Tag Archives: Phnom Penh


3 Reasons to Quit Cambodia with Zero Notice via Dumping a Beer on Your Bosses’ Head

Easy come? Easy go? Keep a bag packed. You never know. Should you stay? Should you go? Prayers go unanswered by old St. Joe. First, let me preface my ridiculous rhyming by saying that things in life are never so…

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Growing Up as a French Teenager in Phnom Penh

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Here is a brief insight on my life and of my few years as a troubled teenager in Cambodia, for whoever might give a damn and be patient enough to read the cluttered product of a foggy mind. Yes, I…

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So You Wanna Buy a Budget Car in Phnom Penh?

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Phnom Penh is one of the most twisted car markets in the world. At first glance it is expensive (for what you get), unreliable, decentralized and full of vehicles that have no means of being properly serviced. The good news…

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Comedy Cambodia at Pontoon: March Review

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It’s all too easy to blame outside influences when things are not quite going to plan, even though those outside influences may actually be to blame. Sometimes, outside influences can be so glaringly apparent that they can’t be ignored. What…

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Wedding Preparations, Visa Applications and these Giant Walls of Human Creations

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Right now, my email inbox is a cheery and eclectic mix of correspondence with Gay, the vicar of the tiny round church which will be our UK wedding venue, Michelle from rentapartytent.co.uk, Stu from the farm-shop who will be doing…

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March Comedy Club Cambodia at Pontoon

The Comedy Club Cambodia is back doing what it does best, inducing a lethal amount of laughter to the Phnom Penh community with its international stand up show at Pontoon Club on Wednesday March 20. Two top professional comics will…

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Love And Shattered Dreams In SE Asia

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This is the second part of an interview with Bangkok Noir painter Chris Coles whose new exhibition Night Vision is at Meta House, #37 Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh. Noir artist-witness Chris Coles has three pieces of advice for men looking…

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My Comedy Cambodia Crash Course

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I’m a comedy fan. I am drawn to it. When choosing something to watch or read, I immediately browse through the comedy sections first. What emotion can top happiness, especially when outwardly expressed with laughter? It’s positive; it’s food for…

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Khmer 440 Reviews USA Donut

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If you’ve ever enjoyed a serving of American Buffalo Wings, I can tell you where the wings sauce base came from – the curiously named USA Donut. For many years this small shop, run by a Khmer-American and now located…

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Bangkok’s Sex Industry – A Movie In Paintings

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This is the first part of an interview with Bangkok Noir painter Chris Coles whose new show Night Vision opens at 6pm on Friday at Meta House, #37 Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh. He will give a talk on “German Expressionism…

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