You've travelled, so what made you choose Cambodia over the rest?

This is a part of our Cambodia forums to chat about anything, whether it relates to Cambodia or not. This discussion forum is at the top of our site because it's usually the busiest part of the expat community chatter with random topics on just about everything, including expat life, Khmer politics, Cambodian blogs we have or have come across, or whatever else our members want to discuss. Whether you're an expatriate, tourist, Cambodian or random traveler just passing through South East Asia, you are welcome to talk about anything or start new topics yourselves.
User avatar
hanno
Expatriate
Posts: 3473
Joined: Fri May 16, 2014 12:37 pm
Karma: 439
Location: Siem Reap
Contact:
Germany

Re: You've travelled, so what made you choose Cambodia over the rest?

Post by hanno » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:38 pm

OKW wrote:
hanno wrote:Work. Most of my work isn now in Vietnam and Laos but I still prefer to be based here. Easily accessible airport, frequent flights, nowhere near the pollution or traffic of HCMC or Ha Noi. I am getting a little tired of Temple Town, I was watching an endless parade of Hipsters last afternoon, but a quick trip to Vietnam quickly gets me over it.
hanno wrote:Work. Most of my work isn now in Vietnam and Laos but I still prefer to be based here. Easily accessible airport, frequent flights, nowhere near the pollution or traffic of HCMC or Ha Noi. I am getting a little tired of Temple Town, I was watching an endless parade of Hipsters last afternoon, but a quick trip to Vietnam quickly gets me over it.
Laos is really nice as well, Vietnam is busy and pushy.
Laos is really nice, agreed. However, to work there has its challenges: people are way laid back and the government is very bureaucratic.
OKW
Expatriate
Posts: 430
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:07 am
Karma: 6
Location: worldwide
Angola

Re: You've travelled, so what made you choose Cambodia over the rest?

Post by OKW » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:45 pm

hanno wrote:
OKW wrote:
hanno wrote:Work. Most of my work isn now in Vietnam and Laos but I still prefer to be based here. Easily accessible airport, frequent flights, nowhere near the pollution or traffic of HCMC or Ha Noi. I am getting a little tired of Temple Town, I was watching an endless parade of Hipsters last afternoon, but a quick trip to Vietnam quickly gets me over it.
hanno wrote:Work. Most of my work isn now in Vietnam and Laos but I still prefer to be based here. Easily accessible airport, frequent flights, nowhere near the pollution or traffic of HCMC or Ha Noi. I am getting a little tired of Temple Town, I was watching an endless parade of Hipsters last afternoon, but a quick trip to Vietnam quickly gets me over it.
Laos is really nice as well, Vietnam is busy and pushy.
Laos is really nice, agreed. However, to work there has its challenges: people are way laid back and the government is very bureaucratic.
fully agree, still prefer those challenges over the ones they face daily in Europe. Lots of good restaurants in little Viantienne.
User avatar
hanno
Expatriate
Posts: 3473
Joined: Fri May 16, 2014 12:37 pm
Karma: 439
Location: Siem Reap
Contact:
Germany

Re: You've travelled, so what made you choose Cambodia over the rest?

Post by hanno » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:08 pm

I think even more in LP, where I will be next week:-)
OKW
Expatriate
Posts: 430
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:07 am
Karma: 6
Location: worldwide
Angola

Re: You've travelled, so what made you choose Cambodia over the rest?

Post by OKW » Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:57 pm

hanno wrote:I think even more in LP, where I will be next week:-)
LP is beautiful, so is VV. About half way up from Vientianne by road. BTW, I had some extensive dental work done in Vientianne, it was great. Almost free, they charge a minor fee plus the material. Works a bit like in Cuba. It is at the Vientianne Dental University, big clinic with lots of students and their supervisory dentists working alongside.
User avatar
Jamie_Lambo
The Cool Boxing Guy
Posts: 12133
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:34 am
Karma: 1044
Location: Pig Penh
Contact:
Great Britain

Re: You've travelled, so what made you choose Cambodia over the rest?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:06 pm

you know sometimes when you meet someone for the first time and you just "click" and become instant best pals.... yeah that happened
:tophat: Mean Dtuk Mean Trei, Mean Loy Mean Srey
Punchy McShortstacks School of Hard Knocks :x
snookieboi
Expatriate
Posts: 148
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:29 pm
Karma: 4

Re: You've travelled, so what made you choose Cambodia over the rest?

Post by snookieboi » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:36 pm

Thanks guys/girls, for the great replies. No doubt that there is something about Cambodia that makes it more 'settleable' than the rest, for a great many. Cambodia is a special kinda place indeed.

BUMP!! :beer3:
Another hip beach day on the snook!
User avatar
Hotdigr
Expatriate
Posts: 1002
Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 12:22 pm
Karma: 65

Re: You've travelled, so what made you choose Cambodia over the rest?

Post by Hotdigr » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:51 pm

What made me choose Cambodia over the rest -
1/The freedom of life.
2/The simplicity of life.
3 The exoticism and excitement off life.
4/ The fact you have to stand on your own two feet to make it work here.
5/ The people, both expat and Khmer.
6/ and YES, how bloody cheap it is!
I'm in Australia now, first time in 4 and 1/2 years. This place is so fukn sterile, so bland, so regulated,so boring, so fukn expensive. Its "culture" is all about ME, fuk everyone else.
I've been here for 5 days now, remember why I left the place and can't wait to get back home on Sunday.
boozyoldman
Expatriate
Posts: 734
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:50 pm
Karma: 42
Western Sahara

Re: You've travelled, so what made you choose Cambodia over the rest?

Post by boozyoldman » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:58 pm

On TOF a few years ago, someone referred to the current visa rules as being "a mad social experiment" and that about sums things up.

It is mildly surprising that nobody has mentioned recreational drugs or the possibilities of carnal adventures and/or romance (so far.)
chiltern
Expatriate
Posts: 48
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:53 pm
Karma: 3
Great Britain

Re: You've travelled, so what made you choose Cambodia over the rest?

Post by chiltern » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:03 pm

I arrived twelve years ago to work fell in love with a bar girl and ten years on we are still together
Anchor Moy
Expatriate
Posts: 7704
Joined: Wed May 28, 2014 11:37 pm
Karma: 556
Tokelau

Re: You've travelled, so what made you choose Cambodia over the rest?

Post by Anchor Moy » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:32 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:you know sometimes when you meet someone for the first time and you just "click" and become instant best pals.... yeah that happened
:thumb: And you wonder what took you so long to get here... :beer2:
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bittermelon, bobsboots, darayd, Deefer, Google [Bot], helen.godwin, John Bingham, Paddyzola, PSD-Kiwi, Sidewalker, username and 253 guests