Last nine yrs lived all over Cambodia: SHV, PP, Kampot and BTB. Moved to PoiPet a month ago for work.
The previous four places I resided in Cambodia were by and large pleasant experiences. They all had their ups and downs. Mostly ups. Though I’m not very fussy when it comes to lodging – never hankered for western amenities and simply put went native as in no air con or no refrig.
Now PoiPet is an entirely different ballgame. Naturally I heard many rumors that PoiPet was rather crappy, but I’m so adaptable I assumed I could function in any environment. Wrong! PoiPet is a filthy, insufferable place. Besides being dirty, dusty, muddy and way over congested, PoiPet has an evil aura. It’s an illogical place where even the basic necessities are difficult to acquire. For example it took my wife (who is Cambodian) and I over an hour driving all over town to purchase one kitchen knife. A fucking hour!!!! Mind boggling but true.
Straightforward things take on a weird live of their own. Only been in PoiPet a month and am ready to quit my job and skedaddle. It’s a shit-hole with no redeeming qualities.
Be forewarned – not a nice place to be.