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Re: Transportation

Postby Fish Sauce » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:58 am

Are there any buses from Poi Pet to Phnom Penh?

How are you roads?
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Re: Transportation

Postby Moloko Plus » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:04 am

You can avoid the scamming, bullshitting tuktuk drivers w/ a smartphone. Get Passapp Cambodia and order your own rides:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/passapp ... 30899?mt=8

Hope that helps.
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Re: Transportation

Postby JayBoogie » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:43 am

I'm really into walking for exercise but have a few concerns. One being the torrid tropical heat and the businesses sprawled out onto the road. I see some of the boulevards have wide sidewalks. Any advice?
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Re: Transportation

Postby chkwoot » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:28 pm

JayBoogie wrote:I'm really into walking for exercise but have a few concerns. One being the torrid tropical heat and the businesses sprawled out onto the road. I see some of the boulevards have wide sidewalks. Any advice?

In Phnom Penh, walk along the riverside and around the royal palace. Drink lots of water.
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Re: Transportation

Postby JayBoogie » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:19 am

Thanks for the recommendation. My question was more geared towards walking places that you need to go as opposed to taking tuk-tuks. For example I would rather walk 10 blocks than pay for a ride but is that doable here? I've read that a lot of the sidewalks are impassable. How do the main boulevards fare?

I also see that there are three bus lines operating in Phnom Penh and that one runs every 10 minutes on Monivong. Does anyone here have experience with the bus system? They seem inexpensive enough.
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Re: Transportation

Postby violet » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:02 am

Boulevards are fine for walking on but you sre dure to come across some areas where the paving is being replaced yet again. Ok to navigate on foot but difficult in a wheelchsir. As for walking rlsewhere. I do it a lot and I walk on the side of the road often...due to the sidewalk issue....none, shops set up on them, cars parked on them, broken, piles of rubbish.

It increases the chances of medical insurance being needed and you need your wits about you (so as not to surprise a motorist, who will drive past you with barely the width of a blade of grassr between you and he/she, when you have to step into the road a little more to get past a suv blocking your path, or to avoid having any item you may need to carry snatched) and you need to put up with the increased requests of 'moto'/'tuk tuk'?
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Re: Transportation

Postby ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:37 am

I've never used the busses but there are many more than 3 lines now. They seem to be reasonable outside the busy areas/times.
They seem to be pretty frequent. Although i think you'd need to be proficient in Khmer to be able to use them with confidence.
Traffic does very gnarled up very quickly and you can imagine how quickly a bus can navigate a traffic jam. They are airconned though so you shouldn't die on them (unless you are prone to heart attacks...)
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Re: Transportation

Postby Miguelito » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:43 am

I enjoy walking too, and when I spend time in Paris or even Vientiane I realize just how much I miss walking.

Walking in Phnom Penh sucks. Sure you can walk a few blocks in riverside / BKK / Toul Sleng, but walking 10 blocks is just a frustrating and not an enjoyable experience, in my humble opinion. I go for runs in the city, but carefully plan that along riverside, through the parks, diamond island, etc. Of course if your intended path is along those areas you'll be fine, but I wouldn't plan to walk from Olympic market to Central market, for example.

As Violet said, and you've heard, sidewalks are often taken up with parked car, food vendors, trash, etc. Crossing at intersections can even be tricky (right DangerousDave?). A tuk-tuk is $1-$2 for short distances, motos less. Easy.
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Re: Transportation

Postby gavinmac » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:23 am

Miguelito wrote:and when I spend time in Paris


When Miguelito isn't eating overly expensive Japanese meals at Sofitel and educating us about Latin root words, he's "spending time in Paris."
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Re: Transportation

Postby pedros » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:27 am

gavinmac wrote:
Miguelito wrote:and when I spend time in Paris


When Miguelito isn't eating overly expensive Japanese meals at Sofitel and educating us about Latin root words, he's "spending time in Paris."


Sounds like another euphemism for 'sharing a tuk-tuk' to me.
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Re: Transportation

Postby Miguelito » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:31 pm

gavinmac wrote:
Miguelito wrote:and when I spend time in Paris


When Miguelito isn't eating overly expensive Japanese meals at Sofitel and educating us about Latin root words, he's "spending time in Paris."


We all don't have the luxury of living in Vegas and vacationing to the Sahara... gotta make due with what we can I guess.
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Re: Transportation

Postby son of vladimir » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:10 pm

Miguelito et le gavinmacaque, côte à côte dans un tuk-tuk sur les rives de la Seine, comme c'est romantique! :wink:
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Re: Transportation

Postby violet » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:35 pm

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Re: Transportation

Postby Miguelito » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:37 pm

violet wrote:Make DO


Damn you got me again. It is embarrassing as I do always try to use proper grammer. I really should start drinking less in the lounge. But I don’t think we need to start pointing out every little mistake; I believe you’ve been known to make a few on here as well.
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Re: Transportation

Postby violet » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:43 pm

You are right. I was triggered by the other one and still hyped from it when I saw this one :D

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