Are Cambodia and Thailand Switching Places?

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Re: Are Cambodia and Thailand Switching Places?

Post by LTO » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:02 pm

Thailand was never a particularly safe tourist destination, and Cambodia, at least since the fall of the KR was never that dangerous. And even during the early mid 90s when the KR were still about, you could mostly avoid that danger simply by not going to KR controlled areas.
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Re: Are Cambodia and Thailand Switching Places?

Post by OrangeDragon » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:36 pm

In thailand as a tourist, I was robbed on my second day. pickpocketed.

Here as a tourist for 2 weeks on my first visit I never had anything like that happen.

Richard says "other than bangkok and pattaya" but those are the 2 prime locations for MANY tourists. At least for a while. Thats like talking about tourism here and excluding PP, SR, SV.
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Re: Are Cambodia and Thailand Switching Places?

Post by thePeck » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:41 pm

phuketrichard wrote:HUH??
have u ever been to Thailand ( i don't mean Bangkok or Pattaya?)

Beaches, mtn, rivers, forests, national parks, diving, fishing, golf courses and i could go on an on...
What?! They have those things?!

I thought Thailand ended when I entered the first bar.
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Re: Are Cambodia and Thailand Switching Places?

Post by phuketrichard » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:53 pm

Here as a tourist for 2 weeks on my first visit I never had anything like that happen.
what happened after the first 2 weeks? :plus1:


Phuket gets 6 million plus /year and tourist travel everywhere in Thailand ( cause there is good transport by trains, bus's, planes)
IN Cambodia i would say 80% do not see more than PP an SR and another 10 % make it to Kep/snooky, Kampot

walking around pp at night in the early 2000's i did not feel very safe. But very few places in Thailand did i not feel safe

i first came here in 1976
moved here in 1984
have only had trouble when i ran after hour disco here in Phuket and only then cause I got involved in a turf mafi war.
other than that.....

1st visited Cambodia in 1987 an it was NOT SAFE at least near the border where i was mostly, Granted it was KR area.

To say "Thailand was never a particularly safe tourist destination" is just not true

What city /country is safe than? Tourists get beaten /robbed, mugged, scammed in usa an the uk as well :please:

THE road accidents are bad but beside that.....

Look i get it, many on the Cambodia forums have this hatred of Thailand, Just cant really understand why
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Re: Are Cambodia and Thailand Switching Places?

Post by OrangeDragon » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:00 pm

phuketrichard wrote: Look i get it, many on the Cambodia forums have this hatred of Thailand, Just cant really understand why
I've been 6 times and never really enjoyed it. Robbed once, ripped of another, and just mostly bored on the rest.

We go, shop, and come back now. Avoiding the tourist stuff as much as possible. My wife constantly gets harassed and badmouthed by Thais while we're there, it's just not a fun place for us. My last trip she didn't even come.
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Re: Are Cambodia and Thailand Switching Places?

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:24 pm

I love Thailand! I just love Cambodia more.
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Re: Are Cambodia and Thailand Switching Places?

Post by phuketrichard » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:16 pm

different strokes for different folks
my Cambodian gf has a very good job, good friends that treat her very well, they do try and speak thai to her but she is picking it up, and loves it here.

Opposite the above;
been traveling to Cambodia for a LONG time and lived there for a year but prefer it here,
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Re: Are Cambodia and Thailand Switching Places?

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:16 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Opposite the above;
been traveling to Cambodia for a LONG time and lived there for a year but prefer it here,
Yeah, fair enough. You even seriously looked into moving here a couple years ago, and just decided you liked living in Thailand better.

So I don't think there's anything wrong with preferring one over the other. We all rate these places on our own experiences (or at least we should), and everyone's experience is unique.

As cheap as apartments are here though compared to Thailand, I'm surprised you chose Thailand. Image
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Re: Are Cambodia and Thailand Switching Places?

Post by GMJS-CEO » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:35 pm

The biggest negative factor about Thailand is the people. That includes the foreigners.

In Thailand you get people with more money and resources but less heart and soul. Cambodia is where the heart is and where you can meet genuine people.
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Re: Are Cambodia and Thailand Switching Places?

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:43 pm

GMJS-CEO wrote:The biggest negative factor about Thailand is the people. That includes the foreigners.

In Thailand you get people with more money and resources but less heart and soul. Cambodia is where the heart is and where you can meet genuine people.
It's hard to argue against those solid facts.

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