Kampot - costs of living

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Re: Kampot - costs of living

Post by frank lee bent » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:37 pm

is that a subjective observation?
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Re: Kampot - costs of living

Post by prahkeitouj » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:15 pm

I ate different restuarants( on the street too). It might cost 8$x30= 240$ per month. Just for eating. But I enjoy staying there.
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Re: Kampot - costs of living

Post by KampotBound » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:03 am

frank lee bent wrote:get a maple leaf on your bag and then you can get away with murder.
I have done that on several trips overseas...
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Re: Kampot - costs of living

Post by KampotBound » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:08 am

frank lee bent wrote:Kampot itself has increasingly become the last resort for those too unbalanced for Sihanoukville.
Lots of mumblers and the occasional shouter.
Sonja Kill Hospital there has a very good reputation despite the name.
Interesting, I thought it was kind of the other way round. Seeing as how Kampot is a sleepy town compared to SHV. At least when I last visited.

Is Kampot getting full of jacked up yaba yahoos running around screaming about snakes in their pants?
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Re: Kampot - costs of living

Post by KampotBound » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:13 am

PSD-Kiwi wrote:I wouldn't go as far as calling it hipster heaven, yea theres a few, but it's main (foreigner) demographics tend to be stinky dreadlocked backpackers and retirees.

If I were to call anywhere in Cambodia hipster heaven, it would be Siem Reap, BKK1, Toul Sleng, Boueng Kak and TTP.
This I don't like reading. I'll have to ask my buddy about this, he's none too fond of the "dreadlocked" white kids, and neither am I. If so... Maybe Kep? I can't see doing SR - too dusty, too hot, but i need to spend more time there. I may have had a bad couple weeks there that I shouldn't base opinion upon. It was brutal there vs. Kampot when I last stayed.
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Re: Kampot - costs of living

Post by KampotBound » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:18 am

So, if Kampot has been overrun since my last stay, does anyone have a suggestion for an area that's more like the older, sleepier Kampot (2012 - 2013)?

Kep is the only place I can think of... But most of you know the country better than myself. I didn't like SHV much.

I still going to test out Kampot, but if I see more than a couple backpacks a day... Probably will be moving along... Or at least be staying outside of town.

Thanks!
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Re: Kampot - costs of living

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:27 am

KampotBound wrote:
PSD-Kiwi wrote:I wouldn't go as far as calling it hipster heaven, yea theres a few, but it's main (foreigner) demographics tend to be stinky dreadlocked backpackers and retirees.

If I were to call anywhere in Cambodia hipster heaven, it would be Siem Reap, BKK1, Toul Sleng, Boueng Kak and TTP.
This I don't like reading. I'll have to ask my buddy about this, he's none too fond of the "dreadlocked" white kids, and neither am I. If so... Maybe Kep? I can't see doing SR - too dusty, too hot, but i need to spend more time there. I may have had a bad couple weeks there that I shouldn't base opinion upon. It was brutal there vs. Kampot when I last stayed.

I am heading up to northern Cambodia next month, have a lead on 15,000 Sq of property ON the Mekong :beer3:

ON the Kampot FB page the other day was a beautiful wooden house on the river outside town for only $250
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Re: Kampot - costs of living

Post by bolueeleh » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:25 am

1.5 ha, nice, what do u intend to do with this land? flooding prone?
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Re: Kampot - costs of living

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:54 am

bolueeleh wrote:1.5 ha, nice, what do u intend to do with this land? flooding prone?
from what i understand flooding is now controlled by the Chinese Lol
My friends resort in Thailand, same river, https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Revie ... vince.html

45 minutes away,
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Re: Kampot - costs of living

Post by bolueeleh » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:27 am

nice, so u intend to do the same?
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