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The Diseased Temple Dog and Me

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Vice and Slate writer Nathan Thompson encounters a disconcerting side of Khmer rural life: the treatment of stray animals The dog was a right old mess. Its patchy fur exposed grey skin gathered into folds and each eye was blood…

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Falafel Murders and other Tales: ‘Petra’ and ‘Turkish Delight’

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Jeff Mudrick reviews Phnom Penh’s two newest middle-eastern eateries. Random Prologue Little Armenia, where I resided before coming to Cambodia overlaps Thai Town in the east Hollywood district of Los Angeles. It can be a dangerous place, more particularly a…

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Comedy Cambodia at Club Red, Tuesday 18th February

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The Comedy Club Cambodia has been champing at the bit for more mirth-filled moments and gallops back for its first show in the Year of the Horse. Two comedy circuit heavyweights, Johnny Candon and Dave Johns, have been booked to…

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My Interactions with the ‘Russian Market Rice Cake Lady’

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Jenny Conrad meets a grouchy vendor of tasty vegetarian street food. On a day when I’m in a rush or feel like a cheap and easy lunch, heading into the rabbit warren of the Russian Market is my default option…

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Life in Brown Coffee and Bakery

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Nathan Thompson examines the customer demographic at Brown Coffee in Phnom Penh. I’m a coffee shop w*nker. I’m that guy sitting at his laptop rolling his eyes as you enter with your girlfriends trailing your excitable sprogs behind you. Even…

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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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