IndoChina Discovery Tour - Visas

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IndoChina Discovery Tour - Visas

Postby millie13 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:09 am

Hi There
I was just wandering what most people do about visas for Cambodia and Laos? I have already got my visa for Vietnam but the advice i have been given from some of my friends is to get the other visas when i get there because it is a lot cheaper!!! Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Re: IndoChina Discovery Tour - Visas

Postby kateyb » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:20 am

Can't speak for Laos, but I picked my Cambodian visa up when I got there. Took a total of 5 minutes for me to get it. Just make sure to bring passport photos. Don't know if there are restrictions on people from different countries as I have a Canadian passport.
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Re: IndoChina Discovery Tour - Visas

Postby millie13 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:35 pm

Thank you for that! Did you find that most people on your tour did the same as you? Have you got any other advice about the tour? How much spending money did you take? I have 6 weeks til i go on my tour getting quite excited now!!!
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Re: IndoChina Discovery Tour - Visas

Postby kateyb » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:25 am

I traveled independently so I can't answer how others got by. I spent a lot less than I thought I would as everything was much cheaper than I planned. I was on a $40/day budget (including accommodation and transportation) and had no problems keeping to my budget. In Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam I ate lots of street food and never had any issues. Most of my meals cost between 2-4 dollars including a drink (usually beer). They were all very filling. I bought lots of souvenirs and remember to bargain hard.

Always felt safe. The kids will bug you to buy things. Don't! Keep walking and ignore them. It just encourages begging. Lots of beggars will try to engage you in conversation. Ignore them or they will follow you and bug you.

Go for lots of massages. They are everywhere and very cheap! The seeing hands massage places are great in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh are great and cheap. Plus they give jobs to blind people which is a bonus.
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Re: IndoChina Discovery Tour - Visas

Postby millie13 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:59 pm

Thank you for the advice it has been really helpful not long left until i go away so any advice is always much appreciated!! Thank you again.
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