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Khmer New Year for Expats


Khmer New Year is one of those holidays when I prefer staying in town. In contrast to Water Festival which turns Phnom Penh’s everyday chaos into mayhem, at New Year it becomes a ghost town. Phew… what a relief… so…

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Travel:The Caves of Kampot

caves kapot

With a day to spare after our backroads ride to Kampot, my buxom Khmer girl and I decide to combine an excursion to some nearby caves with a ride to the beach in Kep. Just a short ride out of…

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Although only 148km from Phnom Penh, Kampot is a world away from the spoilt, pampered bourgeois youth of Cambodia’s capital city with their consumerist peripherals and shiny new Japanese motorbikes. Kampot is also far, far away from Phnom Penh’s less…

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