Moving back to Phnom Penh

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Re: Moving back to Phnom Penh

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Jamie_Lambo wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:33 pm Tbh for me Siem Reap has been going downhill since 2013
Going downhill for me since 2000. 8-)
I still like it a lot but the development is very messy in a lot of areas. Haven't been since mid 2019 but there were too many construction sites and derelict hotels. Some parts of the center are pretty enough and the surroundings can be very pleasant.
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samrong01 wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:35 pm
The invasion of the Chinese is really all rumours at the moment. There is speculation that they will be given large tracts of Apsara land near Angkor Wat to build some kind of Entertainment City. Who knows what will happen.
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And Battambang ?
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John Bingham wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:44 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:33 pm Tbh for me Siem Reap has been going downhill since 2013
Going downhill for me since 2000. 8-)
I still like it a lot but the development is very messy in a lot of areas. Haven't been since mid 2019 but there were too many construction sites and derelict hotels. Some parts of the center are pretty enough and the surroundings can be very pleasant.
I remember pub street beeing a modest stretch of dirt road with only a handful of bars around 2002/2003. You could still rent motorbikes back then and explore the beauties of the temples on your own without paying a cent. in the evening you would wash down the dirt in your lungs in one of the few bars (I remember Red Piano and Angkor What ? beeing one of the first bars to be on pub street).
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truffledog wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:32 pm
John Bingham wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:44 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:33 pm Tbh for me Siem Reap has been going downhill since 2013
Going downhill for me since 2000. 8-)
I still like it a lot but the development is very messy in a lot of areas. Haven't been since mid 2019 but there were too many construction sites and derelict hotels. Some parts of the center are pretty enough and the surroundings can be very pleasant.
I remember pub street beeing a modest stretch of dirt road with only a handful of bars around 2002/2003. You could still rent motorbikes back then and explore the beauties of the temples on your own without paying a cent. in the evening you would wash down the dirt in your lungs in one of the few bars (I remember Red Piano and Angkor What ? beeing one of the first bars to be on pub street).
Seeing posts like this make sad, shit how developed and fast-moving the world is now, I just want to chill in a bar on a beach where time has stopped. Depressing!
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Re: Moving back to Phnom Penh

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JUDGEDREDD wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:25 am
truffledog wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:32 pm
John Bingham wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:44 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:33 pm Tbh for me Siem Reap has been going downhill since 2013
Going downhill for me since 2000. 8-)
I still like it a lot but the development is very messy in a lot of areas. Haven't been since mid 2019 but there were too many construction sites and derelict hotels. Some parts of the center are pretty enough and the surroundings can be very pleasant.
I remember pub street beeing a modest stretch of dirt road with only a handful of bars around 2002/2003. You could still rent motorbikes back then and explore the beauties of the temples on your own without paying a cent. in the evening you would wash down the dirt in your lungs in one of the few bars (I remember Red Piano and Angkor What ? beeing one of the first bars to be on pub street).
Seeing posts like this make sad, shit how developed and fast-moving the world is now, I just want to chill in a bar on a beach where time has stopped. Depressing!
those bamboo huts on the beach move once replaced by the concrete ones. Its just a matter of finding them and NOT tell everybody where they are. They do still exist..but halftime has become shorter due to our mania of posting/blogging and other "social" media influence unfolding the secret beauty of a that chilled new place. Its usually the backpackers who come first and create the firts demand.
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truffledog wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:51 am
JUDGEDREDD wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:25 am
truffledog wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:32 pm
John Bingham wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:44 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:33 pm Tbh for me Siem Reap has been going downhill since 2013
Going downhill for me since 2000. 8-)
I still like it a lot but the development is very messy in a lot of areas. Haven't been since mid 2019 but there were too many construction sites and derelict hotels. Some parts of the center are pretty enough and the surroundings can be very pleasant.
I remember pub street beeing a modest stretch of dirt road with only a handful of bars around 2002/2003. You could still rent motorbikes back then and explore the beauties of the temples on your own without paying a cent. in the evening you would wash down the dirt in your lungs in one of the few bars (I remember Red Piano and Angkor What ? beeing one of the first bars to be on pub street).
Seeing posts like this make sad, shit how developed and fast-moving the world is now, I just want to chill in a bar on a beach where time has stopped. Depressing!
those bamboo huts on the beach move once replaced by the concrete ones. Its just a matter of finding them and NOT tell everybody where they are. They do still exist..but halftime has become shorter due to our mania of posting/blogging and other "social" media influence unfolding the secret beauty of a that chilled new place. Its usually the backpackers who come first and create the firts demand.
Yeah still some slices of heaven to find, just getting towards the end of it all I fear.

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Spigzy wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:13 pm There are no roadworks or dust in Phnom Penh at all. :hattip:
True but there's Oscar's :)
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I didn't leave PP because I hate the place, I left because a relationship ended and I needed to get some space between me and that situation. I've had enough space and now I want to dance :)
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rozzieoz wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:03 am Siem Reap has gone downhill so much, I have decided to move back to Phnom Penh.
The roadworks clinched it for me.

Never ever thought I would live here , but .....
I love siem reap. No tourists !
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hope your move goes well Roz

I've missed going anywhere this year like most Australians and most of the world I guess
first time in 5 years I've missed out on Cambodia....counting the days and racking up my holidays :(
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