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Re: Would you still recommend traveling to Cambodia

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j57 wrote: Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:32 am Perfect time to come and enjoy Siem Reap.
have a wonderful time..
Don't listen to these clods.
yeah dude, its cool at night, only moderately crowded, burning isnt too bad, not a lot of Skeeters. You are doing a lot of traveling so you need extra vigilence, buy little mini spray bottles and fill them with alcohol, spray the shit out of everything and LET IT DRY, wash your hands, wash your hands, I alwys rim my nose with Thai Pim-Saen Inhaler or Green Oil, bathe often, get your own room, wash your hands. No need for masks.

I am still acclimating here from Bangkok and as usual, I got me a dose of the squeegers, like I do every time I begin a new portion of my existence. That being said ,I dehydrated really badly and it took me two days to get my water balance back.

The only point about that is to remind folks that an essential part of ones travel kit are packets of Pediatric Electrolyte. You can buy them in the West for peanuts and put them everywhere in your kit, mix it with a 1/2 liter of water and repeat. Some folks use adult electrolyte, I prefer the Ped but couldnt tell you why.

Have a great trip.
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if you can get there other than flying on a plane with Chinese passengers,
Yes
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I have an important meeting and demonstration of products in Phnom Penh tomorrow, meeting was confirmed since early last week.

Looking at the confidence Cambodia has in China with wide open border control (or insignificant and insufficient control) my Thai boss had put a stop to my travelling plan.

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yong wrote: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:37 am I have an important meeting and demonstration of products in Phnom Penh tomorrow, meeting was confirmed since early last week.

Looking at the confidence Cambodia has in China with wide open border control (or insignificant and insufficient control) my Thai boss had put a stop to my travelling plan.

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In one way that is a pity, we could have met up for that Indian meal. Although the place I recommend to you I have recently stopped going, this is due to some spice they have recently started to add that doesn't agree with me. But there are many more in town.
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AndyKK wrote: Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:13 amIn one way that is a pity, we could have met up for that Indian meal. Although the place I recommend to you I have recently stopped going, this is due to some spice they have recently started to add that doesn't agree with me. But there are many more in town.
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First trip? Most likely to get the squitz. Bring some Imodium tablets.
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ut sint Guinness proxima morientis ori.
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WildA wrote: Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:55 am ... an essential part of ones travel kit are packets of Pediatric Electrolyte. You can buy them in the West for peanuts and put them everywhere in your kit, mix it with a 1/2 liter of water and repeat.

Have a great trip.
The standard rehydration formula in Cambodia is Royal D, a powder.
Cheap as chips - not sure how it stacks up against other products, but I drink it by the gallon at times.
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Wuhan is 2194 kilometers from Siam Reap. Cambodia has less confirmed cases than the US, UK, and many other countries. Get a grip.
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OP, if you’d go to Cambodia with asthma same month last year, there is no reason not to go this year.
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