Henning Wessel Obituary

The news broke late September that Henning Wessal (aka SunSan on the K440, Lonely Planet Thorn Tree and many other online forums) had passed away in Amsterdam, en route to Germany for medical treatment. The thread in the Khmer440 forums began on Saturday 22nd of September and I have followed…

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Burger Samdech

The august editor of this e-zine cornered me in a small, local watering hole the other evening, “Playboy” he bellowed from behind the safety of an American lass who was attempting to convince the DJ that Italian Disco was the way forward for the evening’s audio delights. “Playboy, what is…

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Hotel Nine/ Nine Lime Cafe

Living in Phnom Penh we never stay in hotels here, although I am often asked by friends, family or other visitors to Cambodia where a good place to stay is. So when Hotel Nine decided to do their Crash Test Dummies soft opening promotion last week it sounded like a…

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Freshie Boy Number One

”Damned expensive being a Freshie Boy … the cost of the perm, the shirts with that kind of collar, the girlie skooter … the money has to come from someplace.” Well, Cousin Freshie Boy Number One is off the Lord Playboy ‘Keeping the in-law-natives out of my damn way Gravy…

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Cambodian Food: Chicken Curry Soup

Lord Playboy’s Khmer Mother in Law shares some of her favourite Recipes with www.khmer440.com. Despite being an acclaimed screenwriter and author she prefers to do her own cooking and says that it helps her relax. If any of our braver readers attempt cooking these recipes at home, please let us…

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Cambodian Food: M’hope Ka’mai

Lord Playboy’s Khmer Mother in Law shares some of her favourite Recipes with www.khmer440.com. Despite being an acclaimed screenwriter and author she prefers to do her own cooking and says that it helps her relax. If any of our braver readers attempt cooking these recipes at home, please let us…

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Transport Hunting in Cambodia

Having a small budget for a replacement motorbike, thanks to my wonderful parents, I spend the morning travelling around the Khmer orientated bike shops, figuring that they would have lower prices than the ones that cater to expatriates. This put all of my language skills to the test, but numbers…

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