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For vegetarians living in Cambodia, the standard fare of vegetable fried rice, stir fried greens or noodles with vegetables can become a little monotonous after a while. At many Asian-style restaurants, vegetarian options simply use vegetables or tofu as a substitute for the main …

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Fed up with Costa, Brown, Gloria Jean, Spinelli and other soulless, corporate Starbucks wannabees? Nathan Thompson reviews the homely Khmer coffee shops in his village many miles away from the glitz of Phnom Penh’s BKK1.

We douse ourselves in coffee. Every morning a million …

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A June 2013 UNESCO report on the first “lidar” aerial laser survey of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, which exposes topography under tree canopy, has revealed a mysterious geoglyph attached to this great temple dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu.

The immense geoglyphic relief area is exactly as wide from east to west as …

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Naomi Collett Ritz hitched a lift through Sundays’s mass CNRP protest with Sam Rainsy’s wife, and managed an exclusive interview in the process. Here’s her report for K440

Beginning Sunday morning tens of thousands of Cambodians descended on Freedom Park …

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We’ve all got to take time out once in a while to relax and unwind, right? Stress relief can be multifaceted, taking the form of sports, fine wine, cigars, rub n’ tugs or having needles stuck into
the spine by a Chinese …

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Naomi Collett Ritz interviews Siem Reap masseuse, Minea, about her time in Thailand as an illegal migrant, being ‘sponsored’ by an Australian sex tourist, and the cheapness of Chinese customers.

Minea and I like to watch Californication when she massages me, but …

A feast fit for a king at Royal India - and all for a total of $12.50

O’Russei market tends to be the kind of place I go to buy vegetables and then leave again straight away. With new, garishly-coloured budget guesthouses continuously popping up all over the streets south of the market, those visiting appear to frequently complain that they have to walk for miles to find anywhere to eat. …

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‘I miss the rollmops, delicious, just like prahok…. but I don’t really like Cornish pasties,’ my husband informs our friends back here in Phnom Penh upon our return from our two-month trip back to my homeland.

Being in the UK with Makara for …

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Eagle-eyed K440 correspondent, Ned Kelly, spotted this strange-but-almost-true advertisement on the Cambodia Parent’s Network yahoo group and felt it deserved a wider audience. We concurred.

Hi Everyone,

My wife and I are moving to Haiti for reasons of economic hardship, as the cost of living …

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It’s a low-key Thursday night in Phnom Penh. The early evening rains have subsided, and you are meeting a friend for dinner at a respectable Western restaurant. As you walk in to the restaurant, you see a couple quietly eating dinner at a nearby …