A Situation To Check On

by brian on October 16, 2008

My plan was to travel overland thru Thailand into Cambodia and have my passport stamped at the border between the two countries. Seems like tensions have escalated since I last saw something about this…

From the AP

Thailand-Cambodia agree to joint border patrols

PREAH VIHEAR, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian and Thai militaries agreed Thursday to hold joint patrols at a disputed border area where a gun battle between the two sides left two soldiers dead, a Thai army spokesman said.

Just so we are clear, these are words you don’t want to hear when leaving on a trip

militaries

disputed border

gun battle

dead

Truth be told I have not heard any tourists being affected by this…yet. Just have to keep my ears perked up.

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Chris November 25, 2008 at 6:09 PM

I got an e-Visa over the Internet, printed two copies out, and when we flew into Siem Reap from Singapore I was one of the last ones off the plane but one of the first ones through immigration. The officer looked at my passport and said, delightedly, “E-visa!” He showed me my picture on his terminal (the same picture I uploaded for my visa). Very joined up for a poor country–I was most impressed and made a point of congratulating Cambodia (through him).

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