Where to Live?

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Re: Where to Live?

Post by Rain Dog » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:56 pm

EdinWigan wrote:I thought it had a small town feel, compared with say PP
SR is a small town but totally dominated by a tourist economy and culture. Probably quieter than the Penh though and with more to do than in say Battambang.

I could never deal with living in a place with hordes of tourists, but if you can, it might not be that bad.

Not sure how much time you have spent in Cambodia but if not a lot I think the Penh is the best place to start. Then you can travel a bit and can get a feel for other places that might fit your style.

In general

--- Battambang if you are married or have a wife and don't need a lot of Evening Entertainment options.

--- Sinoukville for beach life and a low key party vibe, but the sleaze and crime rates are worse than the Penh

--- Smaller places like Kep or the Kiris if you truly want to drop of the grid.

--- The Penh if you require any type of real infrastructure (health care etc) and entertainment options.

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Re: Where to Live?

Post by vladimir » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:16 pm

EdinWigan wrote:
nightmare.believer wrote:
EdinWigan wrote:I am currently thinking Siem Reap, thoughts?
Why Siem Reap? Why?
It seemed a nice place
Probably what Dr Faustus thought of Hell on his first visit, too.
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Re: Where to Live?

Post by Flexnez » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:34 pm

Rain Dog wrote: --- The Penh if you require any type of real infrastructure (health care etc)
Really, which health care facilities in Phnom Penh would you deem good enough to be a decisive factor when figuring out where to settle down in Cambodia?
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Re: Where to Live?

Post by Rain Dog » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:51 pm

Flexnez wrote:
Rain Dog wrote: --- The Penh if you require any type of real infrastructure (health care etc)
Really, which health care facilities in Phnom Penh would you deem good enough to be a decisive factor when figuring out where to settle down in Cambodia?
Sen Sok (spelling?) and Royal Rattanak would be choices in a situation where I could not make it to Bangkok. Outside the Penh you are really rolling the dice.
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Re: Where to Live?

Post by flying chicken » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:39 pm

nightmare.believer wrote:
EdinWigan wrote:
nightmare.believer wrote:
EdinWigan wrote:I am currently thinking Siem Reap, thoughts?
Why Siem Reap? Why?

It seemed a nice place
I didn't get that impression about the place. I thought it would be irritating living there. I thought about living there, but only if I was going to learn more about the ruins. Specifically, what was nice about the place?
Because it is better than being on a bar stool everyday.
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Re: Where to Live?

Post by nightmare.believer » Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:40 am

Flexnez wrote:
Rain Dog wrote: --- The Penh if you require any type of real infrastructure (health care etc)
Really, which health care facilities in Phnom Penh would you deem good enough to be a decisive factor when figuring out where to settle down in Cambodia?
Now, now...Rain Dog's right, but not really. Deciding on the health care options of one of those places over the other is like saying that you want a woman, but you don't want or have the time to get to Bangkok. What you are left with is the option of either getting a handjob from an older woman with two broken arms or going all in with a much older woman who is semi-divorced with kids....and grandkids.
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Re: Where to Live?

Post by giblet » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:57 am

I've recently relocated to Siem Reap after several years in Phnom Penh. If you need a break from city life, it offers great middle ground. A house with a big yard here is the same price as an apartment in Phnom Penh. You get the benefits of feeling like you live in the countryside, but you can be in town in a five or ten minutes and you still have access to the cheese selection at Angkor Mart. So it's a best of both worlds situation.
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Re: Where to Live?

Post by nightmare.believer » Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:58 am

giblet wrote:I've recently relocated to Siem Reap after several years in Phnom Penh. If you need a break from city life, it offers great middle ground. A house with a big yard here is the same price as an apartment in Phnom Penh. You get the benefits of feeling like you live in the countryside, but you can be in town in a five or ten minutes and you still have access to the cheese selection at Angkor Mart. So it's a best of both worlds situation.
How long would it take you to walk from your apartment to Pub Street?
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Re: Where to Live?

Post by giblet » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:19 am

nightmare.believer wrote:
giblet wrote:I've recently relocated to Siem Reap after several years in Phnom Penh. If you need a break from city life, it offers great middle ground. A house with a big yard here is the same price as an apartment in Phnom Penh. You get the benefits of feeling like you live in the countryside, but you can be in town in a five or ten minutes and you still have access to the cheese selection at Angkor Mart. So it's a best of both worlds situation.
How long would it take you to walk from your apartment to Pub Street?
Not sure, probably 40 minutes? Close enough to town for a $2 tuk tuk ride, far enough that no one minds that I have a flock of ducks and geese in my yard.
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Re: Where to Live?

Post by Jacobincambodia » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:48 am

Anyone live in Sihanoukville? I'd love to hear first-hand experiences.
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