This Is Not My Beautiful House, This Is Not . . .

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This Is Not My Beautiful House, This Is Not . . .

Post by Username Taken » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:36 pm

This is not the Phnom Penh that I first called home so many years ago.




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Re: This Is Not My Beautiful House, This Is Not . . .

Post by finbar » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:43 pm

That latter video seems to show some of the best of the new.
The reality seems much worse to me.
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Re: This Is Not My Beautiful House, This Is Not . . .

Post by GTC7 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:51 am

It all depends where you live, just like anywhere. Stay in a high rise condo and shop at Western style supermarkets and your Phnom Penh may be very different than others living next to a shit river sewer in a wooden shack and 10 people inside.
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Re: This Is Not My Beautiful House, This Is Not . . .

Post by Username Taken » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:40 pm

GTC7 wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:51 am
It all depends where you live, just like anywhere. Stay in a high rise condo and shop at Western style supermarkets and your Phnom Penh may be very different than others living next to a shit river sewer in a wooden shack and 10 people inside.
My point being (in part) that there were no 'high rise condos' at that time.
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Re: This Is Not My Beautiful House, This Is Not . . .

Post by GTC7 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:48 pm

Right, I was replying actually to finbar talking about "reality being so much worse".

I agree, even my first trip to Asia in 2006 and EVERYTHING looked different. Traffic was so much less too, Phnom Penh then looked like Kampot does now, maybe even less.
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