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    cybie back to Asia II

    Quick update. Heading back to Cambo in 7 days. So I thought I would start up my new thread with Cambo experiences, thoughts.

    Only things planned are PP for a few days, Kampot/Kep and the Sihanoukville yet again. Back too PP and then back to London.

    Relstionship still working out good.

    Anyone in PP 3rd/4th Dec?

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    Have a good trip. and look forward to your tales.

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    Looking forward to it. Am in the planning stages myself.

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    Qatar airways/Phnom Penh

    Sunday 2nd/Monday3rd December.

    I usually fly Cathay Pacific although I have also flown Singapore before. Been ever so happy with these two airlines, but when I actually came to book, the flight prices had been jacked up. Had considered Vietnam but in the end I got a great deal with Qatar Airways. The downside was a long layover in Doha but not the end of the world.

    Flew the dreamliner to Doha. Actually, I quite enjoyed it. Smoth flight, great service. Another airline I have no reservations about using.

    Right well, 6 hours to kill in Doha before my onward flight to Phnom penh Via Ho Chi Minh City. Cybies survival guide came in handy here.

    *As a traveller, it is okay to hang out in the smoking cubicle
    *As a traveller it is okay to smoke.
    *As a traveller it is okay to hang out in the smoking cubicle and smoke out of boredom with a book in your hand.

    Guess what I did? Yep, smoked. Actually only spent about $3 whilst I was there on a couple of cokes. The downside was I had forgotton to pack a clean t-shirt for my transiting smokey one.

    Also, can people not read signs or listen to what is being spoken? The advertised flight that was boarding here was my flight. However, people were trying to get in for all sorts of random flights. WTF? Are people that stupid. I also kid you not, 1 bus load of people actually boarded a big airbus (I forget the name but something like an A330 maybe. There was hardly anyone on. Well, first I got to Vietnam on an otherwise uneventful flight and waited about an hour for the plane to be quickly cleaned and passengers to disembark before continuing on to Phnom Penh.

    Dam it, horror set in. I had just realised I forgot my Photo. I knew I was gonna get scammed at the airport now but surprised as to what happened.

    Landed in Phnom Penh and I spoke to a one of the officers there who suggested that it was $5. I thought it was $3 so gave him $4. He never took my photo. Infact, I rushed through very quickly so I didn't kick up a fuss. It was like a fasttrack line.

    Didn't work out in my favour though as my suitcase was one of the last to come off. Finally, after trains/planes etc, 28 hours after I left home, I was finally in Phnom Penh. It was pretty cool, which was a good thing as I already stunk of cigarettes and sweat.

    Stayed in the Golden Boat again. A lot has changed since I was last there. They are on one of the main booking sites (agoda, I think) and are getting busier and the owner wasn't going to do the same deals as before but still got a room on the first floor for $15. Just not a big room. Quick bite to eat and sleep.

    Tuesday 4th December.


    Missus tries to wake me up but forget it. I have agreed that her mum and sisters and baby nephew can come for a few days too Kampot instead of us go to the village. I don't mind this as I don't fancy the trek to Kirivong and I like her mum and sister. About middayish, missus picks her mum and sisters up from the Orphanage my missus works at and they proceed to go to the Royal Palace. I decided against going because 1. I was tired and 2. I have done this before. So off I go to the Chiang Mai Restaurant. I love the Chicken soup there with bread and rice. The one guy who works there sees me and gives me a huge manhug. I have always looked after him and he always comments that I am a good guy to my missus.

    After lunch, and her tour to the Royal Palace, she picks me up and we head to the Olympic Stadium. I never get round to doing this so I decide this time to do it. It was good seeing Khmer people exercising and jogging. Also, it is free to get into. I am a big football fan so A chance to see a new Stadium is always good.

    We drop her family at the orphange after a Khmer dinner and I head back to get a bit of sleep.

    Wednesday 5th December.

    A more chiiled out day. We booked our travel to kampot. our guesthouse was all sorted out but the missus had some work to do before she went. So I was invited to the Orphanage. I duly went where she finished off before holiday and listened to a Khmer guy teach English. Actually, It wasn't as bad as I expected. Not as flluent as a proper Native speaking English person but acceptable. Her mum cooked chicken soup which she knows I like and roasted chicken. Really, it was amazing.

    In the end I played football with a lot of the children. For a fat person like myself it was not good, but I did myself proud and scored a great freekick and a goal with my left foot. Listen, it ain't the premiership but was my moment of glory, lol. It may not be much as I know many people volunteer to teach English and help the Children but I suppose in my own way playing football with the kids, is my own small way of giving something back.

    As we were coming back we passed a centre which looks like several small 5-a-side pitches. Anypne can verify this? And I saw the RCAF STADIUM. I am not sure that we can visit this but the next time I shall look.

    Back to the hotel for a superb Chiang mai Meal and to bed for the early start to Kampot.

    Thursday 6th December part 1

    The journey to Kampot started with me oversleeping. We were supposed to be at the bus drop of point for for 7 but got there at 7:07. No problem as our bus wasn't leaving until 7:30 anyway. We had to take a tuk tuk by the bus company to take us to the bus station. However Khmer time comes into play. as we were late, I refused to stop off for breakfast. She got back in the tuk tuk to get breakfast. WTF??? We don't have time as already late. She is gone and the tuk tuk guy who is supposed to take us to the bus station is moaning. Khmer time and my time doesn't work. I remember similar reservations with Thai time.

    The bus to Kampot was late anyway but was fine, I guess. Being the big star Trek geek, I read two pages of my big book and slept all the way to Kampot. I didn't even get off the bus at the break point.

    No time to carry on but I will do Kampot/Kep in the next day or so.

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    I thought I would add some other things. One night, I was asked by 3 Tuk tuk drivers if I wanted drugs. I am not sure if they wanted to sell me drugs or or shop to to the old bill but as I don't do drugs anyway, it didn't appeal.

    On the Wednesday morning, I felt lazy and had breakfast at the hotel. An ozzie offered me and a pissed up Englishman to go to his room and do a bong or something. Now, the hotel says no prostition and no drugs. So I don't get why people flaunt that law!!!

    The pissed up Englishman claimed to be the brother of GMTV's Fiona Phillips. Not that I watch that. The funniest thing was when he thought the missus was 35. She is actually 27 but bought a smile to my face... Not hers though. He was quite a plesant guy buy all means though. He was pissed at 10:30. After coming back from the orphanage, worse for wear I might add, he wad still drinking. When I think of the missus' face after that comment, I still chuckle.

    Back to my original point, are drugs becoming freely available here now? And what are the old bill doing to combat this? It was sad to see that.

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    Cambodia ?? Drugs ?? becoming freely available ?!?!?!

    You used to be able to buy big bags of weed in the market.. The pharmacies all sold codeine, morphine, ketamine, and most anything else you asked for.. The smack there is so strong it kills a few people every year who are not used to the dosing.. Yabba is everywhere and cheap.. About the only thing thats not much good there is the coke.

    People have been doing chemical holidays to Cambo for the last decade.. its a lot cleaner now.

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    I suppose people have. Tbh, I have never paid attention and don't remember being offered it... Well once before. I tend to stay away from that stuff and it just seems like in Asia you don't do drugs. You know about the consequences in Thailand/Vietnam/Malaysia and Singapore so I just assumed Cambo would be more ofbthe same.

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    Plenty of people openly smoking weed on the beaches in Sihanoukville...

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    And in town.. We used to ask people to only puff at the chairs outside the bar, and some even kicked a hissy fit at that as tho it should be their right to spark a joint inside the bar..

    Not hard to see which of the hyper girls at g pub / HoD / Pontoon at 4 am are having a little assistance to get through the night.

    All part of what makes Cambo Cambo tho, and not caused any kind of problem in the times I was there.. Would rather have a very stoned customer than a very drunk one as far as problems go. I think the harder drugs are becoming less visible. I used to know some wrong uns that were mostly Pattaya based who would head over just to spend a week monged.

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    Kampot.

    Thursday 5th December Part 2

    We got off the bus at Kampot. I always hate the fact that the tuk tuk drivers are already touting for business before you have even got off the bus. Especially you being a foreigner. I know they feel they can extort that extra dollar out of you but still, it would be nice to get sorted. Get your suitcase etc first.

    The bus stop was literally round the corner from the guest house and cost us 1usd to take myself, the missus, her two sisters and baby nephew there. One thing I never understand is I was carrying a knee injury from playing football. Nothing severe, but I do suffer from arthritis in both of my knees. I had aggravated it
    a bit playing football the previous day. But with the Khmer people they all seem to think that they should let the walking wounded on last. Also I am quite big and I struggled to get in.

    We checked in at the orchid bungalows. The street should be called bungalow street just simply because of the amount of bungalows there are there. One thing I did also notice was the amount of dogs that littered the street. The owner told us to be extra careful of one because he had bitten someone previously. Are the owners not liable? If you know your dog is vicious why do you let it roam free. Also accidents caused to the dogs because they lay down on the street.

    The dog at our Bungalow was called Lucky, and when the dog was awake he was nice as pie. Although there is big sign that says don't stroke the dog when the dog is sleeping. We checked in. Our bungalow was $18 with fan and aircon and her family's bungalow was $12 because they didn't have aircon. Came with hot water etc. In fact it was quite an idyllic place to stay. Table outside the room. so if you wanted to eat there, or in my case smoke, no issues.

    We had lunch at the hotel and looked into doing a tour too Bokor station. I had wanted to do this for a long time since I heard that the movie R-Point (A korean war/ghost Movie set during the Vietnam war) was filmed there. The tour was supposed to cost us $75 for 5 people. The nephew as he was only 2 got in for free. However the owner got us a deal and we got in for $50 for all of us. That was quite a result. The tour included lunch and bottled water.

    After a nice lunch, we took a tuk tuk to Kep so her mum could go and see the sea. We chose the right day as the next day was the start of a festival with Cambodia joining the beautiful beaches club or something. This was supposed to be a 5 day event and Kep was going to get very busy. We were lucky and headed there the day before.

    From what I can gather Kep is the Cambodian equivalent of Hua Hin. Kep was the retreat for the Phnom Penh rich and royalty. I could really dig Kep as a long term place. It had a very relaxed vibe. Tuks tuks weren't as pushy as Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville and we could relax. What was a bit of an eye opener for her sisters was they saw foreigners (who really shouldn't have) wearing bikinis. Something i think maybe a culture clash here. Many Khmer who don't see foreigners much won't have seen this and most Khmers tend to run into the sea fully clothed.

    Oh, and to elaborate on my a point I made. I don't disagree with women wearing bikinis here. On the right women it is nice... These women didn't wear them well and the blubber bulged everywhere.

    It was good to see the sisters playing in the water and even the little monkey. Her mum saw the sea. and it was fun.

    The night before in Phnom Penh, we were at the Chiang Mai restaurant. As we entered, an old American guy stopped me and asked if I had been to Kampot before. I Jokingly said no, must be some other good looking Englishman he was thinking off but I was heading there tomorrow. He laughed and said to enjoy my dinner. He later stopped by my table and dropped of a business card. He was the owner of Senor Sushi down in Kampot. A Mexican/Japanese place and invited me to stop buy.

    The tuk tuk cost $20 return to Kep. he waited several hours for us whilst we enjoyed the beach.

    When we got back, quick snooze before she went and bought dinner. I decided to try Senor Sushi out.

    So off I went on a moto down to the restaurant. I walked in. Quite a smallish bar but well decorated. Very welcoming. Probably a good expat haunt in all honesty. I bought myself a couple of burritos, Mexican rice, coleslaw and an Angkor for the sum of $4. Headcing back down bungalow street and luckily I was on a moto as Shawn, the owner, had advised to be wary of the dogs. Although he said the place itself was cool, more chilled out compared to snooky. He had lived there for about 3 years before moving to Kampot.

    As I got back to the Bungalow, Lucky growled and barked quite aggressively. at onw point I thought he was going to bite me. The owner was on hand who apologised but still had me shaken a little.
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    Bokor station.

    Friday 6th December

    We were doing our tour of Bokor today. I have read mixed things about it but I did want to see it. I overslept so no time for breakfast. Missus kept saying we have time but the reality was we didn't. On the minibus and we went to Bokor.

    It is about 20 - 30 km outside of Kampot and you have to go up a very steep and windy road to get to the top of the mountain. However the fews were spectacular. The landscape, the sea. it was simply breathtaking. Because of the festival in Kep, there was a lot of security and loads of cars/security coming down. We later learned that it was to do with dignitaries staying at Bokor Hill Casino. It also transpired we were not allowed in to the casino. Gutted as I wanted a flutter.

    We stopped halfway up the hill to make some photos of a statue. I thought it was Buddhist at first until I noticed the statue was female. Apparently, the statue was built as to protect the fisherman at sea. The statue looks out over the sea so they come home safely. Couple of ruined buildings were there as perhaps sentry posts for Bokor. However, they were ruined and being used by the military for the festival. We were still allowed to look around them.

    Headed to Bokor and what ruined it was there was a derelict church, the first to be built in Cambodia, which had writing scrawled across it. Mostly tourists saying that they were there and the Casino. In the midst of what could be an spooky site, is a great big Casino. Ruined the skyline.

    We looked around the church before continuing onto Bokor station. We were told to be careful inside as it wasn't completely safe. Even though I am a fat git, I still decided to look up top anyway. It would be better doing this at sunset as you coukld get a better feeling. During the day it lacked the power of being eery. We stopped now for lunch which was boiled rice with vegetables.

    After lunch we moved on to the waterfall which is nearby. spent some time there before being dropped of in Kampot.

    We stopped at the Rikitikitavi by the river in Kampot. we had 90 minutes to spend there before heading off to the sunset cruise. Her mum, sisters and nephew had gone back to the hotel but we stopped here. Realizing the time it was 4:20so we had to dash. Paid the bill and she announced she had to go toilet. I told her she needed to be quick as we will miss the boat tour. 4:34 she emerged. The tour guide said he could call the boat back but as the missus knows nothing about hurrying up, I declined.

    I coulda still made it but I told her it will teach her to be quick when needed. She got the right hump all day. Actually, it was quite nice as she didn't speak. We got back to the hotel, and I watched football for an hour uninterrupted. She came back and was happy again and went out and bought food. Lovely fried chicken and loads of rice.

    Saturday 7th/Sunday 8th

    Both these days were washouts really. I tried to go out and do something but I felt awful. Bit of a cold and coughing up Phlegm. I decided to stay in. Got to see Chelsea lose to stoke though... Great. Also Skyfall was on TV Sunday so I watched that. In the morning the missus had seen her family off. Her mum said she wanted to come to Phnom Penh before I left to cook me Chicken soup as a way of saying thank you but Kirivong to Phnom penh would take a good 5 hours by public transport. I didn't wish that on her.
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    Monday 9th December

    On the Sunday evening as we ordered food, I noticed another tour which included a salt farm, pepper plantation, the Phnom Chhouk caves and rabbit island. it was about $17 each and thought why not. I needed to get out. We headed first to to the salt farm. it was interesting seeing how they get the rice out of the water and how they stored it all. We then were going to Phnom Chhouk Caves when the tour guide changed his mind and took us to another caves. A Dutchman kicked up a stink about it. The tour guide (who I kid you not, called himself Shrek) took us to this other cave because it was more accessible for two of us who were sporting injuries. My knee was still giving me jib and an American women who not that long ago had an operation on her leg. For me a cave is a cave, but the Dutchman kicked up that we had to go back to Phnom Chhouk. I wasn't alone in condemning this action as the cave steps were easier for myself to climb. Most of the people really didn't care.

    So we drove to Phnom Chhouk which is marketed as a secret temple in the cave... It ain't that secret because we all knew about it. Apparently this temple precedes Angkor Wat. The Temple is ruined as there are stalagmites/stalactites going through the temple. The steps were steep but I made it up anyway.

    After this we headed to a Kampot pepper plantation. The tour guide explained it can take 4 years before pepper is ready to grow. and from these plantations it is exported to many countries including EU countries like France. Also we were advised that we needed to be careful where we bought pepper as some pepper is from the north and a cheaper substitute.

    We stoped for lunch at a seafood restaurant in Kep. By this point I am sunburnt and bitten to hell. The food was amazing. Barbequed fish. I was shocked at the size. I thought I had been given a large fish but it was a small one.

    After lunch we did the boat trip to Rabbit Island. You could pick up bungalows on the beach there for $7. Could make an interesting side trip although I may get bored after a while. Rabbit island is a 30 minute boat trip out of Kep and we spent about 90 minutes there before heading back. A good day out in all honesty.

    I am trying to figure out why it is called Rabbit Island as I didn't see a rabbit there at all.
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    Tuesday 10th December

    Despite a few things I have said about Sihanouk ville previously, I do love the place. The main beach ochuetal I think is waaaaay to to touristy and too many beggers.

    As Usual we stayed at the beach club. We usually spend $29 but as it is peak it cost $39. It took approximately 2 1/2 hours by minivan to get there. We got to the resort and our room was ready. Headed to the beach for breakfast and then relaxed around the pool for some of the afternoon. How nice was it swimming in cold water? I always have loved the service at Beach club which is why I always pay the little extra. Sometimes it is just nice to chill in the pool. relaxed,swam. The missus joined me and I was getting dirty looks of the western girl (She turned out to be English)

    Evening meal ensured at Moonshack 4. The guy remembered me from last year and was very accommodating. we had planned 4 nights doing no Tourist stuff. However, we decided to do the Ream National park tour. Loads of tours to Koh Rong were being offered. I don't recall seeing these before. Unless my memory is giving up the ghost a bit. Next time I may look at that. The price for Ream was $19 but the guy did both of us for $36. Bonus. Off to bed.

    Wednesday 11th December.

    I had an early morning dip in the pool. The English lady had gotten out and went up to management. I was called out of the pool by one guy to listen to the complaint.

    ĖL: The rules say no prostitution"

    Me: Yeah!

    EL: So Why do you have one?

    Me: One what?

    EL: A prostitute in your room!

    At this point I knew what she was referring to. However, I thought do I play it cool, or looklike an idiot and get aggressive.

    Me: Where would I hide her?

    EL: The girl you are with.

    Me: So you are making an assumption she is a hooker? What basis do you have for that fact?

    EL: well, erm....

    ME (interrupting): Are you saying all Khmer girls are prostitutes or just the ones with westerners?

    EL: That isn't what I meant.

    ME: But you stated she was a prostitue. Please tell me how you know this?

    EL: She must be to be with you, Pervert.

    ME: Now that is more like it. You are basing the fact I am with a Khmer girl as she is a prostitute and I am a pervert. So now can you be more specific please?

    El: I saw you looking at me in the pool.

    ME: You know, I am getting bored now. Okay, she isn't a prostitute, she works at an orphanage about 15mins from Phnom Penh airport... She also so happens to be my wife. I also was not looking at you as really you are not my type. For a starter you are a typical Englishwomen, extremely judgmental with fat thighs and a fat arse. Really you are just not my type.

    Her boyfriend pipped up but I responded by saying if she can be critical of me and my wife, she should be able to take some back. Thanked the guy and walked off with a small smirk on my face.

    We decided to head to Otres Beach after.

    Whilst we were there, the m,issus said she wasn't happy paing $39 a night.She wanted to be by the beach here. So she found the Mien Mien Guesthouse and booked one night there. Lesson she learned here was you pay for what you get.

    We walked around Otres beach and actually, I liked the vibe. Quite a few beautiful women here. Someone with a bit of game would find it easy to get laid here. We walked down the beach and found quite a plush looking place called queenco palm beach. The service was shocking, The owner had to get some staff to come to us. I ordered a Singapore sling. I have only had a decent one in Bangkok. This was no exeception. It was poor. The ice cream was more like strawberry bubblegum. The owner got irate with his staff as they were naff at their job and it seemed overpriced compared to other places.

    We had spent a few hours here and decided to head back to the hotel and pack. a quick dip in the pool and we knew we were off to Mien Mien Bungalow. I was not happy but I was hoping it would teach her a lesson here about Khmer/Western thinking about paying for what you get.

    We were walking towards the beach to our tuk tuk when we stopped at the Ibiza club. Don't foreigners need work permits to work in Cambo like Thailand? However when we said we were spending the next night here, we just wanted too look at the menu and see what was being served/prices etc, the guys there were happy to help. So friendly. The English guy supports QPR so we bantered a bit because I am a Chelsea fan. Said we would be back the next day and off we went. It has a much more chilled vibe. Not much begging, people happy to leave you browse. People happy to take an interest in you.

    Back to the hotel and a relaxing swim. Evils from English lady and off out for dinner. The spare ribs at moonshack are great... The chips leave a lot to be desired though. Pineapple shakes for $1. Lovely people, lovely food.
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    ALso, I have just noticed my dates are slightly out. I have edited some for now, but will do the rest later.

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    i can't believe that exchange!
    i would have absolutely ripper her to shreds

    literally, she would have left there in the fetal position from the verbal barrage
    and if her bf/husbands even dared to step in, well

    holy shit
    good on you handling it that way.....better man than me

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    Thursday 12th December.

    So after leaving my lovely Beach club with a pool hotel, we ended up at the Mien Mien Bungalow by otres beach. She got ripped of but this taught her a lesson here. We ended up paying $15 a night. No biggy. No hot shower, no air con, no TV. WTF? For $15 this is the least I expect. The hot water wasn't an issue for me.

    After an hour, the missus said: I don't like it here. To which she has learnt the lesson, you pay for what you get. Whilst she was not happy paying $39 a night we got a lot more for the cash and she has said she will never question my choice of hotels again. Result. So we hired a tuk tuk to find a new hotel. In the end we found the makara bungalows, down the road from the beach club with everything for $33. We paid for Friday night and back to Otres.

    We stopped of for a drink at the Ibiza beach club. The staff were explaining that they made the pasta there and the chef was from Spain.

    After a few hours lounging in the sea and on the beach, we went back to the room. Showered and sat outside until the sun set. She played Candy Crush and me being a sci fi geek carried on my Star Trek book. As the sun set, we walked to the beackh for a dip and a romantic evening at the Ibiza club. I ordered a lovely Lasgne and she ordered a full meat platter. All the expats there asked us if we were okay and enquired aboput the food. The prtugese guy Jesus, explained he opened here from october to may and was in Ibiza the rest of the time. Bellies full and off we went to back to the Bungalow.

    I tried so hard to sleep on the bed. In the end I got dressed, got my towel out and slept on that. Also I started having problems with my phone (Samsung galaxy S3) It won't connect to a computer and is hard work to even get charged. (I am heading to the Vodafone shop when I get back to England tomorrow to see if my insurance will cover repairs or will I need to go to Samsung direct.

    The missus also got fully dressed but she slept on the bed.

    I have never, in all my time in Asia felt the need to slepp on the floor... Unless it is due to Alcohol consumption but that usually is the toilet, lol.

    We left at 7am Friday morning, dropped of our bags at the Makara hotel, where the Khmer owner is a great help and did our day trim to Ream... Which never really happened as I will explain.

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    Thanks Marc26, ub2yoo.

    I wanted to put her in her place. However my job as an Assitant manager has made me a little more diplomatic. I also didn't want to sound like the one in the wrong though. Which I knew I wasn't. I have read a few reviews for beach club where people have wrote about this and you know it is Western women who clearly are jelous. Also, met Jim at California 2 last night and he has heard same sorta thing.

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    I will continue writing more when I get to Doha but a few thoughts have popped into my head.

    1: Postcards. Looking for postcards, the majority I find are Phnom Penh, Various Angkor Wats and surronding temples and Sihanoukville and a few others. It would be nice for more variety. I found a Kep one but haven't seen anything on Kampot, Kratie and other areas. I always send the same people postcards and Kinda can't do it anymore.

    2: The kids begging. I asked the Missus about an orphange taking them in but she said the most have been and won't attend school so can't actually stay there. They prefer the freedom of being on the streets and begging. I don't know if the Government could do something about this. I hope a solution will be found.

    3: Khmer fashion. I don't know if anyone else has noticed but I have found people wearing what I would describe as sleepwear, walking around. This may be down to individual tastes. Hell, I don't own any name brands but I do find it odd a little. T-shirts in English. I asked my missus what something meant that was written on her t-shirt ages ago. She didn't understand. I can't remember what it was but it was a sexy statement (Something I could imagine a 20 year old chav girl in england wearing)

    4: I have to write this before I forget. The funniest comment I heard from the missus. So when I do eventually take you with me to England, what would you like to see. I was expecting Buckingham palace, or London tower etc... An Apple tree. I had to laugh.

    5: Dogs. I am sure the Thailand expats may agree here, but is there something that could be done about them loitering the streets? Apparently animal laws here are pretty much non existant/Not enforced.

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    I cant help but smile at the multiple "couldnt the government do something about this" type thoughts..

    You make it sound like Hun Sen is running the place for the benefit of the people !!

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    I am trying to be an optimist... Obviously, we know in Cambo the rich will get richer and the poor will stay poor and no one from the top cares. But, we dare to dream.

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