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The Cambodian Carnival

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Pedro tries and fails to enjoy all the fun of the provincial Khmer fair Provincial Cambodians have a different understanding of the Western concept of leisure time. A lack of disposable income and strong family ties mean that only the…

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HaHaHoHo Board Game Cafe

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Jenny Conrad visits HaHaHoHo: Phnom Penh’s first Korean board game cafe. One of the latest businesses to open its doors in Toul Tom Pong, HaHaHoHo Board Game Cafe is less of a cafe than a concept. This is a place…

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How I Lived Solo in a Rural Khmer Village

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Vice and Slate writer Nathan Thompson explains how he coped with life in an isolated Khmer village. Living solo in a Cambodian village is like being addicted to hard drugs – an interesting experience, but I wouldn’t recommend it. I…

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Rice Work If You Can Get It

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Pedro joins village Khmer women in the fields harvesting rice. Rice – the bane of my life. Don’t get me wrong, it’s ok and fills an empty stomach, but to be honest it lacks a certain culinary flair, especially when…

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Glenn Wool at Comedy Club Cambodia Review Plus Interview

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Some of you may recall my first review of a Glenn Wool comedy presentation, done last year when Mr. Wool visited the Kingdom of Wonder for the first time. I use the term “review” loosely when describing that particular piece…

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Happy Balloons in Phnom Penh

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Top Banana and Blue Dog guesthouses in Phnom Penh now sell “happy balloons” at the enterprising price of $2 each. The balloons are full of Nitrous Oxide – classically known as laughing gas and colloquially dubbed “hippy crack” because of…

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Glenn Wool at the Comedy Club Cambodia, Thursday 9th January

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Following on from an acclaimed show on December 10, The Comedy Club Cambodia kicks off 2014 with a very special gig. Canadian comic Glenn Wool will be bringing his genius and subversive brand of humour to Equinox on Thursday January…

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Cows: A Menace in Cambodia

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Yes another story about driving! No matter how much you may complain, be satisfied in the knowledge that your life is probably a thousand times more interesting than mine right now. I decided to depart from my old stomping ground…

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7 Ways Cambodia Can Solve its Foreign Dude Problem

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Oh crap, it happened again. Just yesterday, Cambodian police announced that they are searching for a 48 year-old British man in connection with the presumed murder of a Cambodian woman. Apparently, the suspect fled his hotel in quite a haste…

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Shaven-headed Australian Expat Arrested in Phnom Penh

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Tuol Kork and Daun Penh military police arrested an Australian man, a មេខ្លោង (kingpin) known for supplying drugs to the expat community along the riverside in Phnom Penh. -The arrest was made at 10:00 am on the 20th December, 2013,…

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