3 independent reviews for Cycling holiday to Indochina and Angkor Wat

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review 4 May 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Songkran, meeting the group, interacting with the locals and having a fantastic tour guide to help us get the most out of fantastic places.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take a gel seat, water bottle a two pairs of cycle shorts

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

yes - all provisions and services were provided by locals and the relationship the guide had with them was obviously due to good relationships in place.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent - thank you very much

review 19 Feb 2010

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

I think the most memorable was the killing fields and the prison we visited in Phnom Penh for the memory of the horror perpetrated on such a beautiful and peace loving people. Also memorable were the days cycling around Angkor, stopping in a temples and roadside craft shops. Hard to compare in some ways since we had so many different experiences along the way

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be pretty fit. Some of the cycles were long and in hot and humid conditions. I would also suggest getting to Bangkok aat least a day before the group to get over the jet lag

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Well, it benefited local people in the sense that we spent our money in parts of the country which were not pasrticularly tourist traps. The fact that we rode on bikes and ate local produce most of the time also made a contribution

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I really enjoyed the experince. Getting to see three countries off the beaten track was an experience and we were all the time active on the holiday

review 26 Sep 2010

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Cycling in Thailand.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

As a person of African origin, I personally will NOT be returning to Cambodia or Vietnam in the near future. I was the only black person in my group. In fact I did not see any other blacks in these countries. I was made to feel very uncomfortable by the locals. I donít know if it was just curiosity at seeing a black person but I was always pointed out be them to their friends/family. They would look at me, mutter something in their language then laugh at my expense I can only assume. At first I thought I was being paranoid and just imagining things but It happened with such frequency that I could not ignore it. This really put a damper on the holiday to the point that I was reluctant to leave the hotel after the cycling. Obviously this is not a complaint against the operator, I just want to alert any potential customers of African origin to be aware of this

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

I suppose so

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

8/10.

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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