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Lee: I’ve never been interviewed before except by the police

440: It’s OK; I’m not working for the Dept of Homeland security. So Lee, you’re sitting there looking very suave and sophisticated with a beer in your hand and your top two buttons casually undone..how …

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Unbeknownst to all but the perpetrators/dealmakers – including evidently everybody else in government – Phnom Penh’s central police headquarters was traded off a year ago to a friend of the family, as it were, in exchange for a new headquarters on twice the land …

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Some people are happy to pay their own way in life. Some other people are unashamed freeloaders who will take anything going, regardless of need or financial circumstance.

Say ”Good morning,” to those NGO employees with 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers.

Now you might think that …

Cambodia Indigenous Land

Some things will always be a mystery; why the Germans decided to be led by a man with a stupid moustache and an obvious case of Napoleon syndrome, why haggis is considered a foodstuff worthy of devotion, why some people think it …

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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 …