Warning regarding Poipet border
Replies: 20 - Last Post: Oct 17, 2012 4:32 AM Last Post By: montyman
Oct 16, 2012 11:49 AM
15Why are there so many posters on these boards who believe ONLY their experience is "right" and only what happened to THEM is of merit to pass on to others and posters who disagree on don't confirm their experience are wrong? They then "validate" their view by stating how often, how long, how experienced, how many times they've done it OR they know loads of people who had the same experience as they did? Isn't travel supposed to broaden the mind.
Oct 16, 2012 10:05 PM
16Isn't travel supposed to broaden the mind
yes indeedy seenittoo! and if those that post their experiences here thought they were wrong there'd be little point in posting, even though as with the introduction of the Freebie bus, to the rip off tourist bus station, as I once was Ha! Ha where the bus never moves but camrays head down the road with expensive regularity ! they might also have been led down a blind alley.
'Wisdom' is the application of Knowledge for good and hindsight can be an expensive hobby. Which is why most regular posters here do so to help the inexperienced take a leap of confidence into the unknown, not to declare themselves as the only valid way of doing the trip. Things have changed since the road was opening up in the late 90's Ha! Ha! see my link in #2 also the scams have too, so what is your motivation for your statement?
Oct 16, 2012 10:27 PM
17so what is your motivation for your statement?
Someone disagreed with him?\
I'm not sure the scams are any different now to what they were when we crossed that way in 2001. Except now there are buses and not pick ups. We had met a Khmer family on the train and they were like a security blanket for us going through Immigration. Things are often a bit harder when you travel with children.
Oct 17, 2012 3:20 AM
Oct 17, 2012 4:23 AM
19Ha! Ha! painless for you Caryscary but for a cheapskate like me that would have been painful, I personally am grateful for the Loud American with his Russian Bimbo who demanded to head off straightaway for his multi bucks ($) Camry. Hence I was offerd the journey to Siem reap for my bus ticket for the bus that never moved (worthless piece of paper lol) + 150 baht and no GH rip Offs at the other end with free mobo ride to my chosen yet not prebooked GH (they thought I had already prebooked lol)
The Angry American went loop de loop in anger though, as we pulled over on the way to enable 2 Khmer passengers to squash in alongside us, the driver said it was his family, as he winked at me Ha! Ha! The Angry America ranted off most of the way, once in siem reap he was shuttled at the drop off point, to an eagerly awaiting taxi who took him to a Hotel of the drivers choice lol! It's a great feeling when experience tells you whats happening around you without a word Ha! Ha! normally I would have interposed on the Americans behalf to help him avoid these pitfalls, but sorry! he was such an arrogant %*&)(**@@ I felt reluctant to help him his Russian bimbo looked about 16 yrs old compared to his 40's and wore the tightest shorts and little else, I've seen on such a long legged woman, obviously picked up in Pattaya on the way.with a "Love you Long Time" command of English. I did actually feel sorry for her though of what she miht have to endure on her lovers naughty weekend away for them both.
Oct 17, 2012 4:32 AM
20P.S. I jokingly reflected that maybe the Apsaras depicted on the walls of the temples at Angkor wat, would give him food for though, or the Khmer battle ground on the rear walls of Bayon inspiration to herals an army with elephants for his next journey. although for what it was costing him I doubt he left the bedroom. (obviously he would have sat TV in his room, whereas I'm lucke if I get a bed and towel. ;-))
remember its not the destination but the journey, inexeperienced maybe but as long as we learn fromthe adventure.
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