What made you stay in Cambodia?

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What made you stay in Cambodia?

Post by Queef » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:22 pm

Some of you said that feminism and socialist ideas are undermining the well-being of beta males/ incels in the west. Others said that they could no longer afford living in the west. Some of you like Brody seem to want Khmer women for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Besides all that, what made you stay in Cambodia? What made you fall in love with the place?
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Re: What made you stay in Cambodia?

Post by timmydownawell » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:58 pm

50c beers and ring tab prizes.
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Re: What made you stay in Cambodia?

Post by clutchcargo » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:01 pm

I guess to sum it up,

I feel 'alive' here...back home is the opposite..clean, clinical, quiet, expected..ehh, 'unalive'. There's a sort of grittiness about living in asia..a hive of activity and seeing things that surprise you from time to time.. There's never a dull moment here. And less rules and regulations.

For the same money, I live like a king relatively speaking.. no cooking and cleaning and the hardest decision of the day is deciding where to go eat.. Great variety of restaurants and wine at very reasonable prices in PP.

My younger, cute, slim gf aka Mrs Cargo who hasn't lost her femininity and is very loving in an unselfish and undemanding way.

The khmers that are warm and friendly and accepting of foreigners.

I like the warmer weather except for April, May. :dm:
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Re: What made you stay in Cambodia?

Post by Patcan » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:10 pm

Cheap easy one-year visa, low cost of living, proximity to Thailand and a few pals here.
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Re: What made you stay in Cambodia?

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:27 pm

Not me, i moved away in 2009
BUT
Scott Neeson gave up his career as an executive at Fox (where he oversaw the international releases of such blockbusters as Titanic and Braveheart) then Sony after a life-changing experience in 2003. While on a trip to Cambodia, a friend told Neeson he had to visit the Stung Meanchey garbage dump outside Phnom Penh. What he found were crowds of desperate children searching for food in the refuse of a poor, war-ravaged nation.
After returning home, he decided to leave his $1 million-a-year job (including bonuses) at Sony Pictures Releasing International -- where he had been senior executive vp marketing -- sell all he had and move to Cambodia full-time. There, the single Neeson set up the Cambodian Children's Fund to feed, shelter and educate impoverished children.
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Re: What made you stay in Cambodia?

Post by John Bingham » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:23 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:27 pm
Not me, i moved away in 2009
You were here for a whole year I believe. Enough of that, can you please tell us more about the greatness of Thailand?
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Re: What made you stay in Cambodia?

Post by clutchcargo » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:45 pm

Last week's 6.3 earthquake in the Philippines was a reminder to me of what we probably take for granted here ie the relative lack of natural disasters. Sure there is flooding but at least Cambodia escapes earthquakes, volcanos and typhoons. This is despite the obvious attraction of english being widely spoken.
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Re: What made you stay in Cambodia?

Post by John Bingham » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:10 pm

It's always summertime here, and the living is easy. I like the way I can interact with people here, there's a lot of life lived out on the streets. There are things I really like about my home town, it's incredibly clean and has parks all over the place, it's on the coast but there are mountains a short drive away. At the same time the whole place looks like a ghost town most of the time, even in the center city. There are far more beggars and just generally annoying twats around too.


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Re: What made you stay in Cambodia?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:43 pm

i loved the edgy raw wild west feel, whilst it was also equally charming, although it doesnt feel the same anymore lately...
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Re: What made you stay in Cambodia?

Post by mouytiet » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:03 am

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