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Having just arrived back in England after a crazy two and a half months in Cambodia, I have had time to reflect on how I managed to splurge so much money in so little time. I have come to the conclusion that I am …

For a walk down memory lane, it’s worth checking this evocative portrait of a long gone Phnom Penh circa 1965. Phnom Penh was a truly beautiful city – no laundry hanging from balconies (it was illegal) – no cars parked on sidewalks, few cars even (but check the Citroen 2CVs) and it”s easy to …

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Acclimatisation

Adapting to a much warmer climate can take …

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The foothills of western Cambodia”s wild Cardamom Mountains stretch all the way to Kampong Chhnang. The provincial landscape is one of rolling green hills, and many of these have become traditional Khmer sites of worship.

With the exception of one hill across the Tonle …

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I quickly learned, while teaching at Parallel U in Phnom Penh, never to give a homework assignment that involved any type of hard information because it would simply be lifted in its entirety from the net, including references to pages or graphs that weren’t …

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Ah, the smells of Asia; fair makes my loins quiver.

The other morning I awoke somewhat earlier than usual; a full hour before I normally leave the house I was riding the streets of Phnom Penh trying to find a restaurant that was open, as …

Cave

On a recent trip to Kampong Chhnang with my friend, Srey Mom, I was very keen on finding a historical site that I”d heard of long before. The area northwest of the city is covered in the traces of the Khmer Rouge, including derelict …

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By Chhay Vet

Typists get paid by the words they type a minute; therefore it’s in their interest to work as quickly as possible. Planning major life events, such as your own marriage, is entirely the opposite and there is no need to rush, …

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A few months ago, I made a trip to Kampong Chhnang with my friend, Srey Mom, to check out the old, abandoned Chinese-built airport and some of the surrounding Khmer Rouge era infrastructure. While the massive airport, large enough to accommodate 747s, was the …

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He was complaining about the problems of having been colonised by those cheese eating surrender monkeys, the French. With them, it was just a case of banging up a few pretty looking building, making sure that their effluence was piped as far away …