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Scumbag Scallan Does Scambodia

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There comes a point in many people’s lives when the urge to escape life becomes overwhelming. Fleeing from bank debts, failed businesses, relationship breakdowns, loan sharks, drug dealers and illegitimate children happens often enough, and is sometimes justified and sometimes…

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The Weekender – Getting to and from the Cambodian Provinces

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Ever fancied getting away for the weekend? Maybe you are an erudite city slicker who yearns for a less mean, more green environment? Perhaps you are a bored country bumpkin who hankers for the illicit and anonymous delights and bright…

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Rats the Size of Cats: Vermin in the Cambodian Provinces

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‘There`s a rat in me kitchen what am I gonna do?’ sang the Brummie pseudo-reggae band UB40 back in the 80’s. When I moved into my single-story brick-walled shack (quiet out of town setting- where no-one gets married, dies or…

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‘Youen’ and the Art of Motor Cycle Maintenance

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A funny thing went on a couple of weeks ago. Every night I make the trip from town (read bar), back out to Rancho El Pedro and last night, taking the shortcut past the old abandoned cemetery, the electrics on…

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Fear and Loathing in Poipet

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Does the border town of Poipet deserve it’s moniker of ‘The Worst Town in Cambodia’? In a short word, yes, but in the spirit adventure, a group of fellow barang was rounded up and the poor man’s Vegas was put…

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Proselytism in the Provinces

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“I love you and Jesus loves you,” said the pimply youth with a clean cut all-American dress sense. OK, organized religion isn’t my thing. It’s done both good and rather a lot of bad from Tierra Del Fuego up to…

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The Best Laid Plans of Bats and Dams – A Day Off in the Provinces

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May 1st: International Labour Day when workers of the world unite and wave socialist banners, bearded ale quaffers watch young maidens prance around a phallus with ribbons, andeveryday folk get a day out of the office. In Cambodia it’s a…

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How to Win Friends in the Bar Game

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So, you’re bored of the 9-5 drudgery of life in the civilized western world of say the UK, USA or Australia. The weather sucks, the women are fat and gobby and the price of an unhealthy lifestyle is astronomically expensive….

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Raving and Games in the Rice Fields – New Year in the Provinces

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New Year comes but once a year, well, 3 times if you live in Cambodia. Finally the last one is done and dusted, ready for the rains, which made their timely appearance the day after. Most expats welcome the holiday,…

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Going Batty in Battambang – Life in the Provinces

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The last couple of articles I have written for this esteemed website could be perceived by some as being a little cynical or perhaps at times even a touch vitriolic. To even the score the following story is nicer: a…

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