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It is not just fish that comes from the Tonle Sap Great Lake

With the reported decline in fish harvests from the Tonle Sap Great Lake there has been an increased demand for alternative and inexpensive food sources for people; as well as for captive …

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“Wrong, Do it again! If you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don”t eat yer meat? You! Yes, you behind the bikesheds, stand still laddy!”

Problems: Discipline

That song does remind me of doing …

Mona_Lisa_Patpong_Bangkok

The first few times that I met Jake, I thought that he had just arrived in Cambodia. He seemed to be constantly surprised and perplexed by everything, he would often ask me the most simple [not to mention odd] of questions …

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For the sake of newer readers, or existing ones with less than perfect memories, let us just quickly recap on the terminology:

White: Khmer good girls, virgin girls who will be virgins on their wedding nights
Black: Working girls, Sex workers, ‘prostitutes’, ‘hookers’, taxi-girls, bar-girls, et cetera
Grey: Girls who …

traffic_phnompenh

Center barriers on major thoroughfares have been popping up all over the city in recent months. This is a variation on the theme, ‘If you can?t beat ‘em, join ‘em.’ In this case, in rough translation, ‘Considering how difficult it would be to change …

vietn

Yuon is, of course, a Khmer word for Vietnamese, a mildly offensive slang name – similar to those of us from the UK referring to; the French as Froggies, the Spanish as Spics, the Italians as Wops or the Germans as Krauts, the Dutch …

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We spent the evening in happy revelry. Nills, Calum and I took on some local youths in a spirited game of association football. We ended up on the wrong end of a 5-4 score line but given that we were outnumbered and down 4-0 …

squat

”I shouldn?t have eaten the bloody noodles?” I said to myself, as I viewed the desperate scene.

An hour beforehand I had been sitting at a roadside restaurant in Kampong Chhnang. We were about one hundred kilometres from Phnom Penh but hunger pangs had hit …

moregrey

Following on with more recent conversations with grey girls, I have come across a slightly intriguing trend.

Now, most of the grey girls that I know work in an assortment of bars; in fact, they cover the whole spectrum of bar types here in Phnom …

apsara

She is a perfect form, a little figure, poised in concentration. Her back is arched slightly, her chin raised, her eyes twinkle. Her hands are tiny and her palms are bent back. She raises her right leg and balances. Then she starts to sing.

I …