Tag Archives: Phnom Penh


Phnom Penh Teacher’s Diary 3

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Day Five: The End of Week One One of the objectives that I set myself for the first week is to learn the names of all my new students. At the moment, I’m not teaching very many classes. I have…

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The 440 Guide to Phnom Penh (Khmer) Nightclubs

I’ve read a few posts on the forum recently from people asking about places to go other than the boring st 51 scene. I thought I’d write about some places I’ve been to, and what they were like. If anyone…

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No Accident in Cambodia

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I ended my last report with this aside: “If I were to confuse the news with reality, I’d have to deduce that the UK is just like Cambodia, except that it has terrorism and snow.” Here’s where there is a…

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Noise Anyone?

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Cambodians love noise, or so it would seem. Or maybe they just don’t notice it. Possibly, if it does bother them, they”re simply too tolerant as a people to make a fuss. Or maybe it’s all of the above. Not…

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Another One Bites the Dust

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Recently one of the country’s top pop stars and TV presenters was gunned down mid-morning outside her English class (given the ugly anti-Vietnamese xenophobia here, a news headline in English was disgracefully inflammatory in its ambiguity – ‘Cambodian Pop Star…

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Cambodian Traffic Police Flee Mob

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Police were forced to flee an angry mob recently after a teenage passenger fell off of a motorbike and sustained minor injuries. According to the mob he was pulled off by the police. The cops, in contrast, say he fell…

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The Cost of Living in Cambodia

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Okay, this has been blatantly stolen from a friend of Lord Playboy’s Cambodia Blog, but he says that he does not mind. “Dear All, I have been corresponding by email over the last few months with a young couple in…

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Quiet Beer in Phnom Penh?

You know the problem. You are enjoying a quiet can of Tiger beer in an almost empty bar when the bloke ten feet further down the bar looks up and says: “I used to be an astronaut, you know.” That…

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Cambodia: Cold Justice

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Gazing out at sunrise over the Tonle Sap the other morning, I was revelling in a most unusual sensation in Cambodia, feeling somewhat chilly. I actually forwent my glass of iced coffee in favour of a hot coffee. Of course…

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Lee Robinson: 1974-2007

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I’ve known a few expats pass away during my time in Cambodia, but the range, volume and sincerity of tributes expressed following the death of my close friend Lee Robinson last week has rarely been matched. I wondered a couple…

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