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Sihanoukville Whirlwind

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Having been out of Phnom Penh for a couple of weeks on a combination business trip with a few holiday days thrown in for good measure, I found myself eating out a lot on, or around, the beach, Snooky, Sihanoukville,…

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Expatriate Classification: Subgroups and Archetypes

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So what kind of person do you find living in Phnom Penh, what drives them to Cambodia, what do they do here, why do they stay and most of all, are they up to any good? Extensive research carried out…

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NGO Bedwetting Workshop

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Ben Matthews showed up to what he thought was just another NGO workshop last Tuesday, where he would once again share stories and support about his lifelong bedwetting problem and perhaps finally conquer his soggy night demons once and for…

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Cambodia: Child Labour, School Attendance and Homer J Simpson

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A week or so ago, a fresh faced, cheerful and optimistic young woman was found sitting in my office [no, do not ask me why, I had no idea why] It seems that one of those very well known International…

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The Kiwi Bakery – Phnom Penh

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Kiwi Bakery and Restaurant Bread, pastries, breakfast and beverages 199 Sisowath Quay (The Riverside) Recently relocated from Street 63, this cafe opened a month or so ago but has been curiously quiet in advertising or opening promotions of any kind….

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Discrimination in Cambodia?

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Only if it is in our favour! As there was no electricity in the office, again, yesterday afternoon, I was sat in the car park (upwind of the rotting dolphin carcase) reading the last couple of issues of the Cambodia…

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Cambodia – Currency Substitution or Dollarisation?

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Since my arrival, I have always considered it strange that US Dollars were the de facto currency here in Cambodia. During my years in Central and Eastern Europe I was frequently able to purchase goods and/or services with US Dollars,…

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Study On The Affects Of Alcohol On Women

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“Younger women who drink two or three alcoholic beverages a week have a lower risk of developing high blood pressure than women who do not consume alcohol.” — Reuters A study by the anti-ngo Playboy Holdings Inc. finds that women…

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Beer Promotion Saleswomen

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Debate is currently raging on the 440 forum over the Bush funded NGO Care International”s self initiated and self proposed “cultural makeover” of Cambodia”s “beer girls.” Here’s a flavour of the debate. Okay, okay. I tried to ignore it. I…

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Linguistic Faux Pas in Cambodia

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Many moons ago when Lord Playboy was freshly arrived in Cambodia, looking for change, adventure and a cheap, clean, substitute for nuclear fuel, I took an intensive course in learning Khmer Having been a devoted student of the Khmer language,…

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