Author Archives: Tim LaRocco

Cambodia as My ‘New Colossus’

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Tim LaRocco opines on his impending return to Cambodia as an expat I’m a New Yorker born and bred, and thus, a creature of particular routines and habits. I eat the same breakfast everyday (toasted everything bagel with an egg,…

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Did the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia Betray Murdered American William Bryan Glenn?

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Gavinmac ponders the murder of William Bryan Glenn in Cambodia and asks whether the U.S. embassy in Phnom Penh was at fault for his homicide Last week, the expatriate community in Cambodia learned of the shocking murder of an American…

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Hunting for low season Ting Mongs

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Despite being more eye-catching than spirit houses and weirder than eating duck foetuses (maybe), the Ting Mong has managed to stay a lesser-known aspect of Khmer traditional culture. Ting Mongs are kind of like animist scarecrows, made by villagers in…

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Weekly News Round Up

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It’s been a busy week for crimes and other incidents involving foreigners in Cambodia. Here’s Porky Pig’s round up of stories translated from the Khmer press: 18th June, 2014, 10:28 am Elderly Englishman Arrested for Taping Session with Sex Worker…

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How Khmers Make Ends Meet aka Blood is Thicker than Bor Bor

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Last time I gave a little personal insight to the polar opposite worlds of a high-up ranking family in the big city and a cow farming bunch in the wilds of Kampong Cham. Official sources state that almost 20% of…

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A Remarkable Man

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Tim LaRocco looks at the NGO industry in Cambodia and finds a remarkable man a world away from the fat salaries, colonial lifestyles and dishonest fundraising that have come to typify the aid sector. I first met Johnny Phillips in…

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Expat Life in Hanoi and Phnom Penh: Comparisons and Contrasts

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Lauren Quinn reflects on her expat experience in two culturally distinct Indochinese cities. Two years ago, I rode the Phnom Penh-Ho Chi Minh City bus with all my worldly belongings—admittedly not much—shoved into bus’s luggage compartment. As we crept into…

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Comedy Club Cambodia with William Childress: 20th June at Equinox

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The Comedy Club Cambodia and Comedy Bookers Cambodia join forces to bring you an awesome international stand-up show set to take the roof off of Equinox on Friday June 20. Myanmar-based US comic William Childress will lead a stellar cast…

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1st Annual Charity Motorbike Rally!

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This December, we at Ride Expeditions will be running our first annual charity motorbike rally event, riding in aid of M’Lop Tapang. We will spend 6 days riding across Cambodia, starting the adventure in the bustling city of Siem Reap…

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Phnom Penh: A Playground for Solo Ladies

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Eve Watling challenges Lauren Quinn’s recent K440 article suggesting that Phnom Penh is no place for ‘solo ladies’. Recently on Khmer440, we heard about how it’s hard to be a Solo Lady in Phnom Penh. Certainly, the majority of the…

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