Tag Archives: Siem Reap

Skateistan & The Skateshop Phnom Penh visit Siem Reap Skatepark

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Last weekend marked the opening party of the Siem Reap skatepark! We had the pleasure of being joined by the likes of Skateistan Cambodia, and the owners and skaters from The Skateshop Phnom Penh – really friendly, passionate guys, and…

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14 Months in Siem Reap

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I have been in Siem Reap for 14 months. Don’t hold me to it, but I would be happy to move on around Hanukkah. In general, expats seem to stay for six months. We come as NGO workers, teachers or…

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Meet Minea the Masseuse

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Naomi Collett Ritz interviews Siem Reap masseuse, Minea, about her time in Thailand as an illegal migrant, being ‘sponsored’ by an Australian sex tourist, and the cheapness of Chinese customers. Minea and I like to watch Californication when she massages…

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The Needle and the Damage Done

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“So you wanna come over to my place for a treatment?” The towering, barefoot man with a bed sheet wrapped around his waist drawled (henceforth known as ‘The Shaman’). The Tiger Lady was perched on her wooden platform at the…

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The Real ‘Lonely Planet’ Guide To Angkor Wat

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The scale of achievement at Angkor Wat is certainly something – for a few centuries it was the centre of an impressive empire, and a population of over a million lived there at a time when London had a twentieth…

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