question, but for your specific case, at last check Cambodia does not require proof of onward travel at all.
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What happens if one needs to perform a COVID-19 test within x hours of a flight to Cambodia and the flight is late?

The rules for various countries are subtly different. Some require a test within x hours of departure, others within x hours of (scheduled) arrival, with or without provisions for unforeseen events. ...
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Is 'wai' greeting a serious thing? Is it inappropriate to 'over-wai'?

In some places it is rude to wai someone significantly younger than yourself. This may have been a factor as you describe a 'girl'.
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Is Siem Reap (REP) open? Otherwise, how to access Angkor Wat?

The old Siem Reap International Airport (REP) was closed in 2023, when the new Siem Reap–Angkor International Airport (SAI) opened. Google Flights lists flights for the new SAI airport.
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Is it possible to go from Battambang to Phnom Penh by bamboo train?

Is it possible to go from Battambang to Phnom Penh by bamboo train? Unfortunately I think the answer to this is: No. So to: what's the price for this trip? the answer would be: there isn't one. ...
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Where to get cheap drinking water in Cambodia?

First up, this is only really suitable for long stays (at least 2+ weeks). If big 20 litre "water cooler" style water bottles are available for sale somewhere, chances are there's some kind of refill ...
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Which other travel destinations have the same or similar vibe to Bali?

As @lambshaanxy says, Ko Samui matches the bill. This was my first thought. It has just about everything you are listing. While Samui caters mostly to the budget and mid-range crowd, there are high-...
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How to get visas for Cambodia and Laos?

I emailed the Cambodian e-visa service to ask if Pakistani citizens are eligible for e-visa. This is what I received in reply: Dear sir/madam, We would like to inform you that E-visa is available ...
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How to get visas for Cambodia and Laos?

As a Pakistani citizen you need a visa to enter Cambodia and Laos. Also you may not be eligible to apply online for these both countries. Cambodia You are not eligible to apply online for a ...
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Is it possible to go from Battambang to Phnom Penh by bamboo train?

[sources for most of what follows: lot of searches on Internet and a bit of common sense] Your key here is the word "on demand". For example, the sentence "you can travel from Oslo to Paris on ...
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