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pczz wrote: Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:34 am Slightly off topic but I haven't been to kampot for a lng time, mainly because it was more POT than kam and I got fed up with getting everyone elses munchies. is it no longer the haunt of jumkies and alcoholics?
I can only speak for myself and the friends I travelled with. We did the KAM, not the POT. We enjoyed dinner and a few drinks, and never stumbled upon the darker side, NB: We never looked for it either.
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Yerg wrote: Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:54 am
pczz wrote: Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:34 am Slightly off topic but I haven't been to kampot for a lng time, mainly because it was more POT than kam and I got fed up with getting everyone elses munchies. is it no longer the haunt of jumkies and alcoholics?
I can only speak for myself and the friends I travelled with. We did the KAM, not the POT. We enjoyed dinner and a few drinks, and never stumbled upon the darker side, NB: We never looked for it either.
You didnt have to look for it, just walk into what was the 2 most popular barang hangouts
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Health insurance may be quite a bit depending on your age, much more than rent. I've seen plans for 65 year old at $400 monthly for hospitalization only, perhaps others know more.

https://aplusii.com/southeast-asia-plans/
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pczz wrote: Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:34 am Slightly off topic but I haven't been to kampot for a lng time, mainly because it was more POT than kam and I got fed up with getting everyone elses munchies. is it no longer the haunt of jumkies and alcoholics?
I was only disturbed once by it, someone smoking at a nearby table. That was 4 years ago and I have been a number of other times without issue.
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i plan on easily living on under $1,200/month for 2 of us with 75% cooking and the remainder eating out living n Kep.
Kampot for grocery shopping and the occasional Baranag meal and once a month trips to PP for Good shopping

Rents are going up in Kampot if u want something on ur own but still see 1 bedroom apts around $200.
You need a motorcycle to get around so figure on buying one.

Kampot has tons of western run restaurants, (all serving the same meals...some good...some shit), a few other places with good breads and such an places to sit on boats on the river, a good local market and lots of places to explore hence you need the bike.
I am bothered by the western run restaurant on the riverside, as it seems 75% of the clientele smokes cigarettes and politely asking them not to, gets a rude response and that really makes for an uncomfortable meal

Just wish Kampot had a Big C and Kep had a 7/11 :-)

If you have spent any time living in Thailand and think you can live as cheaply in Cambodia and get the same quality...YOU CANT>
everything but, drinking and smoking cigs, cost more and the availability of quality goods and groceries is not there

Another thing ...Cambodia is not like Thailand was, nor will it ever be like Thailand is
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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cptrelentless wrote: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:37 pm Pretty sure god can wag his finger at your drinking anywhere in the world, he's omnipresent.

People! Stop assuming. You are making an ass out of you and out of you. Or did I miss the memo? Its never been clarified yet whether this gentleman's AA is alcoholics anonymous, American Airlines, The Automobile Association of the UK or the American Automobile Association.
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angkorjohn2 wrote: Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:28 pm I knew someone whos partner went to the PP one for a meeting and then they all went out and got drunk...
That doesn't ring true at all.

Don't get me wrong, I think the 12 step thing is a load of prescriptive spiritual rubbish and is basically a quasi religious cult with a very out of date philosophy frequented by many truly horrendous and utterly odious human beings that has an incredibly low success rate of people achieving sobriety (its around 8% if you really want to know)

However during my 2 or 3 years of attending meetings on and off I never once came across a meeting where members would go out drinking or using with each other. If anything it was the opposite. So many members were so super paranoid and on it if you missed meetings for a week you would get messages saying r u okay? have u relapsed? can I help? etc

That's bollocks. Gotta be.
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Marty wrote: Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:50 am
cptrelentless wrote: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:37 pm Pretty sure god can wag his finger at your drinking anywhere in the world, he's omnipresent.

People! Stop assuming. You are making an ass out of you and out of you. Or did I miss the memo? Its never been clarified yet whether this gentleman's AA is alcoholics anonymous, American Airlines, The Automobile Association of the UK or the American Automobile Association.
He did make clear he does not drink or party. he likes reading and the quiet life... he does like massage with happy endings sometimes. :beer3:
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EusebieGherman wrote: Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:04 am Hanoi 2008
Hanoi has changed beyond all recognition since then - for the worse. You are better off starting a new I think.
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Khmu Nation wrote: Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:05 pm
angkorjohn2 wrote: Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:28 pm I knew someone whos partner went to the PP one for a meeting and then they all went out and got drunk...
That doesn't ring true at all.

Don't get me wrong, I think the 12 step thing is a load of prescriptive spiritual rubbish and is basically a quasi religious cult with a very out of date philosophy frequented by many truly horrendous and utterly odious human beings that has an incredibly low success rate of people achieving sobriety (its around 8% if you really want to know)

However during my 2 or 3 years of attending meetings on and off I never once came across a meeting where members would go out drinking or using with each other. If anything it was the opposite. So many members were so super paranoid and on it if you missed meetings for a week you would get messages saying r u okay? have u relapsed? can I help? etc

That's bollocks. Gotta be.
Stone cold fact sir, Phnom Penh meeting in September 2015. I never once suggested this happened all the time, I am very familiar with the fellowships and how they operate. it appears at that time in Phnom Penh it clearly had a lot less boundaries and of the group of if I recall, 10+ four of them went drinking afterwards. I wouldn't sit here inventing lies for no reason. My point was, to the OP, that AA meetings here are perhaps not as structured as he is used to and to bear in mind they may even put him at risk, there are certainly enough temptations to break ones sobriety here, and therefore the OP should not be relying solely on an AA meeting (unlikely as they may even exist outside of PP) especially as there is little support out here. My tale was factual and cautionary for a good reason, granted this was 5 years ago maybe things have changed. I hope so.
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