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When in Rome

It’s a crap adage but helpful. One of the first things you need to do is abandon your Western habits in favour of local ones. Even superior Western habits will not serve you if you cling to them. Take littering for example. …

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Phnom Penh

-A Frenchman (បុរសជនជាតិបារាំង) returning home from a Panda Mart convenience store was badly injured when 2 thieves on a motorbike grabbed the beer he had purchased and used it as a weapon to rob him of his wallet.

-The incident occurred to the …

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Greetings from Battambang, Big Sister

Yes, it’s been a while since we were last in touch, but seeing as we are both becoming more ‘westernized’, and, as they say it’s ‘the season’, I thought I’d write you a short summary of the year’s events …

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Tuol Kork and Daun Penh military police arrested an Australian man, a មេខ្លោង (kingpin) known for supplying drugs to the expat community along the riverside in Phnom Penh.

-The arrest was made at 10:00 am on the 20th December, 2013, at the rented …

Denis Jones

I’ve been retained by the Jones family in the UK to look into the matter of the disappearance of their son, Denis. I can share a few facts with you, and also let you know that there are a few things you can do to help.

The family has in fact notified the UK …

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Not eating our pets

Whilst in the West pets are a source of joy, in Cambodia pets are a source of protein. Rationality tells us it can’t be more wrong to eat a dog then a pig; indeed haven’t we all read somewhere that …

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Ministry of the Interior’s Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police in collaboration with America’s FBI yesterday arrested Daniel Stephen Johnson, an American citizen.

The arrest was made at a house in Sonsom Kosol Village, Beoung Thom Phun Commune, Mean Chey District, on the 9th of …

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The day is already hot, the air a humid mix of dust and engine fumes billowing from an array of mottos, 4 wheel drives, buses and ropey delivery trucks.

They wait in the shadow of tall glass towers, squatting patiently, swatting away the street …

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With Pchum Ben less than a week away I got a call from an unknown number on my cell phone. Usually picking up a mystery call results in my apologizing in Khmer for not speaking enough Khmer, and I eventually get hung up on. …

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1. Respect

In the West the phrase, “old person” is so objectionable that it needs to be pussyfooted around with terms like, “older person” or “senior”. In Cambodia if you call a fifty year old guy “Tha” (grandfather), he is likely to be very pleased. Why? …