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Old 04-03-2011, 09:43 AM   #101
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people do your own research rather looking at these, there are many travel forums, I have gone from thinking this guys actually cared to thinking they just want to attack a thread. It's easy to research look at tripadvisor.com and see what tourist thought when they visited last week! Tourist are killed everywhere it's a sad fact of life. I remeber LA being the hotspot a little while ago
I didn't say anything about the veracity of the links, just that I found them from zigi's link. The first hand experiences that Mark posted, at least, I do not think were fabricated.

He definitely does seem a little... extreme... in his dislike for Cambodia though. Must be the whole being robbed and chased by guys with machetes thing.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:45 AM   #102
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i give you facts OP most peopl on the forum dont know how small Sihanoukville is and how small the expat comunity is there so yes there better places to living then there for your safety.while you where stating in your first posts that everything was great there...NO it isnt....and you will see yourself after a while. You been warned. And yes ofcourse most people who go there for a short holliday will not have any big problems i agree on that .....just watch your back and realise its not all that safe of a place you think it is...Man why i keep trying to help you...i am not jealouse i living my dream on the same continent for ages i just look it from the realistic side and do have alot of experience.
Zigi do you think you may just be a "know it all" ones of those people who have to preach over others. I didn't post looking for advice from you btw I don't think or care if you are jealous, i never mentioned living the dream. Do you not understand you are talking from one persons experience. Come back with some UN stats or something or buzz of, you are boring now
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:48 AM   #103
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Ok to make it clear if anybody wana go see OP he will most prob have a great great time and a great holliday for weeks, months i just think IMO that its not the place to stay. And yes having a friend murderd there could give me another insight in all this.

If Phnom Phen was on the beach i was alredy living there for years i personaly feel way safer there in the capital isnt it weird that crimerate is so huge in that little beachplace?and only few % ever hit the newspaper isnt it sick i cant find nothing on a murder of a foreigener there?I was there i saw it otherwise i would think i was just telling myself a story.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:50 AM   #104
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I didn't say anything about the veracity of the links, just that I found them from zigi's link. The first hand experiences that Mark posted, at least, I do not think were fabricated.

He definitely does seem a little... extreme... in his dislike for Cambodia though. Must be the whole being robbed and chased by guys with machetes thing.
Jeez man you don't stop, you must have really been done over big time when you were in cambodia or your malayasian wife used you as walking atm before ditching you. So much bitterness.

All the best OP, live it up mate.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:50 AM   #105
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If OP really isnt experiencing the problems that Cambodia has living the way he lives then surely they are hugely relevant? Its like you telling me repeatedly how crime ridden and terrible New York is because your friends told you how different it was 20 years ago, i wouldnt give a **** if im living in *insert swanky area of NY here* where none of that crap affects me.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:55 AM   #106
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Zigi do you think you may just be a "know it all" ones of those people who have to preach over others. I didn't post looking for advice from you btw I don't think or care if you are jealous, i never mentioned living the dream. Do you not understand you are talking from one persons experience. Come back with some UN stats or something or buzz of, you are boring now
Nah i dont know it all but by accident i do know alot more of the place you living in then yourself.sry for bursting your baloon...it seems you desperate looking for company and bored i know not many people can handle it there for a long period....only weirdo's drunks and junks and the few good people that work low wages as teachers and the NGO moneymakers thats a fact and will be and is alredy been agreed with other posters who been there.

i have to say that non of the things i said you could counter just because its the truth sir.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:59 AM   #107
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Jeez man you don't stop, you must have really been done over big time when you were in cambodia or your malayasian wife used you as walking atm before ditching you. So much bitterness.

All the best OP, live it up mate.
Neither, alas, is the case. I enjoyed my time in Cambodia, and I am still happily married.

Weird that you picked a post where I stated that I thought the blog author had a bit too extreme of a dislike for Cambodia to make your point.

Nice first post tho!
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:00 AM   #108
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Thanks for ruining the thread moki, you self righteous high horse riding big words dropping ass.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:01 AM   #109
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Ive done basically the same thing except in Laos (so obv. no beach and im not in a tourist area) for 4 years now and i love it. Good luck OP.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:03 AM   #110
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For somebody who sold his multi milion pounds turnover business you should maybe enjoy life and not turning pokerPRO at 100$ a day target....baller
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Ive done basically the same thing except in Laos (so obv. no beach and im not in a tourist area) for 4 years now and i love it. Good luck OP.
Laos have an almost 0 crimerate on tourists if i am right so i geuss its not the same thing but i understand your feelings...how is Internet connection there in remote areas?....and yes if you dont living in Vientiane or on the way to Luang prabang not many tourists to see i geuss.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:20 AM   #112
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I visited Cambodia once, I have family living in Miami so took the bus and stopped over on the way. The first night I didn't know where anything was so I asked the taxi driver to take me to a bar, it was pretty good.. one strange thing is they had an Ostrich on stage with two men dressed up in leathers plucking its feathers, but everyone was enjoying it and I found after a few beers I fit in with the crowd. I ended up getting completely drunk and waking up in some guys place, didn't even know his name.. but later I found out he was actually one of the Ostrich pluckers. Pretty solid experience overall, would reccommend.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:22 AM   #113
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For somebody who sold his multi milion pounds turnover business you should maybe enjoy life and not turning pokerPRO at 100$ a day target....baller
LOL there you go again, never mentioned a target, joked about myself turning pro and explained it was a life style change. And I actually enjoy internet poker for a few hours a day.

Looking on the brightside at this thread apart from the 2 haters everyone else has been very encouraging towards me and to Cambodia. So I'll be happy with the many and disregard the 2

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Old 04-03-2011, 10:25 AM   #114
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Neither, alas, is the case. I enjoyed my time in Cambodia, and I am still happily married.

Weird that you picked a post where I stated that I thought the blog author had a bit too extreme of a dislike for Cambodia to make your point.

Nice first post tho!
Not weird at all, your post was dripping with sarcasm. You sound disappointed to have enjoyed yourself and are still married, that's a shame.

Gotta post sometime...and maybe it says something about your posting style, tone and general attitude that I chose to quote one of your posts. You are coming across as a bit of an arsehole but that's the internet I suppose.

Glad your still enjoying your wife's muff, respect
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:28 AM   #115
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LOL there you go again, never mentioned a target, joked about myself turning pro and explained it was a life style change. And I actually enjoy internet poker for a few hours a day.

Looking on the brightside at this thread apart from the 2 haters everyone else has been very encouraging towards me and to Cambodia. So I'll be happy with the many and disregard the 2

yep do that.But next time you promote a place give the people some real info and we wouldent have made any comment.



p.s i dont hate my friend you still dont get it i geuss.And you never will.


GL in your new home and i mean that one .
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:29 AM   #116
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No offence Moki, but gtfo please!
Agreed 100 percent
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:37 AM   #117
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Hey Moki and Zigi, why dont you two friends go and blow each others instead of ****ing up this thread?

WE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU FIND CAMBODIA DANGEROUS!!!!

FFS you are debating just because you just dont get it, even tho people try to explain to you over and over again. NO ONE ARGUES THAT CAMBODIA IS HEAVEN ON EARTH AND TOTALY SAFE!

GOT IT!?
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:52 AM   #118
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Laos have an almost 0 crimerate on tourists if i am right so i geuss its not the same thing but i understand your feelings...how is Internet connection there in remote areas?....and yes if you dont living in Vientiane or on the way to Luang prabang not many tourists to see i geuss.
Oh i agree totally, Lao is a very safe place for tourists. I did live in Vientiane for 2 years now i live further north.
But im not unaffected by crime. I own a houses/land/business and have things stolen regularly. Totally expected as per other comments regarding SEA/poor nations. That said i still love the lifestyle and wont be leaving anytime soon, and perhaps OP can find the same in cambodia.

Edit, i guess what im trying to say in my slightly drunk state is after all the problems and concerns listed, just maybe its worth the compromise.

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Old 04-03-2011, 10:55 AM   #119
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OP: start a poker school for the locals to beat 10nl and you will be the town savior for helping them earn more than 45 cents per day.

Moki: appreciating a culture for being non westernized doesn't mean you're doing it because they don't have clean water and they're poor.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:04 AM   #120
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I visited Cambodia once, I have family living in Miami so took the bus and stopped over on the way. The first night I didn't know where anything was so I asked the taxi driver to take me to a bar, it was pretty good.. one strange thing is they had an Ostrich on stage with two men dressed up in leathers plucking its feathers, but everyone was enjoying it and I found after a few beers I fit in with the crowd. I ended up getting completely drunk and waking up in some guys place, didn't even know his name.. but later I found out he was actually one of the Ostrich pluckers. Pretty solid experience overall, would reccommend.
v solid trip report right there
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:05 AM   #121
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Personally Im really happy OP made this thread as i was thinking about doing something exactly like this. Also, really shocked at the amount of haterz, i think this is a cool opportunity for someone to have and OP is just capitalizing on it. Rregardless, keep us updated OP and gl!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:07 AM   #122
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Vietnam>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Cambodia when it comes to living.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:15 AM   #123
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Vietnam>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Cambodia when it comes to living.
Can you elaborate? V interested to here more about vietnam.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:23 AM   #124
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Only read half the first page, but OP sounds like a dick (not in his op, later on)
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:37 AM   #125
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It's a holiday in Cambodia,
It's tough kid but it's life
It's a holiday in Cambodia,
Don't forget to pack a wife
As soon as I read OP I quickly scrolled through the whole thread just to check that somebody had already posted this
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