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Aspaltso

Recently relocated to Siem Reap from LOS

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Thanks for the Reply New Beginnings. Indeed I have been to Angkor Market, I'm lucky to live around the corner from there. My belief is that a lot of those imported products are coming from the U.S, and Australia as there is a large Khmer Diaspora in those countries, and I share your belief that there is quite a large variety of goods compared to the Thai "cookie cutter" selection. My comments were trying to convey a broader sense of goods sold here compared to what an expat in Thailand might be used to. I might have missed the mark on that. I do share your sentiments in regards to the French influence here, it feels so much more interesting than Thailand at times. Thanks for the info on the Bakery; I'll go have a look. BTW the best bakery I've ever been to in Southeast Asia is the French Bakery off of 26th street directly opposite Tevy's Place. Thanks for the reply New Beginnings.

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sonnyboy2018: I don't have any detailed info on nightlife etc, as I have limited my drinking in recent years. I'm part of the "2 year, no beer crowd". I do know from word of mouth there really isn't a girly bar scene here, however there is a strong "bar presence" where freelancers are around, but I don't know firsthand.

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11 minutes ago, Ron jeremy said:

 

and to scuba: after living in pattaya, what do u do during the day in pattaya, besides sitting in a bar that you can't do in Cambodia?

lets face it, hanging in the mall gets boring after a while.

Golf, cycling, 10 pin bowling, pool, good walks, many friends here or passing through in the high season, bars, massage, coffee and of course many gf opportunities. How about Siem Reap?

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scubascuba3:  Golf, cycling, 10 pin bowling, pool, good walks, many friends here or passing through in the high season, bars, massage, coffee and of course many gf opportunities. How about Siem Reap?

 

 

All of these you can do with the exception of 10 pin bowling, and Siem Reap is developing so quickly there may be 10 pin bowling in a year. I'd say the gf opportunities are less over here, but by no means slim. There are plenty of khmer women looking for foreign, white men. Or foreign dark men for that matter. Anyways, I typically spend my time at a nice cafe morning time(there's plenty around, i,e coffee, or even custom tea cafes), there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in community development(if that's your thing, some people don't like working for the NGO's). I personally am involved with a reforestation effort. It keeps me busy and allows me to get exposed to the region more. There are plenty of bars here, I see many lounging around 2:30 afternoon time having a cold one. If that's your thing, you'd be happy here in Siem Reap. Otherwise, make your own fun. I've been doing it since I was 7 years old.

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I'd be interested in hearing about the medical side of things. Once upon a time for anything serious you'd have to be air-lifted to Bangkok or Singapore. What about local doctors? Are prescription medications as readily available as in Thailand? I'm an insulin-dependent diabetic so I'm guessing I may find things more difficult

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ThaiBunny : Your concern is justified. The availability of health care, and facilities isn't nearly as advanced as what you have in Bangkok, however there are some very decent foreign clinics here (with western doctors) that can sort through many of the minor ailments that affect us. However, its still the case that if you were to experience anything "major" i.e injuries from an accident, or anything else you'd need to get on a plane for Bangkok, or Singapore.

 

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45 minutes ago, Aspaltso said:

ThaiBunny : Your concern is justified. The availability of health care, and facilities isn't nearly as advanced as what you have in Bangkok, however there are some very decent foreign clinics here (with western doctors) that can sort through many of the minor ailments that affect us. However, its still the case that if you were to experience anything "major" i.e injuries from an accident, or anything else you'd need to get on a plane for Bangkok, or Singapore.

 

Didn't @Sheryl get hit by a motocycle in Cambodia in the last year, she went to hospital there and treatment seemed ok, maybe she can confirm

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As always, thank you @Sheryl for sharing your extensive, professional knowledge.

 

I've spent some time in Siem Reap 3-4 years ago and liked it. It's one city I keep on the list of possible places to live. While I don't have any threatening medical issues, it still worries me a bit should I have a motorcycle accident or need for intensive care. 

 

Moving along: SR does suffer from power outages and water shortages. One does need to live in a place with power generators. Has anyone experienced outages or shortages lately?

 

I've read there is a Makro in SR. Anyone surveyed the grocery lineup, particularly the meat and vegetable supply?

 

Thanks to all for your input.

 

 

 

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