Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby Soi Dog » Thu May 29, 2014 8:30 pm

Wow. This guy has seen as much as Felger and LTO. Keep the stories coming, taabarang. Tell us about Cambodia in 1996.
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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby ExPenhMan » Thu May 29, 2014 8:41 pm

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:The plan is to work three months here with nine months in Cambodia each year for the forseeable future. I've been offered good paying seasonal work with a friend each year, however, that wouldn't start until October, and well, I'd prefer not having to be here any longer than absolutely necessary to be honest. I've lived most of the last ten or eleven years in SEA and find returning to Australia sterile, predictable and tedious.

The more I think about it the more I realize I may just have to suck it up here until I've enough to cover $1250 a month in Cambodia even if it means hanging around until the end of the year. *shudder*

Even though $1250 doesn't give you a Hollywood lifestyle, it's enough. And as much as I'd like to reduce that cost of living so as to get out of here faster, I don't think I want to sacrafice the standard of living over there I'm used to.
For what it's worth, I'm not an Aussie, but I have two Aussie friends who make a fortune driving trucks seasonally. Companies up in mining country and the hinterlands can't get enough drivers. You might take a course and get in the driver's seat.
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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby ExPenhMan » Thu May 29, 2014 8:49 pm

Now I've caught Taabarang's story by accident, having previously ignored this $1,000 budget thread. Which leads to think the obvious: a separate thread.
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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby taabarang » Fri May 30, 2014 8:34 am

H creative writing.
Last edited by taabarang on Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:05 am, edited 5 times in total.
Once you've read one of her posts all the rest are just a remix.
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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby Jaap N. » Fri May 30, 2014 8:59 am

I believe someone said it before and I agree, taabarang's story needs/deserves a seperate thread. Taabarang: great story!
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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby beaker » Fri May 30, 2014 9:18 am

I rented a bamboo 5 room house for 200 baht a month in battambang providence. ( no running water or bathroom). Great time and a good way to live and learn about the locals as I was a new to the country then.
I now live on $350. a month and we save the rest. We now live a great middle class existence in Ta Khmao with private little house and garden on the river. If it was not for my wife doing the shopping, etc it would cost me much more. I never go with out
"i'm the one who has to die, when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way i want to"
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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby taabarang » Fri May 30, 2014 9:33 am

The issue has been clarified and this post is no longer relevant.
Last edited by taabarang on Fri May 30, 2014 3:39 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Once you've read one of her posts all the rest are just a remix.
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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby phuketrichard » Fri May 30, 2014 9:37 am

great old stories.

MY first foray into Cambodia was in 1987 and entailed walking across the border near my home in Bo Rai for 2 days with Khmer rouge escorts to the gem mines south of Pailin.
WE would stay for 4-5 days and than walk back out.
KR took 50% of our finds but we still made a shit load of $$$$
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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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby taabarang » Fri May 30, 2014 9:39 am

again, the issue has been resolved and this post is out of date.
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Re: Those Living Cheaply Under a Grand

Postby Jaap N. » Fri May 30, 2014 9:41 am

taabarang wrote:I never wrote "HE's" I checked the edit function to see what the text said and here it is. "They chose to explode it ear the airport, unfortunately in the proximity of HE's residence..."

This not a country where is pays to show disrespect to anyone, especially the Prime Minister, political viewpoints not withstanding. If someone messed with my text, STOP IT.
The PM's name apparently 'translates' to just that, try the 'Preview' -button, and you'll see.
I agree with you, it's not done to show disrespect, like you said political viewpoints not withstanding.

Admins? Maybe change that to HE or something?


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