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Worst things about living in Phnom Penh as a foreigner

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Rated 2 points - posted 11 years ago by KiwiKhmer in category Travel.
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Being overcharged Report Abuse
Frustrating to be overcharged simply on the assumption that all white people are rich and can therefore afford to be ripped off
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Traffic Report Abuse
Exasperating to see the way that traffic rules aren't obeyed - there is no understanding that when everyone goes at once delays are inevitable due to traffic jams and accidents
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Not being understood when trying to speak Khmer Report Abuse
It's frustrating to try to speak Khmer and not be understood
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Traffic officer corruption Report Abuse
Being pulled over more frequently and charged more simply due to the colour of your skin
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Not understanding the majority of people Report Abuse
It's a real drawback when you can't understand what most of the people around you are saying
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International travel to Cambodia Report Abuse
SO frustrating that there are few airlines which fly directly to major foreign cities
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Watching the rich flaunt their wealth in the face of the poor Report Abuse
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Having to pay SO much for chocolate Report Abuse
A block of chocolate is 3x what it costs at home!
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Feeling dirty when street water splashes you because it's probably got faeces in it Report Abuse
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No proper drainage so the streets flood Report Abuse
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If there's a traffic accident then it's your fault, regardless of whether it truly was or not Report Abuse
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Undrinkable tap water Report Abuse
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Stench of raw meat in the market Report Abuse
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Feeling angry at the "wealth" of those in the west who claim poverty but spend so much Report Abuse
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Seeing people kicked out of their homes Report Abuse
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Always being asked for money Report Abuse
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Feeling helpless when realising how hard some people's lives are Report Abuse
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Seeing corruption in action Report Abuse
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Poverty Report Abuse
Witnessing extreme poverty can be heartbreaking
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Lack of good health care Report Abuse
Need to travel out of the country for decent health care, or medical clinics for westerners are really expensive
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