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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by Old8404 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:39 am

I arrived 6 months ago - same concern. Explored 3 wheelers but finally settled on a scooter (Honda Scoopy). I am 71, have not ridden moto or bicycle for 50 some years. Scooter is great. Fully automatic - no shifting and with scooter seating you do not have to straddle like a motorcycle or bike (hips are worn out). Spent several weeks just driving around the neighborhood and then open roads early morning before traffic. Balance in old age not so good - have trouble going slow in traffic but getting better. Fuel and insurance costs are inconsequential. Love the independence and mobility. Have since ridden 3 hours into provinces.
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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by SinnSisamouth » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:42 am

scoopy and step or any moto with the big open section for your feet are perfect for old farts with warn out bodies!
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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by bolueeleh » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:45 am

Old8404 wrote:
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:39 am
I am 71, have not ridden moto or bicycle for 50 some years.
50 years not ridden any motos or bike and first time back at it, is in PP? :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by hanno » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:53 am

I have a car and a bike in Siem Reap but in PP I just walk, unless I am going to the airport (taxi). I usually stay around #108 Street and pretty much anything I need is within walking distance. Just can't be arsed to haggle with the Tuk-tuk drivers and the traffic in Phnom Penh scares. me; way too many "VIP's" in huge SUV's.
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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by Duncan » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:01 pm

hanno wrote:
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:53 am
I have a car and a bike in Siem Reap but in PP I just walk, unless I am going to the airport (taxi). I usually stay around #108 Street and pretty much anything I need is within walking distance. Just can't be arsed to haggle with the Tuk-tuk drivers and the traffic in Phnom Penh scares. me; way too many "VIP's" in huge SUV's.

If you are catching a plane in the early morning , The City Bus gets there pretty quick as most of the traffic is trying to get into the city.
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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by hanno » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:18 pm

Duncan wrote:
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:01 pm
hanno wrote:
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:53 am
I have a car and a bike in Siem Reap but in PP I just walk, unless I am going to the airport (taxi). I usually stay around #108 Street and pretty much anything I need is within walking distance. Just can't be arsed to haggle with the Tuk-tuk drivers and the traffic in Phnom Penh scares. me; way too many "VIP's" in huge SUV's.

If you are catching a plane in the early morning , The City Bus gets there pretty quick as most of the traffic is trying to get into the city.


Thanks Duncan but I don't think it goes anywhere near #108?
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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by KHurr » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:43 pm

Old8404 wrote:
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:39 am
I arrived 6 months ago - same concern. Explored 3 wheelers but finally settled on a scooter (Honda Scoopy). I am 71, have not ridden moto or bicycle for 50 some years. Scooter is great. Fully automatic - no shifting and with scooter seating you do not have to straddle like a motorcycle or bike (hips are worn out). Spent several weeks just driving around the neighborhood and then open roads early morning before traffic. Balance in old age not so good - have trouble going slow in traffic but getting better. Fuel and insurance costs are inconsequential. Love the independence and mobility. Have since ridden 3 hours into provinces.


I must commend you, Sir. Balance would be one problem for me, but from what I have seen of PP, I would be absolutely terrified on anything with 2 wheels. Maybe once I have adjusted to a new lifestyle there, I can become more adventurous and start gradually as you have described. I like the idea that a few others have mentioned about trying this in SR instead of PP.
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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:23 pm

so ur in ur 60's,
I have never been to SEA,
and u have decided to move to PP? :beer3:
this will be interesting..... Better make sure u have at least $5,000 and a return trip ticket home an dont burn all ur bridges.
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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by KHurr » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:56 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:23 pm
so ur in ur 60's,
I have never been to SEA,
and u have decided to move to PP? :beer3:
this will be interesting..... Better make sure u have at least $5,000 and a return trip ticket home an dont burn all ur bridges.
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Re: Getting about in PP

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:17 pm

personally i would choose Chaing Rai over PP any day and night,
everything (except drinking/cigs ) is cheaper and its beautiful in northern Thailand (excpet for 6 weeks or so when they burn) than u head to the beach :thumb:
PLUS great health care

would love to see why PP came out over CM
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