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by timmydownawell
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Yikes,it's the gripes !
Replies: 25
Views: 573
Cambodia

Re: Yikes,it's the gripes !

As a pedestrian, I find Phnom Penh very navigable and easy to get around. No need for a vehicle. Drivers are all insane, crossing roads and intersections can be stressful and dangerous. But as a pedestrian, I feel safer walking than when riding on the back of a motorbike or tuk tuk. I walk pretty m...
by timmydownawell
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Air Asia flight turns back due to technical problems.
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Cambodia

Re: Air Asia flight turns back due to technical problems.

says right on the video; PILOT Actually it says CAPTAIN. And the person speaking does not actually identify themselves in the video. It is Channel Seven that credits it as the captain. Anyway as I said previously I had read elsewhere it was actually a cabin crew member (purser or chief flight atten...
by timmydownawell
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Air Asia flight turns back due to technical problems.
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Cambodia

Re: Air Asia flight turns back due to technical problems.

Holy crap. A flying washing machine indeed. And a half hour of that before landing again, hopefully right-side up. It does say something about aircraft engineering that a plane can hold itself together while shaking violently. That shuddering was nothing compared to the forces the wings and tail mu...
by timmydownawell
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Air Asia flight turns back due to technical problems.
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Cambodia

Re: Air Asia flight turns back due to technical problems.

Pilot says he is scared; https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/989580-an-air-asia-pilot-has-told-his-passengers-he-was-scared-and-they-should-pray-when-their-plane-started-to-violently-shake%C2%A0/ scary shit I read another report which said it was one of the cabin crew - not the pilot - who told th...
by timmydownawell
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Newsworthy
Topic: Cambodia's mass faintings in the media
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Cambodia

Re: Cambodia's mass faintings in the media

30-something degree heat, toxic glue fumes, what could go wrong?
by timmydownawell
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Thoughts on Tuk Tuk hailing
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Cambodia

Re: Thoughts on Tuk Tuk hailing

hanno wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:29 pm
What gets me is that when you don't need a Tuk-tuk, there will be dozens outside my house soliciting for my business; the day I do actually need one there is never a one in sight.... This phenomenon is not restricted to Tuk-tuks, mind.
Quite true. Murphy's law in action.
by timmydownawell
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Thoughts on Tuk Tuk hailing
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Cambodia

Re: Thoughts on Tuk Tuk hailing

the hand wobble normally does the trick aye This. A little "no thanks" wave off. No point in being rude or ignoring them. If I need to go somewhere I'll use a motodop (regular guy if he's there). Only time I need a tuk tuk is if I'm carrying something I can't take on a moto - which is 100% travelli...
by timmydownawell
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Getting Your Fill
Topic: Nyam nyam. It's tarantula season in Cambodia.
Replies: 11
Views: 182
Cambodia

Re: Nyam nyam. It's tarantula season in Cambodia.

I've seen them at the market... haven't tried one yet but think maybe they're better freshly fried than when they've been sitting for a while and cold?
by timmydownawell
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Drivers Don’t See Red With New Traffic Lights in Capital
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Cambodia

Re: Drivers Don’t See Red With New Traffic Lights in Capital

I don't understand why they have activated the new lights at intersections that already had them before, instead of starting with the intersections that didn't previously but desperately needed them. Oh wait... yes... Cambodia. nvm I've noticed major improvements with the new lights in two places s...
by timmydownawell
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Drivers Don’t See Red With New Traffic Lights in Capital
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Cambodia

Re: Drivers Don’t See Red With New Traffic Lights in Capital

I don't understand why they have activated the new lights at intersections that already had them before, instead of starting with the intersections that didn't previously but desperately needed them. Oh wait... yes... Cambodia. nvm

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