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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: when going to Siem Reap and Having and Angkor Complex day or Multi Day tours, It is best to bring extra light colored t-shirts and athletic of jogging shorts rather than dark colored shirts or jeans as the dark colored shirts tend to absorb more heat rather than reflect the heat of the sun. Cambodia is a tropical and humid country hence light colored t-shirts is best for reflecting part of the heat and humidity and having jeans add weight when walking for long stretches unlike wearing the lighter walking shorts or athletic shorts.
you will have to bring a change of clothes as you would sweat a lot while touring the Angkor Complex more so if you don;t take a bath everyday, specially for the westerners.
also have eye shades and big hats to protect your heat from heat stroke.
Written Jun 20, 2012
Photo Equipment: the best way to enjoy walking and hiking around the angkor complex, siem reap and tonle sap lake at Chnong Keas is to really have powerful compact ultra zoom cameras like the Nikon cool Pix 810 which has a 42X optical zoom or a Canon Powershot SX 40 with a 35X Optical zoom plus having an extra camera that is water proof and drop proof like an Olypus Tough 810 Series of a Panasonic Lumix Series and you better have 32 gigabyte SD and/ or Mini SD cards ready or the current 64 Gigabyte SD Cards if you are prolific at shooting pictures and videos like me hehehe plus bring extra SD or Mini SD cards at with waterproof covers and extra camera batteries as you would never know when you would run out of juice or memory space.
I don't use a Digital SLR because they are bulky and you cannot do any ultra zooming of places for the videos and pictures and you need to change the lens to be able to get an ultra zoom shot and the ultra zoom lens of DSLR's are very heavy!
Written Jun 20, 2012
Luggage and bags: WHEN TRAVELLING HERE IN THE TROPICS I CARRY A SMALL BACKPACK FOR ESSENTIALS :
CARRY AND USE A GOOD RELIABLE INSECT AND MOSQUITO REPELLANT HERE AS DENGUE AND MALARIA ARE PREVELANT:
A LARGE BOTTLE OF FRESH WATER IS A MUST:
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A GOOD HAT: AS THE SUN IS VERY STRONG
A COMFORTABLE PAIR OF WALKING/HIKING SHOES/BOOTS:
A SMALL ROLLED UP PONCHO: FOR WET WEATHER
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A GOOD SUNSCREEN :
A SMALL TUBE MOISTURISER: A PACKET OF WET WIPES: (ALWAYS GOOD)
A SMALL PACKET OF TISSUES (IN CASE THE ROLL IS EMPTY)
A TUBE LIP BALM:
Photo Equipment: MAKE SURE THAT YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA BATTERY IS CHARGED BEFORE LEAVING YOUR ACCOMODATION:
I CARRY A SPARE MEMORY CARD : AND ALSO AN INTERNATIONAL POWER POINT ADAPTOR IN MY BAGGAGE:
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A GOOD SMALL SELF CHARGING TORCH IS A MUST TO HAVE
Written Sep 7, 2010
Miscellaneous: If you travel economy class then your check in luggage weight limit is 20 kilograms per person.
So make sure you have lightweight suitcases, our cases are huge but they only weight just under 5 kilo's.
Don't bring home anything you can do without - throw or give away all your toiletries, shampoo, conditioner etc, all the little things that add up in weight.
Load up your hand luggage with any heavy items you have bought, its surprising how much shopping you can cram in a backpack. You are allowed 7 kilos in hand luggage.
Most airlines will let you be a few kilo's over, we went for years coming back home overweight, until last year when we were done by Malaysia Airlines for nearly $300 in excess fee's!
If you have filled your cases before you leave home, then unpack and start again - half the amount you had in there.
You do not need 10 changes of clothes, 5 pairs of shoes, 20 ton of toiletries.
Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore etc are hot, you only need lightweight clothing, the laundries are cheap there and if you run out - buy more there.
We go shopping when we arrive to buy our toiletries, extra tea/coffee, fly spray etc.
This is the adaptor we always use in Thailand, its the same adaptor used in Cambodia and Bali.
We also take a small Australian power board with us, then we can charge mobiles, camera's, and laptop at the same time if need be.
I hate using an umbrella but we do pack a couple of tiny fold up ones for our backpacks.
It's surprising the amount of times we have needed them, especially during those sudden tropical down pours.
Written Mar 21, 2009
Luggage and bags: Luggage And Bags: As most of us can only bring back 20 kilos of luggage (not counting hand luggage) make sure you have lightweight suitcases, our cases are huge but only weigh just under 5kilos.
Dont bring home anything you can do without. Throw (give) away all your toiletries eg, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants etc, all these little things add up in weight.
Load up your hand luggage with any heavy items you have bought, its amazing how much shopping you can cram into a backpack.
Written Mar 21, 2009
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear light clothing (e.g. T-shirts and shorts / bermudas). Bring a cap / hat cos it is really hot and sunny!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito repellent is a must-have! I brought a can of mozzie spray and used it everyday, but I still got bitten in a few areas on my legs... It would have been worse if I had not sprayed on the repellent!
Photo Equipment: Bring camera, memory cards or rolls of films. We took lots of photos.
Miscellaneous: Remember not to spend all your money! You need to pay a departure tax of USD 25 per person when you leave.
Written Jun 13, 2008
Luggage and bags: The less the better. Long shoulder bags were great for the temples and general wandering around town. Make sure it has a long shoulder strap and can be zipped up.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Respectful clothing, long sleeves, no low cut tops. Most of our tour group purchased "temple tops" - long sleeves cotton tops sold at most of the markets throughout Cambodia as the perfect attire. I also liked the fisherman pants. Nice loose fitting, cool clothing.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Immodium. Also found those body wipes really helpful for the temples.
Photo Equipment: MUST take a camera - but be respectful about taking photos of the locals and ask them first. A lot will want you to pay them for the photo afterwards.
Miscellaneous: The weather in March was really hot. We found it best to get out early, then head back to the hotel for a nap/swim/meal before heading out later in the afternoon/early evening.
Written May 24, 2008
Miscellaneous: First on my what I must not forget next time list is a small clothes line! If you don't want your clothes put in dryers, or don't have the time, washing in your room is essential. We wear a lot of bushwalking clothes which dry fast - and, when we travel as a family, just so easy to wash socks and undies every day in room.
Pic shows family resourcefulness on our last last holiday - but the daughter not keen to recycle the dental floss after the dirty sock and undie incident! Good advert for dental floss though - it never broke once!
Updated Feb 12, 2008
Luggage and bags: Travel light if possible, but with the essentials...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes
short sleeve and maybe at least one-long sleeve for evening
Short pants and long pants
rain gear- just in case...seasonal
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A must!
Mosquito repellent-so many mosquitos and ants. My kid got bit by ants.
Maybe a first aid cream, antiseptic and band aids all sizes are helpful
Anti nausea, Anti Diarreah etc.
US Dollars-small bills...
Map-you can pick up at hotels, airport etc. Logistically, good to keep around.
Written Dec 29, 2007
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear light clothes; since you'll be walking around and sweating alot. But no matter how dressed down you are, please make sure your top has sleeves. they are less forgiving of bare shoulders compared to Thailand. There are signs at the Angkor temples which says at least short sleeve attire for you to enter. I saw a woman stopped from entering because she was wearing spagetti top.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Please bring mosquito repellent with you, or wear long pants and sleeves. If not, you really get it from the mozzies in the evening in the town.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Wear shoes with good cusion soles. If not, the amount of walking will kill you. Sandals are definitely not a good idea. Besides, shoes protect you from the mozzies as well - they seem to attack the feet.
Miscellaneous: Don't forget your caps and sunglasses. You won't regret it.
Updated Dec 6, 2007
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