Do backpackers shower?

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Re: Do backpackers shower?

Post by sigmoid » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:12 pm

Mention "backpackers" on any of these forums and suddenly everybody gets on their High Horse with their "holier-than-thou" attitudes.

But, at any rate, have a bit of faith in the universe and maybe some cute Korean girls will show up.
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Re: Do backpackers shower?

Post by willyhilly » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:15 pm

Good work with the music clips Jamie, much more interesting than the dorm debate. How's your khmer going?
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Re: Do backpackers shower?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:25 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
TheGrinchSR wrote:I honestly had no idea that anyone beyond university age would even consider sleeping in a dorm. I'd rather sleep on the street than with a bunch of backpackers. It was bad enough being in a dorm at school and there I was sharing with royalty and members of the modern aristocracy's children.
1: University age goes up to about 30 these days.
2/Royal children fart in bed and have stink-foot as much as anyone else AFAIK. Lol. And isn't the point of dormitory-living in boarding schools to install some kind of character and make you more tolerant of others ?

A lot of younger backpackers want dorms these days. (Source: more and more dorms available in Cambodia , so there's a market.) I'm not sure why ? To meet and hang out with similar people to themselves probably. I think I was about 21 last time I used a dorm. After that, you don't have so much in common, so no point really.
there is a new wave of flashpackers about over recent years that want to be hippy but come with a wad of cash, kind of defeats the object really, they mainly stick to thailand though, thank god

the new fashionable thing to do on facebook these days is "fuck it im getting away from this shit hole, im off travelling to thailand"......"how long you going for?"......"3 weeks"....."so a holiday then :facepalm: "

its all the same people that ruined the Festival scene in england, now theyve got bored of that the new cool thing to do is go "Traveling", they feel like its traveling because theyre used to a 1 week blow out in Ibiza or Magaluf, and theres also "culture n shit"

haha sorry, i was getting a bit ranty, i had to get up at 5am for Boxing this morning, think id best go for a massage lol

tbh though somewhere between the smelly hippies and the flashpackers, i have come across some great people travelling,
i met a new guy from Wales the other night actually whilst i was waiting for some food, only been in town a day or 2 so i took him under my wing and shew him all around SHV and introduced him to some of my friends, and 1 actually gave him job at their bar, think he might stick around a while 8)
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Re: Do backpackers shower?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:30 pm

willyhilly wrote:Good work with the music clips Jamie, much more interesting than the dorm debate. How's your khmer going?
thanks :)
its coming on along well, picked up a fair few new words since being back and can hold conversations better than i could before, im currently in PP for a few nights boxing and for the k440 meet up thats meant to be happening tomorrow,
when i get back to shv im getting in touch with a khmer tutor that a few people gave me the details for to try and get me learning some more advanced stuff, if anyone wants his details drop me a pm and i will forward them on, ive had a few people recommend him
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Re: Do backpackers shower?

Post by TheGrinchSR » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:04 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
TheGrinchSR wrote:I honestly had no idea that anyone beyond university age would even consider sleeping in a dorm. I'd rather sleep on the street than with a bunch of backpackers. It was bad enough being in a dorm at school and there I was sharing with royalty and members of the modern aristocracy's children.
1: University age goes up to about 30 these days.
2/Royal children fart in bed and have stink-foot as much as anyone else AFAIK. Lol. And isn't the point of dormitory-living in boarding schools to install some kind of character and make you more tolerant of others ?

A lot of younger backpackers want dorms these days. (Source: more and more dorms available in Cambodia , so there's a market.) I'm not sure why ? To meet and hang out with similar people to themselves probably. I think I was about 21 last time I used a dorm. After that, you don't have so much in common, so no point really.
1. Umm... yeah, the tragedy of the infantilization of the world.
2. No, the point of going to a boarding school and staying in a dorm is so that you never, ever have to share again afterwards. The character development bit is supposed to turn you into someone who can earn a decent salary and provide for themselves in style - mainly because you learn how shit living with other people actually is.
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Re: Do backpackers shower?

Post by TheGrinchSR » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:10 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:are you a bit of a Toffy Mr. Grinch?? :hattip:
:lol:
Quite possibly. ;-) No, I was a scholarship kid in one of the world's most expensive schools. Both my parents started life on council estates (in my mother's case - she was also a post-world war immigrant kid) and neither (until incredibly recently - mum was in her late 50s when she finished her degree) was a university graduate. I was taught to work as a kid and make things happen if I wanted them. I've never used the old school tie to get a job or even open a door to a job (though I did once use it to rent a house when I was a long-haired metalhead in my youth) either.
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Re: Do backpackers shower?

Post by SinnSisamouth » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:16 pm

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Re: Do backpackers shower?

Post by bkktrapper » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:13 pm

TheGrinchSR wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:are you a bit of a Toffy Mr. Grinch?? :hattip:
:lol:
Quite possibly. ;-) No, I was a scholarship kid in one of the world's most expensive schools. Both my parents started life on council estates (in my mother's case - she was also a post-world war immigrant kid) and neither (until incredibly recently - mum was in her late 50s when she finished her degree) was a university graduate. I was taught to work as a kid and make things happen if I wanted them. I've never used the old school tie to get a job or even open a door to a job (though I did once use it to rent a house when I was a long-haired metalhead in my youth) either.

What's the busiest late night bar now in SR?
Many barangs getting paid nowadays ?
Heard they are mostly catering to Chinese package tourists nowadays.
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Re: Do backpackers shower?

Post by TheGrinchSR » Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:17 pm

bkktrapper wrote:
TheGrinchSR wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:are you a bit of a Toffy Mr. Grinch?? :hattip:
:lol:
Quite possibly. ;-) No, I was a scholarship kid in one of the world's most expensive schools. Both my parents started life on council estates (in my mother's case - she was also a post-world war immigrant kid) and neither (until incredibly recently - mum was in her late 50s when she finished her degree) was a university graduate. I was taught to work as a kid and make things happen if I wanted them. I've never used the old school tie to get a job or even open a door to a job (though I did once use it to rent a house when I was a long-haired metalhead in my youth) either.

What's the busiest late night bar now in SR?
Many barangs getting paid nowadays ?
Heard they are mostly catering to Chinese package tourists nowadays.
No idea.... I've been out of SR for 3 months (in CM in Thailand now). I hear that this has been a really bad high season for expat/Western tourist facing bars, clubs and restaurants in SR and that yes, it's Chinese package tourists and that's about it for the tourism industry. I suspect that they got a big boost when the whole "Angkor Wat must be seen!" thing kicked off a few years ago but that the people - who do that kind of tourism - have pretty much all done it now. There's not much repeat visit potential in Siem Reap (and I really love the place) when all is said and done. It needs more actual attractions than the temples to deliver that and while Koh Ker, Banteay Chhmar, Preah Vihear, etc. are all awesome - most people don't like temples enough to base a return on the promise of different temples either.
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