"It's like a living hell" Says British School Teacher Stuck in Cambodia

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Re: "It's like a living hell" Says British School Teacher Stuck in Cambodia

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You’d be surprised,( or is that disappointed?) at the number of supposed adults who travel, but are utterly unsuited to going very far, or anywhere exotic.

From Home to familiar departure airport, then a flight, arrive at destination airport, go to hotel/digs. No problem.
Add anything else into that mix and there’s little capacity for coping. Poor decision making skills just compound everything.Flight diversions, weather delays, etc, and the nervous traveller starts to meltdown. Political unrest/natural/unnatural disasters and the old capacity bucket is overflowing. Next step, panic.
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IraHayes wrote: Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:42 am So they are not in PP at all but in Chinaville.... hmmm now why would you leave PP if you were serious about leaving the country to go the Chinatown on the coast.... on the coast with a beach... and islands and a cool vibe and a chilled atmosphere.

Oh dear... I think I know what happened.

They thought that it would be cool to wait it out on the beach and then when they realised that going to the islands with limited and often non existent internet wasn’t such a good idea they found themselves stuck there.
Poorly thought out choices results in poor little lost girl crying for mommy and papa.
great place to go to escappe coronavirus - Chinatown :-)
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How do those two broads know what living hell is like? Or any kind of hell for that matter!
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Freightdog wrote: Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:28 am You’d be surprised,( or is that disappointed?) at the number of supposed adults who travel, but are utterly unsuited to going very far, or anywhere exotic.

From Home to familiar departure airport, then a flight, arrive at destination airport, go to hotel/digs. No problem.
Add anything else into that mix and there’s little capacity for coping. Poor decision making skills just compound everything.Flight diversions, weather delays, etc, and the nervous traveller starts to meltdown. Political unrest/natural/unnatural disasters and the old capacity bucket is overflowing. Next step, panic.
Basically this. For many people going to another country, nevermind different culture, is already going out of their depth. Any complications crop up and they're like a hedgehog freezing up in front of an 18 wheeler.

I've spent my life across 4 different continents, in a variety of countries across those, so new cultures rarely shock and I've learnt to adapt and problem solve my way out of shit situations. Then I come across people who say they could never afford to travel to or live in another country or the types who pay thousands of dollars to some sketchy organisation to give them a TEFL and place them in a school in SE Asia and promptly get further ripped off once there.

I forget how privileged I am to have learned some life skills and adaptability. :roll:
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