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Not what you want to hear, but I think you should consider going back to your home country and taking some time and get sorted out before you jump into an unknown situation with what appears to be very limited resources.

Why do you want to live in S/Asia ?What Nationality are you? Maybe it is a very good idea to return to your home Country for a while and then

return to S/Asia when you are more prepared.

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....I will definitely use condoms when receiving oral sex from any woman in Cambodia and even protected intercourse with a condom worries me as they aren't a 100% guarantee. Has anyone on here received unprotected oral and come away from it without an std?

real men dont kiss and tell LOL

but here's a little

i have NEVER had oral sex with a condom>> whats that like, did u pay for it?

Dengue ( i got it here in Phuket) is MUCH worse than any std,

Have also had Hep A and Malaria but not in Cambodia

I haven't had any vaccination's in decades an been living here since the 80's

Personally i think u should remain in Japan, ur not ready for Cambodia nor is Cambodia ready for you.

Did you know it was Dengue when you started to feel sick or did you go to the hospital to get diagnosed?

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used duck duck go , had all the symptoms,

after 4 days of bone aching hell, went to the hospital for a blood test to confirm what I knew

For me it was more intense pain than Malaria and recovery was longer

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If you need to see a doctor, DO NOT go to an Australian 'Dr Gloria..... (can't remember her surname). She's not a doctor. I found out only after she performed an operation on me, only minor, and it was all OK, fortunately, but I would have preferred a qualified doctor.

As for the rest, I think you're stressing unnecessarily. Go and enjoy...Phnom Penh is a great place.

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Perhaps I'm old fashioned, but surely part of living anywhere in SE Asia is about a certain amount of mystery and adventure?

I was set upon in Bangkok and again in Manila, them's the breaks, I saw off my attackers quite easily though. 10 years in Phnom Penh, never a whisper of anything. As SiemReaper says, smile, don't antagonise people unneccessarily and you will be fine.

If you're worried about potentially nasty diseases and what amoebas are in every bottle of water, perhaps you would be best served moving back to the West, living spitting distance from a hospital and sleeping in an oxygen tent......and dying of boredom

Cambodia is simply different, it's not hell on earth and is an interesting place to live.

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OP, be careful, you can die because of dengue !

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/887610-rip-por/

Sorry, I don't want to be bad, but after reading a full page of replies I still haven't seen you reply with a "Thank you".

Not my business I agree, but as I would tell you in real life I also tell you online :-)

Let's see if you get polite on the second page of posts...

... ok i finished reading and I now understand why the OP is so worried, it must be because of his own attitude.

Also, as dogs only bite people who show their fear, OP you should not go to Cambodia.

Just one question to others, what about Sianoukville, is it exactly the same as anywhere, safer ? And how much is a cop salary, can I pay him to work for me after his official work ?

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I recall when I arrived in Phnom Penh, about 13 years ago now, and the head of our organization, smallish company, told us of the terrible dangers, foreigners murdered, mayhem, riots, etc. There was a bit of trouble, and we slept on the office floor near the airport one night when the tanks came out, in a show of strength, to suppress it.

As a consequence, we only ever went out in a group, 6+, sometimes 10 guys. He was always sensing danger......watch that guy, I think he has a knife, etc.

One night after too many beers at the Cathouse, the place with a sign on the door "Leave firearms with the security guard", I somehow was separated from the group and they left, convoy style, without me. I stumbled home around midnight, and I'd have been easy pickings for a local looking for a few $$, but nobody came near me, and I was offered transport by a few moto taxi riders, the bad guys in Thailand. They didn't tip off their mates, and I arrived home safely.

I had a policy of only taking about $20.00 with me, and in those days that was plenty for a good meal and quite a few beers.

I never felt threatened in Cambodia, and I doubt it's become more of a wild west town than it was back then.

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used duck duck go , had all the symptoms,

after 4 days of bone aching hell, went to the hospital for a blood test to confirm what I knew

For me it was more intense pain than Malaria and recovery was longer

Why didn't you just go to get treated right after your bones started hurting on day 1? Were you not aware at the time that it was a symptom of dengue?

If I started feeling like shit, I would go to the hospital right away, but that is just me.

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used duck duck go , had all the symptoms,

after 4 days of bone aching hell, went to the hospital for a blood test to confirm what I knew

For me it was more intense pain than Malaria and recovery was longer

Why didn't you just go to get treated right after your bones started hurting on day 1? Were you not aware at the time that it was a symptom of dengue?

If I started feeling like shit, I would go to the hospital right away, but that is just me.

why? there is nothing they can do but put u on an iv drip in an expensive room.

didn't need spend that $$ for nothing

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You stayed too long in Japam, you sound like a worried Jap who cannot go out without his driver and will never eat street food...

Yes, I know. I have just been living in Japan too long I guess and I have gotten too used to the safe environment here. I used to live in China before coming here and I used to eat dirty street food all the time. I would also eat at those little mom and pop shops and I ended up with food poisoning 3 times, sinusitis and chlamydia once as well.

If I went to Cambodia, I would definitely eat the street food as it looks delicious. I will just visit first rather than move there and I will make sure my visit is sometime after the new dengue vaccine as made a home there lol.

Some of the stories of perfectly healthy expats suddenly dropping dead or slowly dying from organ failure is pretty eye-opening.

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used duck duck go , had all the symptoms,

after 4 days of bone aching hell, went to the hospital for a blood test to confirm what I knew

For me it was more intense pain than Malaria and recovery was longer

Why didn't you just go to get treated right after your bones started hurting on day 1? Were you not aware at the time that it was a symptom of dengue?

If I started feeling like shit, I would go to the hospital right away, but that is just me.

why? there is nothing they can do but put u on an iv drip in an expensive room.

didn't need spend that $$ for nothing

Well, that sucks damn. I guess you make a good point. I read in an article that there is a new vaccine for certain strains of dengue and it has a green light in Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines.

Hopefully, it makes it over to Cambodia soon...as proves to be effective as well...

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