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http://www.khmer440.com/k/2013/07/7-reasons-why-you-really-shouldnt-move-to-cambodia/
There are a number of reasons why moving to Cambodia will shave about twenty years off your life.
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Expats like to ride motorbikes, often helmetless, presumably because they think it makes them look cool. This can be rather dangerous in a country with reckless local drivers, no enforcement of traffic laws, and poor emergency medical care. Private ambulances in Cambodia will actually refuse to take patients who are seriously injured, because they don’t want to risk transporting a dying patient who won’t be able to pay the hospital bill.
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While children may be coddled and overprotected in Western societies, they are simply left to their Darwinian fate in Cambodia.
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If your daughter develops acute appendicitis in Cambodia . . . well, she’s probably screwed. Just start over with a new kid.
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Cambodia smells really bad. If you’re thinking of moving to Phnom Penh, you need to know that the entire city stinks of garbage, smoke, urine, and rotten fish.
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your lack of retirement planning will be the least of your concerns when you’re lying on your deathbed in a dirty Cambodian hospital at age 57.
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I know what you’re thinking now. “I’ll just move to Cambodia for a few years, then I’ll move back home and get a good job that pays well.” Not a chance. The job market is extremely competitive these days in most Western countries. Cambodia still has a notorious reputation, and it’s hard to get a good job when the hiring manager who reviews your application says, “This candidate has a fascinating resumé. I wonder if he’s a pedophile.”
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Because Cambodia only attracts certain types of expats, you will end up making friends in bars with the kind of undesirable people that you would never associate with back home. Junkies. Whoremongers. Journalists.
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the unstated agreement in these relationships is that the Western man is supposed to improve the poor girl’s standard of living. The impoverished Thai woman reluctantly allows the older Western man’s unsightly, wrinkled penis to enter her vagina from time to time. In exchange, the Western man moves the Thai woman to a proper Western country, or he builds her an oversized house in her home province that is the envy of all her slutty, gold-digging friends. Then she waits comfortably for him to die. That’s the deal that your Thai wife or girlfriend signed up for.
Moving a Thai woman to Cambodia does not improve her standard of living. It’s a shocking downgrade.
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Judging by the number of comments, this is the most popular Gavinmac article.

The reasons why NOT to do something seem to be more popular that the reasons why DO something.

Date: 2017-06-11 01:45 am (UTC)
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I only met an expat commune somewhere in a shithole in Mexico. It was really funny, as if I was reading a book. And reminded Brighton Beach.

Date: 2017-06-11 02:45 am (UTC)
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As funny as described in books describing expats communities.

Date: 2017-06-11 04:51 pm (UTC)
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Have you seen any such American expat community?

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