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Info and articles on living in Cambodia.

Cambodia Ebook Guide & Map

To reach more readers browsing Amazon, I’ve put together a Cambodia ebook guide and map. It covers the scene in Snooky, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and where to find chicks in each. I prefer the Philippines overall but I do miss Cambodia at times. Strolling down the beach to find $10 short times and 50c beers (If I drank)… hard to beat that. I also kept a diary of daily experiences while I was there, for this ebook I’ve bundled that in as a bonus. Below is a...

Buying Weed in Cambodia

If you go to Cambodia you are going to get offered drugs.  If you walk around for a couple hours you will probably be offered weed 5-10 times by tuk tuk drivers or random guys on the street. On the forums I post on people were relatively happy with the quality of weed in Cambodia (especially for the cost) as long as you inspect it when you buy. A friend bought the bud pictured above in Phnom Penh for $15, said it was great but when you...

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Best Country in Asia to Live?

Summing up my other posts comparing which is the best country in Asia to live. South East Asia that is, assuming you want to get away from boring westernized developed countries. Overall those three are pretty similar and all great fun, but there are some major differences that make each different. Choosing which one is best for you can’t really be done with research, you need to visit them yourself and then decide.  I hope to visit Vietnam soon to add some content on that. Best...

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Live in Cambodia for $600 a Month

Sihanoukville was the cheapest place I’ve lived. Going by what I spent there, I’d say a westerner could live in Cambodia (Sihanoukville or elsewhere) comfortably on $600/month. Entry to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap is around $30 My expenses were around $850 a month when I lived there for 7 months, but if I went back I think I could cut that down further. Since Snooky was the first place I settled down in after the US I was in holiday mode and went a bit above...

Safety in Cambodia

Safety in Cambodia

So overall I was in Cambodia for almost a year and saw one act of violence in my entire stay. I was at the beach when I see a western girl going crazy yelling at a tuk-tuk driver.  She was pushing him and her boyfriend was there yelling some also.  There were also about 20 other tuk-tuk drivers creeping closer and closer and it looked like things were going to get ugly quick. Apparently they were claiming he sold them fake drugs and they wanted their money back.  He...

Living In Cambodia

Living in Cambodia – Day 2

Since I wasn’t able to stay at the original place I had planned my second day living in Cambodia was quite busy.  I had to go look for a new place, and I also needed to get address verification stuff scanned for PokerStars to get working online again and prove I was out of the US. I had the same moto driver I met the night before pick me up and we went and checked out a handful of other hotels in Sihanoukville. One of...

Moving to Cambodia – Day 1

When I decided to come to Asia my heart was set on the Philippines to play poker again and that’s where I bought my plane ticket for. About 2 weeks before I left I found out that it might be hard to get a bank account and lease that quickly in PI. I was told about a guy in Sihanoukville, Cambodia who would give me a lease for cheap and that I could open a bank account on arrival. I really needed a lease and bank...

Living in Sihanoukville

Nomad Living in Sihanoukville

Living in Sihanoukville (aka Snooky) is a good ‘easy option’ introduction to Asia for anyone thinking of moving abroad. It’s the first place I lived, for 7 months. Compare 170+ Snooky hotels on Booking.com. Living in Sihanoukville – Pros To me the main pro of Snooky is the laid back atmosphere of it. For digital nomads who just want to relax and get work done online then Snooky is the place for you. There’s very little traffic, the city is pretty small and things are just...

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My Experiences with Cambodia Prostitutes

For in-depth info on Cambodia’s prostitution scene, where to go, prices ($10 – $30), and staying safe, check out my First Trip to Cambodia ebook. This post is more of a diary entry. So… I met the first of many Cambodian prostitutes shortly after moving to Sihanoukville. She was quite the character and you never knew what you were gonna get from her.  She was one of the sexier girls in Sihanoukville (maybe the best ass in the city, as well as a sexy face, similar quality...

Getting Sick in Cambodia

Getting Sick in Cambodia

Sihanoukville (aka Snooky) is not a place you ever want to need medical attention. Granted you never WANT to need medical attention, but Snooky is the nut worst place in South East Asia to need it. Just My Luck Getting Sick in Cambodia After getting my leg bandaged at the best spot Snooky had to offer (CT clinic) I hadn’t been back for a few months. Then one day I was extremely sick with flu like symptoms and stayed in bed for most of the day. When...

Cute Hotel Chic

Cambodian Girls – Cute Hotel Chic

Back in Cambodia when I was on my hunt for a place to stay I went to Smile Guesthouse near the beach and this very cute girl on reception shows me a room. It was the same as basically every room I had seen in Sihanoukville, just a standard hotel room. But it had a great location 200m from the beach and also this Cambodian girl was adorable and made the place stand out. Not her, but she looked this other hotel chic at Cambodian Resort I went back to...

Girls in Sihanoukville

Crazy Girl in Sihanoukville

Story time on who I call ‘crazy girl in Snooky’. So one night I after working I head down to the beach to take my nightly cruise past all the bar girls in Sihanoukville and walk the beach.  On my first pass I recognize everyone at the bar and don’t see any reason to stop.  I take a 20 minute walk along the beach just resting my eyes from staring at the computer all day and thinking about how the day had gone. On my way...

Bar chat with an expat in Cambodia

Bar Chat with an Expat in Cambodia

When I first got to Sihanoukville I had a really long and informative chat with a western expat girl named Nero.  She was a 30ish year old lesbian from Finland who had lived in Snooky for a while. She dealt poker games at a local bar and her pay was a quarter out of every hand she dealt.  Considering how slow moving drunken bar games are her pay was not very much. We chatted for almost 2 hours which is a really long time for an...

Hotels in Sihanoukville

Hotels in Sihanoukville (Snooky!)

If you are backpacking around Cambodia then Sihanoukville aka ‘Snooky’ is certainly a place you must visit. Check out this Wikitravel guide. You can live on the beach cheaper than you ever imagined because Sihanoukville hotels are so cheap, as is everything else in the city. Compare 170+ Snooky hotels on Booking.com. With hotels as low as $5 for rooms with no aircon or $10-$15 for rooms with aircon you have lots of freedom to come and go as you please and don’t have to pay...