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A funny thing went on a couple of weeks ago. Every night I make the trip from town (read bar), back out to Rancho El Pedro and last night, taking the shortcut past the old abandoned cemetery, the electrics on my bike died: cut …

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You Will Have Realizations

In the village you will not have air conditioning and this means that mattresses are a menace to a good night’s sleep. Cambodians sleep on a straw mat on a wooden floor or cot. So say, one sweltering night, you …

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Does the border town of Poipet deserve it’s moniker of ‘The Worst Town in Cambodia’?

In a short word, yes, but in the spirit adventure, a group of fellow barang was rounded up and the poor man’s Vegas was put to the test- could …

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So, your girlfriend has been living with you for the past 6 months, ever since you seriously injured your knee in an unexpected and traumatic sleep walking accident. Aren’t they always unexpected and traumatic?

Well, her condo is finally ready for you to …

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Here in Cambodia, Noam Chomsky is without a doubt the guy everybody loves to hate. In expat circles, most have never read either his books, articles or reviews, but they certainly know of him as an apologist for the Khmer Rouge. Chomsky has indeed …

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The men of the village gathered around, white-vested. As we finalised the deal they nodded their approval. I was off on my red second-hand Suzuki 110cc moto.

Driving in Cambodia is sensation similar to being babysat by a lax teenager when you were …

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“I love you and Jesus loves you,” said the pimply youth with a clean cut all-American dress sense.

OK, organized religion isn’t my thing. It’s done both good and rather a lot of bad from Tierra Del Fuego up to the Arctic Circle, and I’m …

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A few months into our living and learning experience in Cambodia, fresh from a Khmer language class and full of positive energy, I approached a woman holding an ill baby in the Russian Market to engage her in a conversation in Khmer.

Just jump in, …

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Let’s say you’ve been looking around for a vehicle at locally and are getting nowhere. Maybe you have an old girl sitting at home under a tarp that you miss terribly. Maybe on that jaunt home last time you fell in love with that …

YEAR 33, directed by Kathryn Lejeune, is an upcoming feature length documentary that tells the inspiring stories of three young Khmer artists who are quietly working to revive their country’s devastated artistic heritage.

An intimate glimpse into their lives reveal universal truths within the …