Category Archives: Expat Life

A trip to Phú Quôc from Phnom Penh

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Currently there are two main ways to get to Phú Quoc Island from Phnom Penh: fly via Saigon, or go overland through Hà Tiên, and then take a ferry.  Over water festival a few friends and I chose to go the…

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Le Broken Plate Falls Flat In Its New Location

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Last year I visited Le Broken Plate a few times, and wrote this glowing review of a night there. The location on Street 13 was almost hidden, but once inside the small and trendy restaurant you were warmly welcomed by the…

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Update: Would the U.S. State Department cover up a bar fight involving an embassy staffer at Golden Sorya Mall?

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Last year K440 published an article bitching and moaning about the U.S. State Department’s stonewalling response to aFreedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request for documents about a bar fight involving an embassy staffer outside Golden Sorya Mall. Here is the update. Continue reading

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7 Reasons to Not Buy a Business in Cambodia

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Cambodia itself is detrimental to your health, and working in Cambodia is even more so. What could go wrong? Continue reading

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Mini-Marts I Know and Love – Camko City

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Cambodia is changing. On the way out are the wretched, the desperate, the runaways, alkies and deathpats. They don’t suit the new ‘developed’ status that the country now is hell-bent on portraying, albeit fairly unsuccessfully. Out with the beer guts…

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Michelin Guide Reaches Bangkok

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Bangkok has finally been awarded with the prestigious Michelin stars. But there’s more to the guide than you might know. Continue reading

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Cam-Beer-Dia! A Look at Cambodia’s Beer Market

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It is an indisputable fact that Cambodians love their beer. Whether it’s a simple get-together between friends or a lavish wedding ceremony, it seems that there is always an occasion to crack a can, pour into an ice filled glass…

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Eating Scorpions: Pitfalls of the Cambodian Dating Culture

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Cambodia is the wild west of Asia. At least that’s what I thought when I landed in Phnom Penh. I was 26-years-old, it was my second time in Asia and I had no idea what to expect. The only other…

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Asia South East-Short Film Festival: A New Event For Cinema Lovers Is Landing In Phnom Penh

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  Are you a fan of independent cinema? Well it looks like we’ve got some great treats about to be served up at The Asia South East – Short Film Festival happening at Meta House Cultural Centre in Phnom Penh…

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Will The Real Leo Clifton Please Stand Up

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We need to talk, once again, about the real Leo Clifton, now also going by the name Leander Royvon. And possibly Jessica Murphy. I didn’t ever intend to revisit the exploits of this controversial British expatriate, the alleged nitrous oxide…

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