4595 Consecutive Days in KoW

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4595 Consecutive Days in KoW

Post by Username Taken » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:52 pm

Just wanted to say that today I exited the country for the first time in 4595 days.

That's 4595 days with a valid passport and visa. And, a valid work permit, in recent years.

I wonder if that's some kind of record (not counting Frenchies who've lived here forever).


Tonight I will spend one night in Bangkok, and apparently the world will be my oyster.

Back next week. :beer3:
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Re: 4595 Consecutive Days in KoW

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:03 pm

Consecutive? That's pretty amazing. I'm pretty sure you're entitled to a medal. Seriously though, that's remarkable if not slightly crazy. How many passports total? How many visas? Were they all year-long visas?
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Re: 4595 Consecutive Days in KoW

Post by Jaap N. » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:06 pm

Totally agreed with BKL. More than 12.5 yrs, very impressive. I'm curious what you think of what the 'outside world' has become to.
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Re: 4595 Consecutive Days in KoW

Post by Username Taken » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:16 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:Consecutive? That's pretty amazing. I'm pretty sure you're entitled to a medal. Seriously though, that's remarkable if not slightly crazy. How many passports total? How many visas? Were they all year-long visas?
Might be in a better position to respond some time on Wednesday.
But I'll just say, Phnom Penh is home. Wife, kids, work. Actually, it felt pretty weird leaving after all this time.
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Re: 4595 Consecutive Days in KoW

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:47 pm

Holy crap! How did you manage that? I get itchy feet if I spend even 2 years in one place, no matter how much h I love the place.
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Re: 4595 Consecutive Days in KoW

Post by flying chicken » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:46 am

That is really impressive Username Taken. I have a feeling that I might beat your record, LOL.
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Post by Username Taken » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:18 am

flying chicken wrote:That is really impressive Username Taken. I have a feeling that I might beat your record, LOL.
You don't count. You've got a Khmer ID card. ;)
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Re: 4595 Consecutive Days in KoW

Post by Username Taken » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:28 am

Jaap N. wrote:Totally agreed with BKL. More than 12.5 yrs, very impressive. I'm curious what you think of what the 'outside world' has become to.
Hope you have a good time abroad!
Well, 12.5 years ago was just a 10 day visit to Bangkok, and regarding my thoughts on the 'outside world' so far . . . . .
. . . on arriving in BKK yesterday, my immediate thoughts were 'God, I'm glad I don't live in Bangkok. In Phnom Penh it's just so much easier to get around.'
I must say that transport in BKK is a vast improvement on what it used to be.
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Re: 4595 Consecutive Days in KoW

Post by ExPenhMan » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:52 pm

Am most impressed, sir. But I don't think I'd have lasted 12.5 months without stepping on the other side of the border. Was in Vietnam in April and already got itchy feet. (I live outside Pattaya.)

Yeah, Bangkok's got transit and it works wonderfully. But it still takes a long time to get anywhere because it's usually indirect. Like you, I prefer Phnom Penh's mean streets.

Bangkok's got shopping and nearly all my friends but it is also the city I love to hate. Lived there three times and hated it more each time.
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Re: 4595 Consecutive Days in KoW

Post by LaudJohn » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:00 am

Wow that is impressive.

I myself spent a whole year in one country without leaving in 1989, the only time I have done that in over 40 years.

Next week I will enter Cambodia for about the 55th time over the same 12.5 year period.
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