Author Archives: Pedro Milladino


The Legend of the Aap

ap2

Pedro takes a look at the body-less monster of Khmer villages, the Aap. “Do you believe in ghosts?” is a question sometimes asked after conversations about rice and money have been exhausted. “Believe!” is the emphatic answer. When prodded on…

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , ,

What Not to Do in Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville-Beach-Cambodia (2)-1000x1000

Vice and Slate writer Nathan Thompson visits Sihanoukville and has a dire time of it I expected Sihanoukville to be a Sodom of sexpats. But it wasn’t all that bad. “Just go to Otres”, my expat friends had told me….

Posted in Commentary, Expat Life, Travel | Tagged , ,

Comedy Cambodia at Club Red, Tuesday 18th February

Comedy Poster Feb 18 2014 new copy

The Comedy Club Cambodia has been champing at the bit for more mirth-filled moments and gallops back for its first show in the Year of the Horse. Two comedy circuit heavyweights, Johnny Candon and Dave Johns, have been booked to…

Posted in Events, Expat Life, Phnom Penh | Tagged , ,

Wash Bad Luck Right Outta My Hair (Kru Khmer Exorcism in the Provinces)

Photos-Cambodia-spirit-world-2010-04-29-009

Pedro takes part in a provincial Kru Khmer exorcism ceremony As those who are familiar with The Kingdom of Wondering What in Lord’s Name is Going On are no doubt aware, asking a question about day to day events mostly…

Posted in Commentary, Expat Life, Travel | Tagged , , ,

My Interactions with the ‘Russian Market Rice Cake Lady’

Chive rice cakes

Jenny Conrad meets a grouchy vendor of tasty vegetarian street food. On a day when I’m in a rush or feel like a cheap and easy lunch, heading into the rabbit warren of the Russian Market is my default option…

Posted in Expat Life, Phnom Penh | Tagged , , , , , ,

Life in Brown Coffee and Bakery

Brown-Coffee

Nathan Thompson examines the customer demographic at Brown Coffee in Phnom Penh. I’m a coffee shop w*nker. I’m that guy sitting at his laptop rolling his eyes as you enter with your girlfriends trailing your excitable sprogs behind you. Even…

Posted in Commentary, Expat Life, Food, Reviews | Tagged , , , ,

The Cambodian Carnival

Cambodia Carnival 2

Pedro tries and fails to enjoy all the fun of the provincial Khmer fair Provincial Cambodians have a different understanding of the Western concept of leisure time. A lack of disposable income and strong family ties mean that only the…

Posted in Commentary, Expat Life, Travel | Tagged , , ,

HaHaHoHo Board Game Cafe

hahahoho

Jenny Conrad visits HaHaHoHo: Phnom Penh’s first Korean board game cafe. One of the latest businesses to open its doors in Toul Tom Pong, HaHaHoHo Board Game Cafe is less of a cafe than a concept. This is a place…

Posted in Expat Life, Phnom Penh, Reviews | Tagged , , ,

How I Lived Solo in a Rural Khmer Village

nathan school

Vice and Slate writer Nathan Thompson explains how he coped with life in an isolated Khmer village. Living solo in a Cambodian village is like being addicted to hard drugs – an interesting experience, but I wouldn’t recommend it. I…

Posted in Commentary, Travel | Tagged , ,

Rice Work If You Can Get It

Rice 1 article

Pedro joins village Khmer women in the fields harvesting rice. Rice – the bane of my life. Don’t get me wrong, it’s ok and fills an empty stomach, but to be honest it lacks a certain culinary flair, especially when…

Posted in Commentary, Expat Life, Travel | Tagged , , ,