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The Thieves Market

So we arrive at a crossroads of two rough dirt tracks, a couple of blocks South of Psar Orasey. The houses have small wooden market stalls outside, the street corners have low wooden tables laid out, old women sit on the …

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The beginning

So it is a pleasant Saturday morning. I am having a lie in, recuperating from the late Friday evening. For once, the source of my Saturday laziness was not my Friday night intemperance, but was rather due to a series of events …

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Over the coming few weeks we’ll be putting a spotlight on some of the not-so-subtle developments in recent Phnom Penh architecture.

Let’s therefore begin with this quite ridiculous edifice which recently emerged from the dusty, windswept landscape of 63 St and as a comical …

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The next morning we awoke early and arose our motor-driven steeds before departure. Much to our delight they all purred with purpose and anticipation of adventure. After a quick breakfast our energetic landlady, clad in what appeared to be a purple negligee, presented us …

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I am sure that not many of you will be surprised to learn that many things irritate me.

Motodop’s who ask you if you want a moto while you are sat on your own moto in front of them, vegetarians who come to dinner …

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If you’re thinking of hiring a dirt bike and heading out into the sticks, here are a few tips for the most serious – and not so serious – off-road adventurers.

Before you go

If you’re taking your own bike, get it fully serviced before long …

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I do not understand politicians, civil servants or NGO employees. The Government here does not have restrictive licensing laws such as you find back in the UK and the US, in fact, it has a complete lack of any licensing laws, sensibly allowing such …

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Kompong Speu is neglected in terms of tourism. Most people pass through on their way to more famous sites around the country. But it possesses a surprising array of travel opportunities. Kirirom National Park is situated in the southwest; the soaring spires of the …

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TWO LARGE BONES BETWEEN ANKLE AND KNEE

It was mid November 2004 my wife and I decided to take a short break from running our Guest House in Sihanoukville ‘AUSTRALIAN APSARA’ and travel to Kep for a well deserved rest. We rode to Kep …

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Or, when East meets West in the domicile.

So there you are, an ex-pat boy, you have been here a while and you are either; a) not interested in, or, b) bored of, the girl scene here. However, you are not quite committed …