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Hotdigr wrote: ↑Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:15 pm
Siem Reap and PP seem to be the choices now. Both cheaper then Kampot currently and the influx of a few "snookugee's" won't change that.
Maybe not cheaper than Kampot yet, but I do note asking rent prices for houses in Kampot have gone up around 30-50% in the last 18 months.
I've been told by a couple of guys lately that SR has better places at cheaper rent now. Food is definitely better in both PP and SR. When I moved here to Kampot, I had heard it touted as a "foodies paradise" what a bloody joke! I don't mind paying a bit more for decent food, but really "foodies paradise" is such an exaggeration it's ridiculous!
Totally agree. Kampot is chilled. Looking forward to see it after the Chinooks have finished with it.
GF's sister brought 400 sqm of land with a house on it outside Kampot last month that i wouldn't pay $200 to live in yet found some barang to pay $350!! Prices are way out of hand and the food that i sampled last july/august was overpriced and not that great
Thank god my gf can cook...
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
^I think that's why I prefer Pp over S.R despite the difficulties of walking around with the blocked up footpaths etc and the traffic. Much as I like the temples, you can't go there all the time (with a limited budget at least). The domination of the tourist industry in S.R, in my opinion, is what gives it a bad vibe. For example, I'm always polite in my refusal of tuk-tuk services- can't blame a guy for trying to make a living- but I often encounter a "snarkyness" there that i find much less common in Pp.