New to Cambodia with young family

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Re: New to Cambodia with young family

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Thanks, sounds like quality advice. Much appreciated.
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I can't imagine having my children with me in Cambodia (they are grown up now). I cannot imagine not being able to walk around the city, go on public transport, drive places, go to the park, go to the library, go to the zoo, go to the beach. What would you do? There is the cinema I suppose. And the museum.
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Re: New to Cambodia with young family

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armchairlawyer wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:40 pm I can't imagine having my children with me in Cambodia (they are grown up now). I cannot imagine not being able to walk around the city, go on public transport, drive places, go to the park, go to the library, go to the zoo, go to the beach. What would you do? There is the cinema I suppose. And the museum.
I don't really understand your post. Are you saying we wouldn't be able to go to the beach, zoo ,park , library, walk around , drive places?
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O , I get it now. Not like things in Australia.
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Luke and co wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:08 pm O , I get it now. Not like things in Australia.
I mean not at all. Just can't be done at all or in a way that I would have found remotely satisfactory. But I'm sure people with children here can tell us how they cope.
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OP, don’t expect too much from babysitting in Cambodia. Finding a good one you can communicate with will be like finding an ice cold beer in hell, and if you want to travel around you’d have to repeat the procedure of finding a new one several times.

Don’t expect your babysitter to be anywhere close to what you’re used to. Things work differently in Cambodia.
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One addition, I have several Cambodian mums around my place with kids more or less the same age as my kid. None of them would qualify as a babysitter to me. The ignorance is simply too much for me.

Think stuff like putting tiger balm on the skin after a burn instead of cooling
Children playing bare foot (worms)
Children drinking water from a well
Hitting a kid is totally fine
I’m sure others can add to this.
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Kammekor wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:20 pm OP, don’t expect too much from babysitting in Cambodia. Finding a good one you can communicate with will be like finding an ice cold beer in hell, and if you want to travel around you’d have to repeat the procedure of finding a new one several times.

Don’t expect your babysitter to be anywhere close to what you’re used to. Things work differently in Cambodia.
Ok thanks.
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Has anyone had any experience with this nanny service in Cambodia ?
http://trusted-nanny-cambodia.com
Any feedback would be helpful, thanks.
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OP is determined to find a good babysitter, doesn't want to believe Kammekor!
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