Travel in Cambodia: Mondulkiri

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Travel in Cambodia: Mondulkiri

Postby snookieboi » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:36 am

What are your opinions on the place. Is it worth the effort, since it is far out. Got any photos, and why aren't there posts on KaMPOT AND kEP?


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Re: Travel in Cambodia: Mondulkiri

Postby OKW » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:39 am

very beautiful, definately worth the trip. Been there 2 years ago for a few days. Waterfalls are very nice to visit. By now there is affordable bus transport to go there. We took the car and I really enjoyed the countryside on the way. Hotel and homestays are cheap and everywhere, and I noticed they had good coffee, bread and cheese in the city. I sensed some french heritage with the food. I have no pics, but really think you would enjoy it.
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Re: Travel in Cambodia: Mondulkiri

Postby phuketrichard » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:11 am

Went thru both last August; I preferred Rattankari but Mondulkiri is very nice
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Re: Travel in Cambodia: Mondulkiri

Postby taabarang » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:09 am

"and I noticed they had good coffee, bread and cheese in the city. I sensed some french heritage with the food."

Thanks for the mini report; I too have been there and enjoyed it immensely. My favorite watering hole there was Chill, a great little bar owned by a Swedish couple. The clientele was a mix of locals and foreigners and the bar snacks were cheap and good. Worth a trip back if you missed it!

Years ago I was friends with a Dutch lady, since deceased, who owned a restaurant there. Her main complaint was that she had to shop for her provisions for foreign food in Phnom Penh. So I am curious about the good cheese you found. Was it sold in delis or are you talking about cheese used in restaurant dishes. And as for the bread I found it to be the run of the mill Cambodian offerings. No variety as in Europe, most especially for n Germany. Also I think that the Influence (French) you found is due mostly from expat /owners and has little to do with the classical French influence in traditional Khmer cooking. Anyway, thanks for the memories.
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Re: Travel in Cambodia: Mondulkiri

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:21 am

snookieboi wrote: What are your opinions on the place. Is it worth the effort, since it is far out. Got any photos, and why aren't there posts on KaMPOT AND kEP?


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Just tap it in the search box...
Mondolkiri
the-road/mondolkiri-trip-summary-t4202.html
Kep and Kampot
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post102250.html?hilit=Kampot#
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Re: Travel in Cambodia: Mondulkiri

Postby snookieboi » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:56 pm

Thanks everyone for the help. I will research this worthy destination forthwith! :thumb:

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Re: Travel in Cambodia: Mondulkiri

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:30 pm

More on Mondulkiri:
What to do in Mondulkiri (waterfalls and trekking edition)
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Re: Travel in Cambodia: Mondulkiri

Postby OKW » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:58 pm

taabarang wrote:
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:09 am
"and I noticed they had good coffee, bread and cheese in the city. I sensed some french heritage with the food."

Thanks for the mini report; I too have been there and enjoyed it immensely. My favorite watering hole there was Chill, a great little bar owned by a Swedish couple. The clientele was a mix of locals and foreigners and the bar snacks were cheap and good. Worth a trip back if you missed it!

Years ago I was friends with a Dutch lady, since deceased, who owned a restaurant there. Her main complaint was that she had to shop for her provisions for foreign food in Phnom Penh. So I am curious about the good cheese you found. Was it sold in delis or are you talking about cheese used in restaurant dishes. And as for the bread I found it to be the run of the mill Cambodian offerings. No variety as in Europe, most especially for n Germany. Also I think that the Influence (French) you found is due mostly from expat /owners and has little to do with the classical French influence in traditional Khmer cooking. Anyway, thanks for the memories.

My visit was more recent, and I will go back. I did not expect the variety of bread as one would find in Germany, and really appreciated the fact that there was cheese at all. I am not too demanding, but remembered some remote travel in Thailand where I found none of the above. The nice hotel I stayed was right on a lake, they had a little deli and the owners were Khmer. I have noticed more French expats in Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia and have found them in other former French influenced regions of the world as well. Germans did colonise little only, there lanuage is not spoken in many places and their food is harder to find. I enjoy anything from France , Italy and Russia for food. Great to see more Mexican coming about as well. German tourists we find, few stay as expats. No judgement wheter that is good or bad, but makes it a bit harder for those who want to stay on. You are as welcome to my humble memories as is the OP.
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Re: Travel in Cambodia: Mondulkiri

Postby OKW » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:10 pm

I did expect the foreign products to come into Cambodia via Phnom Phen as much as I do expect them to come into the Sudan via Khartoum or Kabul for Afghanistan.
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Re: Travel in Cambodia: Mondulkiri

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:31 pm

im planning this trip for around the end of the month want to do both provinces
although i heard (this from BDS) that lots of the forrests have been chopped down and its sad to see
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