Phnom Penh is a mixing pot of people – many who seem to be hiding from something, running away, looking for adventure, wanting to help or even exploit people , start a business or to simply enjoy life in an Asian country.
Talking about this with Pete and his friend Nick, they said they’d come up a pecking order.
It goes like this: ( and the glossary is at the end)
- The corporate expats look down on teachers,
- Teachers look down on NGOs,
- NGOs down on backpackers,
- Backpackers look down on sexpats,
- Sexpats look down on deathpats,
- And everyone looks down on the French. (Remember this is me quoting )
Corporates: those who work with professional businesses including bankers, qualified teachers etc
Teachers: those who come over to teach English with few qualifications.
NGOs : those who come to volunteer for organisations who help the locals. Mostly do it to help but others to feel good themselves and then complain about conditions.
Backpackers: those here to travel on the cheap and see the country but spend most of the time drunk.
Sexpats: those who come for lots sex on holidays. Hopefully not with underage children.
Deathpats: those older people who come to die on the cheap. Either drink or drug themselves to death.
French: those French people who think and act like they still own the country.
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Love it! I’m going to share this with Ben as I’m sure the same order applies in Vietnam (especially the French)