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Re: Retire to Cambodia - honest opinions welcome

Post by explorer » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:39 pm

People talk about moving to Cambodia and living there for years to come.

In years to come, Cambodia will have changed a lot. People who like to stay in Cambodia now, may not be happy in years to come.

Large numbers of foreigners are leaving China.
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Re: Retire to Cambodia - honest opinions welcome

Post by taabarang » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:14 pm

So explorer how. many years have you been living in Cambodia?
As my old Cajun bait seller used to say, "I opes you luck.
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Re: Retire to Cambodia - honest opinions welcome

Post by clutchcargo » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:18 pm

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Re: Retire to Cambodia - honest opinions welcome

Post by taabarang » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:43 pm

taabarang wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:14 pm
So explorer how. many years have you been living in Cambodia?
Well the question will not change, do you not know the answer?
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Re: Retire to Cambodia - honest opinions welcome

Post by Askey » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:55 pm

explorer wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:35 pm
Askey wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:51 pm
Would a single guy on 1500GBP per month be able to afford a reasonable lifestyle in Phnom Penh ? I only drink moderately.A couple of beers about 5 times a week and thats my only vice.
yes

But visit first, and get to know the place, before making a permanent move.
OK,thanks for that.I plan to rent in Phnom Penh for a few months,then maybe try Kampot for a month or so.
Not interested in Sihanoukville or Siam Reap,although a trip to Angkhor Wat as part of a mini holiday.
Battambang....I dont know too much about...is it worth a stay for a while ?
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Re: Retire to Cambodia - honest opinions welcome

Post by explorer » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:58 am

Askey wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:55 pm
OK,thanks for that.I plan to rent in Phnom Penh for a few months,then maybe try Kampot for a month or so.
Not interested in Sihanoukville or Siam Reap,although a trip to Angkhor Wat as part of a mini holiday.
Battambang....I dont know too much about...is it worth a stay for a while ?
I dont like Phnom Penh. It seems many people stay there because they have English speaking mates there.

I suggest, visit the places you mentioned, and others, then decide for yourself. Everyone has different ideas as to what they like and dislike.

Visiting different parts of the country is a fun experience.

If you stay long term, I suggest learning the language. It takes time, but you can have friends other than English speakers.
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Re: Retire to Cambodia - honest opinions welcome

Post by Arget » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:25 am

taabarang wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:14 pm
So explorer how. many years have you been living in Cambodia?
Why do you ask such a hard question? =@
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Re: Retire to Cambodia - honest opinions welcome

Post by clutchcargo » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:32 am

It's the simple questions that are often harder to answer in this case.. :hattip:
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Re: Retire to Cambodia - honest opinions welcome

Post by John Bingham » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:57 am

explorer wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:58 am

I dont like Phnom Penh. It seems many people stay there because they have English speaking mates there.
I don't think that's the primary reason. It's the capital and has far more industry/commerce going on than the rest of the country put together. I've only ever lived in capitals, there's no way I'd ever live in any provincial city or the countryside.
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Re: Retire to Cambodia - honest opinions welcome

Post by newkidontheblock » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:20 am

John Bingham wrote:there's no way I'd ever live in any provincial city or the countryside.
I get sick every time I go to the village. Would not recommend living the countryside until there’s been time to built up immunity to the local germs. In my case, never.

I can’t believe I’m actually agreeing with JB about staying in the capital. Or Siem Reap city.
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