Firstly a few short words on Bangkok. Bloody great city - a true big city and another massive culture shock coming from Laos. I've stayed at Khao San road - the backpackers mecca of Asia. I like nothing better than getting some Pad Thai, a beer from the 7/11 and sitting on the kerb and watch the circus: vendors, beer girls, ladyboys, tuk tuk drivers, goths, expats with their 'holiday' girlfriends (way too young, way to gorgeous and way outta their league), goths,...
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Someones not gonna like this... My last night in Cambodia I realised when confronted with a beggar I had gone from whispering a guilt ridden 'No, I'm sorry', to a harsh and firm 'NO' without even looking the unfortunate person in the eye and I wondered, how have I become this cold hearted b******. Generally the beggars I've encountered come in three forms: 1. The landmine victims. The most obvious and prevalent of the group. You see these guys and thi...