raingamb

‘An odd and puzzling feature of this town was that many people looked at the sky for long periods of time, pointing at the clouds, and they did this from morning till sunset. We thought they were plane spotting or on the looking for …

buss

Making regular weekend trips out into the sticks, it occurs to me that some readers might appreciate some insight into transportation options in Cambodia. Actually, many foreigners living in Cambodia swanning around in their SUVs (or more likely motorbikes) are not too familiar with …

chickencurry

Lord Playboy’s Khmer Mother in Law shares some of her favourite Recipes with 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 …

demcam2

In November 1978, a bizarre story flashed across news wires around the world. Deep in the Guyana jungle, an exiled cult from the U.S. had committed “revolutionary suicide”, and the aerial footage showed rows and rows of bodies, adults and children, 908 in all, …

chivers

I don’t know that I’ve seen a cat on a hot tin roof in Cambodia, but I’ve seen cats and I’ve seen tin roofs that must get hot. I don’t have a tin roof but I have a cat. After much deliberation I finally …

maguire

After completing an award-winning dissertation on the Nuremberg trials at Columbia University, Peter Maguire somehow felt hollow and fraudulent. His studies had been of a time long ago, and he understandably felt disconnected from his subject matter. As a product of one of the …

sourporksoup

Lord Playboy’s Khmer Mother in Law shares some of her favourite Recipes with 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 …

crash

Something actually happened in Cambodia in June – an airplane crashed, killing 22 – mostly Korean tourists. From what I can ascertain, a company (named ‘PMT’; let’s not make any quips about flying in the wrong time of the month) with a far greater …

Walking around Phnom Penh is good exercise. I see so many more glimpses of …

roadtoangkor

This long out-of-print book describes the author’s journey from coastal Vietnam to Angkor in the year 1957.

Pym had visited Cambodia a few years before and knew of a twelfth century road that once ran from Angkor all the way to the city of Binh-Dinh …