Author Archives: Tim LaRocco

Cambodia or Thailand? Comparing expat destinations

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As Cambodia braces itself to welcome more expats from across the border, Tim LaRocco takes a lighthearted look at the the pluses and minuses of both options. Continue reading

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Phnom Penh Thmey, baby

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Pedro Milladino moves back to the big city and finds his new neighbourhood of Phnom Penh Thmey is a place of contrasts, and a place where a new urban elite are using their riches to leave an indelible mark on the landscape. Continue reading

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Hanoi vs Beijing – Where does Cambodia stand?

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Tim LaRocco surveys the complicated web of international tensions across South East Asia and wonders if Cambodia’s careful balancing act can be maintained indefinitely. Continue reading

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Review: The Bug Cafe Siem Reap

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Naomi Collett Ritz tries out a unique new restaurant in Siem Reap, based on Cambodia’s love of insects. The Bug Cafe features a menu of tarantula-stuffed donuts, ant-filled muffins and – her favourite – scorpions. Continue reading

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Taking 12 Steps in Cambodia

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Dave H visits an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Phnom Penh and considers the treatment options for both expat and Khmer alcoholics in a drinker’s playground. Continue reading

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Festival PhotoPhnomPenh

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The Institut Français of Cambodia is organizing the fourth edition of the Festival PhotoPhnomPenh from 26 November to 2 December 2011. 8 Cambodian and 16 international photographers (France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Estonia, India, China, Korea) will present…

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Health Tips for Cambodia

Nota Bene: the follow is included in this section is for information only and is not intended for diagnostic purposes, if you feel unwell you should consult a qualified medical practitioner immediately. Acclimatisation Adapting to a warmer climate can take…

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Like any good Southeast Asian capital, Phnom Penh offers superb dining, racy nightlife, and plenty of attractions for the visitor – including the Royal Palace, National Museum, Toul Sleng, and a host of ancient temples and picturesque natural spots easily…

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Kampot, Cambodia

I. Introduction Kampots not the place to go for exciting nightlife, but what it does offer is a break from it all in a setting of romantic colonial history and intense natural beauty. While most travellers come for the ruined…

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Kep, Cambodia

I. Introduction For many people, Kep is just another daytrip from Kampot, a sister city the haunted Bokor Mountain residences, a sea level equivalent with the same burned out colonial ruins. Many guidebooks even list Kep as a subsection of…

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