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Late December Cambodia and Vietnam question

Late December Cambodia and Vietnam question

Oct 19th, 2006, 02:03 AM
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Late December Cambodia and Vietnam question

Hi all,

Has anyone been to Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City, or the Mekong Delta in late December? I live in Korea so access to summer clothing in December is going to be interesting to say the least. *smile*

What are temps like? Since it is the "cool and dry" season do I need to cart rain gear? Long sleeves? How do shorts go over when worn by 9 year old children? Is sleevless ok?

At the moment my packing list is all about your suggestions.


Mary in Korea

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Oct 19th, 2006, 05:04 AM
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It may be the "cool and dry" season, but it's still hot and humid! I didn't get wet from rain, but from sweat. I wear short sleeves (not sleeveless) and long trousers everywhere in S.E. Asia, but it shouldn't matter for kids. You can get clothes made cheaply in HCMC - look in the Ben Thanh market area.
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Oct 19th, 2006, 05:47 AM
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I agree with thursdays. It may be the cool season, but it seem to mean that it is merely very ho as opposed to incredibly hot!
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Oct 19th, 2006, 01:07 PM
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Many thanks! I have looked for a while without much success and haven't found actual temps.

So, your guidance is much appreciated!

My husband and I will be fine. do asnd we'll
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Oct 19th, 2006, 01:08 PM
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Many thanks! I have looked for a while without much success and haven't found actual temps.

So, your guidance is much appreciated!

My husband and I will be fine. And we'll do as you suggest re the kiddos.

Thanks!
Mary in Korea
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Oct 19th, 2006, 01:31 PM
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http://uk.weather.com

10 day forecasts and climate stats for Phnom Penh and HCMC. Type in the city, make sure spelling is correct or type in the country and search.
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Oct 19th, 2006, 01:52 PM
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The weather site I like: www.weatherbase.com

It gives historical records of highs, lows, rainfall, etc.
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Oct 19th, 2006, 05:45 PM
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mary---we need you in korea to defend us....you can't take yet another vacation!!!
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Oct 20th, 2006, 01:30 AM
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Don't worry Bob. I am a middle school English teacher. I'll whip out a nice packet of diagram the sentence exercises and send any and all back across the DMZ. Those who don't turn back immediately face additional grammar exercises followed by a stream of standardized tests.

No worries. Stronger have collapsed in the face of less.



*grin*



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