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Old 12-31-2013, 03:03 AM   #1
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7 Reasons Why You Really Shouldn't Move to Cambodia

A funny article and a good read, whether you are contemplating retiring to Cambodia or not!

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A funny article and a good read, whether you are contemplating retiring to Cambodia or not!

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Hysterical. likely a lot of truth. When I was younger and off and on working in third world countries (not Asia) this pretty much would have summed up my ideas. The main plus seem to be an opportunity to sleep with women who thought and acted differently from those at home.

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That was funny? Seemed dead serious to me!
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Hysterical. likely a lot of truth. When I was younger and off and on working in third world countries (not Asia) this pretty much would have summed up my ideas. The main plus seem to be an opportunity to sleep with women who thought and acted differently from those at home.

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That was funny? Seemed dead serious to me!
Funny or serious, he did a huge disservice to Cambodia and its people with his articles (I read the others ones, too). Having grown up in a third world country (at the time), I see a bit of parallel to what Cambodia and its people are going through with the one I grew up in. It may have been funny to the writer, or readers but there's a lot of tragedy behind what the articles portray. I shouldn't have laughed too hard in retrospect.
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I found it insensitive and disrespectful, and it have never visited Cambodia.


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Funny or serious, he did a huge disservice to Cambodia and its people with his articles (I read the others ones, too). Having grown up in a third world country (at the time), I see a bit of parallel to what Cambodia and its people are going through with the one I grew up in. It may have been funny to the writer, or readers but there's a lot of tragedy behind what the articles portray. I shouldn't have laughed too hard in retrospect.
If the idea was to discourage drugged out low income US expats from relocating there he might have done them (Cambodia) a favor.

I didn't laugh at all.
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There was a time when Cambodia was a lot less fun than it is now...and it wasn't too long ago. Most of my buddies came back with European wives instead.
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It was supposed to be funny, but more sarcastic than funny. Going there for a river cruise on the Mekong next month. The issues in the article won't effect us.
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I really need that visit to the ophthalmologist--I thought this was the forward a friend sent me, about reasons not to move to another country that starts with "Ca...", with things like this
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They still write articles like this? I imagine this was aimed at the white male audience? Half brown children?? Really
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I wish I could get back the 10 minutes of my life I spent reading that article.
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I hear you but it's all true. I've been to many 3rd world countrie and the writer accurately portrays life in many if not all 3rd world countries. It's so hilarious and I feel bad for laughing so hard because it's really a description of what it's like to live in a poor country which is no laughing matter.
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I hear you but it's all true. I've been to many 3rd world countrie and the writer accurately portrays life in many if not all 3rd world countries. It's so hilarious and I feel bad for laughing so hard because it's really a description of what it's like to live in a poor country which is no laughing matter.
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I have had Khmer440 on a bookmark for a while, and have read and enjoyed this guy's articles before. On his twitter profile he describes himself:
"Las Vegas-based neurotic traveler. Mostly to Southeast Asia. Sometimes I write smart ass articles about Cambodia"

You might also want to check out:

7 Reasons Why You Should “Friend” Cambodian Women on Facebook
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7 Reasons Why You Should Never “Friend” Cambodian Women on Facebook
or to find his other articles click on his name.

Maybe soon he will have another article on 7 Reasons Why You Should Move to Cambodia. Seriously!

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If the idea was to discourage drugged out low income US expats from relocating there he might have done them (Cambodia) a favor.

I didn't laugh at all.
Sadly, you are correct. There are a lot of these drugged out low income expats frequenting the bar scene there. If you stay around the tourist bars you will see them. But this is not the whole story. I know an American surgeon who used to go there once a year to help burn victims. He eventually chose to live there and setup a medical practice. There are many other expats, from UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the US. They setup businesses, work in NGOs and try to be a positive influence in the world.

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It was supposed to be funny, but more sarcastic than funny. Going there for a river cruise on the Mekong next month. The issues in the article won't effect us.
You will love it! I have been to Cambodia a dozen times and Jan/Feb is my favorite time of the year. Its the dry season and relatively cool. I don't know what your schedule is but if you are in Phnom Penh and plan to go to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat, take the speedboat to up the Tonle Sap to Siem Reap, its an unforgettable experience. Angkor Wat is purported to be the largest temple complex in the world, and rightly should be on everyone's bucket list. FYI, the Tonle Sap merges with the Mekong at Phnom Penh. It is the only river in the world that I know of that reverses direction depending on the time of year!

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I hear you but it's all true. I've been to many 3rd world countrie and the writer accurately portrays life in many if not all 3rd world countries. It's so hilarious and I feel bad for laughing so hard because it's really a description of what it's like to live in a poor country which is no laughing matter.
From all I have seen, an expat can live a healthy happy full life in Cambodia if that is what their passion is. Even raise a family. But if your only reason to go there is living cheaply, alcohol sex and drugs, you probably will be miserable and die young, not only in Cambodia, but anywhere in the world.
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Just got back from Siem Reap. Loved it and thinking about possibly living there for a while.
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Somehow Cambodia is the place du jour, as Bangkok was a couple years back. Does anyone think Cambodia is somehow immune to the kind of unrest that is now in Thailand?

I think that sometimes internet denizens have a 10 minute memory.

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