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By Lee Robinson

It’s been a while since rumours started circulating around the ESL world that Thailand would tighten its grip with a whitening of the knuckles on its already stringent visa laws and now it seems to be doing just this with a …

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Although Phnom Penh is generally a safe place, there have recently been a number of assaults and robberies on foreigners which have generally happened late at night.

One of our readers has supplied some valuable security advice. If you believe you are being followed …

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Who would be the worst driver to encounter on a Cambodian road? A retarded chimpanzee shot full of dope who was eating a banana rather than using the steering wheel, or; your average Khmer driver – specifically owners of 4×4s or HGV drivers?

Having covered …

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I’ve always taken the view that work (well, enjoyable work such as writing) is the polar opposite of being dead. Sometimes that thought pops up into my mind when anything really gloomy happens such as driving my Vespa into a black wheelie bin a …

united93

The story of flight 93 entered American patriotic mythology almost the moment the first reports of a crashed 4th airliner started to reach the press. The heroic image of ordinary people standing up to save the lives of others has a patriotic resonance that …

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In early 1970, rumors spread around Phnom Penh of a white crocodile that had been sighted in the Tonle Bassac River, instilling fear into the cities inhabitants. White crocodiles are thought of as a bad omen in Khmer mythology, and subsequent events might have …

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by Chhay Vet

Vietnamese soldiers had been slowly trickling back home for years but it wasn’t until the 9th of September in 1989 that the final three divisions left Battambang. To mark this auspicious occasion a leaving ceremony was performed around Battambang’s famous Dambang Statue …

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Yes foreigners, they are every-bloody-where here in the sweaty rice bowl that is Cambodia, you can not turn around without banging into some strange alien looking freak. But worry no more; Lord Playboy has compiled a few hints and tips for Cambodians who come …

gods-wrath

Okay I admit it; most of the time I have a lukewarm relationship with God, occasionally turning to disrespectful. For example, I usually work on the Sabbath and last Tuesday I was totally coveting my neighbour’s wife’s ass, but I did not expect The …