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Old 04-03-2011, 11:42 AM   #126
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Can you elaborate? V interested to here more about vietnam.
There is some random info and pics in my TR thread in bbv.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/62...w-pics-771516/


Basically though it's just a really cool place where you have everything you would need. Very safe as well.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:00 PM   #127
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OP:

I enjoyed your post a lot and think you have found yourself a pretty sweet set up. But if you haven't been out there a long time yet, you haven't talked to veterans a lot about the way things work, and so on... well you just need to be careful. Plenty of men get screwed over in the SE Asian countries on a regular basis and frankly I think you're exuding some blind confidence over your situation. This isn't a bad thing in itself: if you are enjoying yourself then don't stop. However, if you ever feel like you're being pressured into something you don't want to do, if you *ever* get a vibe that it is about the money or you're being used then it is already *wayyy* past that point.

Anyway these are just some general thoughts. Good post though and I appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience so far.
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:50 PM   #128
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I spent a few days in s'ville in june of 2010. To me it seemed sketchy. I wasn't the biggest fan of it really. It was fun but I always was watching everything and everyone around me. I suppose I did that all across SE asia though.

I doubt I will go back when I take the gf to SE asia next summer.
Probably just Vietnam and Thailand.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:00 PM   #129
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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
That's okay. It's amazing to me that people who have never been are so adamant about not hearing the downsides to a country like Cambodia... but whatever.

As I said from the start, I hope OP enjoys his adventure, and I wish him luck.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:22 PM   #130
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I've travelled a lot in SE Asia (Thailand/Cambodia/Viet Nam/Laos).
I lived for a year in Cambodia from mid 2005-mid 2006. I spent most of my time in the capital Phnom Penh as a volunteer teaching English to street kids and low and unwaged Cambodians.
I went to Sihanoukville for about 3 weeks and it was more of a town than a city at that point, I guess it's grown a lot.
I thought it was a nice place and think that living/grinding there could be a good lifestyle.
Cambodia is poor and corrupt sure but I didn't drink/take drugs or do the hedonistic backpacker lifestyle and I would say it's a hell of a lot safer than any western countries in regard to crime if you live simply and don't go to the seedier areas.
In regards to sex tourism, I thought Cambodia was probably worse than Thailand. I saw westerners with really young Cambodian boys when I was in Sihanoukville. I mean these kids might have 10 years old and they would openly proposition you when you're walking down the beach! I hope they've cleaned that up.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:38 PM   #131
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I've travelled a lot in SE Asia (Thailand/Cambodia/Viet Nam/Laos).
I lived for a year in Cambodia from mid 2005-mid 2006. I spent most of my time in the capital Phnom Penh as a volunteer teaching English to street kids and low and unwaged Cambodians.
I went to Sihanoukville for about 3 weeks and it was more of a town than a city at that point, I guess it's grown a lot.
I thought it was a nice place and think that living/grinding there could be a good lifestyle.
Cambodia is poor and corrupt sure but I didn't drink/take drugs or do the hedonistic backpacker lifestyle and I would say it's a hell of a lot safer than any western countries in regard to crime if you live simply and don't go to the seedier areas.
In regards to sex tourism, I thought Cambodia was probably worse than Thailand. I saw westerners with really young Cambodian boys when I was in Sihanoukville. I mean these kids might have 10 years old and they would openly proposition you when you're walking down the beach! I hope they've cleaned that up.
1. I've been all over SE Asia. Cambodia is safeish for the most part, the main problem being is if you have a problem its likely to be a big problem. If you get into a scrape with a local its not going to end well for you. Unfortunately most westerners mouths get them into trouble a lot of the time as they don't understand what raising your voice etc can do for you in this part of the world.

2. If your talking about sheer quantity of sex tourism, Thailand wins hands down and its not even close. I do however concede that what goes on in Cambodia is of the worse variety, forced prostitution, underage etc. There has been a big crack down in recent years but its still around, in fact the local prostitution market is way bigger than the tourist one, the same goes for Thailand too but most don't realise that.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:54 PM   #132
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Most of my time was indeed spent in more modern hotels; but I did spend a decent bit of time in hostels and in some of the more remote areas. However, I did not make patronizing proclamations such as "The people are lovely, not yet obliterated by western values or capitalism" from my expensive Westernized beach front villa, either.

That's a bit too much like a plantation owner sitting on his front porch drinking a nice cool drink in the shade while commenting on how lovely the plantation workers are, not yet obliterated by western values or capitalism.... while they toil away working in the heat.

Much of what I'm going on isn't just from my personal experiences in Cambodia (I was really just a tourist there as well), but rather from friends who grew up there and later managed to leave the country.

Perhaps I overreacted, but it just really rankles me to hear someone say "The people are lovely, not yet obliterated by western values or capitalism" when in reality, the people leading that "simple, wonderful life" would love for roles to be reversed.

Just consider that pretty much every person you meet in Cambodia will never, ever be able to afford to visit your country the way you are theirs. And that the way they live isn't necessarily how they choose to live, it is what is thrust upon them.
Yeah, you overreacted. Did you recently move back to the states? Seems like you have a bit of culture shock...it's quite common...
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:17 AM   #133
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Hey Iao, I'm in Sihanoukville with 2 other poker players right now. It definitely feels cheaper than Chiang Mai (which is already the cheapest place I've ever lived). We're on Serendipty beach, which is touristy/backpackers but with 50c beers all day long.

The town is small, and I'm not yet sure if its year-round livable, but I could easily spend 2-3 months here happily.
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:12 AM   #134
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alright - how are the women in Cambodia?
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:35 AM   #135
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alright - how are the women in Cambodia?
$25 for anything you want.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:38 PM   #136
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lol level? i was actually wondering about normal chics. i've just heard that most hookers there are underage and that's pretty sick (in a bad way).
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:57 AM   #137
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Hey Iao, I'm in Sihanoukville with 2 other poker players right now. It definitely feels cheaper than Chiang Mai (which is already the cheapest place I've ever lived). We're on Serendipty beach, which is touristy/backpackers but with 50c beers all day long.

The town is small, and I'm not yet sure if its year-round livable, but I could easily spend 2-3 months here happily.
rainseason is horrible but make it a 5 month stay home grind and its ok.

Its way cheaper then Thailand thats for sure and way more authentic and beatyfull.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:58 AM   #138
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lol level? i was actually wondering about normal chics. i've just heard that most hookers there are underage and that's pretty sick (in a bad way).
Altough yu will find underage girls if you are looking for them its simply not true that most are underage thats a real minority but yes the problem is precent.
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:09 AM   #139
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fair enough.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:28 AM   #140
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.. the problem is precent.
sik pun?

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Old 04-05-2011, 10:37 AM   #141
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Well you know what i try to say as my english is far from perfect. zzzzzzzzzzzz
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:22 PM   #142
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Re: Living in Cambodia and turning Pro

Phnom Penh, Cambodia questions:

Are there ATMs available in Phnom Penh that dispense american dollars? I will be staying at the Red Fox Inn and going to Nagaworld pretty much every evening if that helps with finding an ATM location.

I am hoping they have them at Nagaworld at a minimum, but I am not sure, hence the question.

Also, any tips getting from the Airport to the Red Fox Inn in Phnom Penh? Are the metered taxis fair and safe?
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:40 PM   #143
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia questions:

Are there ATMs available in Phnom Penh that dispense american dollars? I will be staying at the Red Fox Inn and going to Nagaworld pretty much every evening if that helps with finding an ATM location.

I am hoping they have them at Nagaworld at a minimum, but I am not sure, hence the question.

Also, any tips getting from the Airport to the Red Fox Inn in Phnom Penh? Are the metered taxis fair and safe?
Basically every ATM in Cambodia dispenses USD
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:05 PM   #144
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia questions:

Are there ATMs available in Phnom Penh that dispense american dollars? I will be staying at the Red Fox Inn and going to Nagaworld pretty much every evening if that helps with finding an ATM location.

I am hoping they have them at Nagaworld at a minimum, but I am not sure, hence the question.

Also, any tips getting from the Airport to the Red Fox Inn in Phnom Penh? Are the metered taxis fair and safe?
yes plent of ATM's around and as stated before i never hear that you got Riel out of them imagine the amount of bills they would need.

Yes Naga do have ATM.

As for taxi yes they do have metered taxi's those are safe and fair.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:23 AM   #145
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia questions:

Are there ATMs available in Phnom Penh that dispense american dollars? I will be staying at the Red Fox Inn and going to Nagaworld pretty much every evening if that helps with finding an ATM location.

I am hoping they have them at Nagaworld at a minimum, but I am not sure, hence the question.

Also, any tips getting from the Airport to the Red Fox Inn in Phnom Penh? Are the metered taxis fair and safe?
Slifdog, A Tuk-Tuk to the city centre from the airport is $8, if you PM I can give you number of a driver who speaks great English and will pick you up and help you around town on your visit.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:32 PM   #146
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:00 PM   #147
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1. What are some good places to hang out in Phnom Penh? (Bars, strip clubs, clubs, etc.)
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:54 PM   #148
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moki wins this thread
My impression was that moki became some sort of noble troll after the second post.
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:20 AM   #149
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wow dude ur thread is awesome

and inspired me to start a challange of myself

im going from 10nl to join u in cambodia

making around 500 a month should be good from poker

im still only a teenager but im very excited about this
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:21 AM   #150
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wow dude ur thread is awesome

and inspired me to start a challange of myself

im going from 10nl to join u in cambodia

making around 500 a month should be good from poker

im still only a teenager but im very excited about this

lol...
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