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Fear and Loathing on the Siem Reap-Phnom Penh Night Bus

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I finished work late Friday night, so in order to make the most of the weekend we decided to take the overnight bus at midnight. This would put us in Phnom Penh by 6:30 the next morning, give us two…

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Angkor Wat’s Geoglyph Gardens

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A June 2013 UNESCO report on the first “lidar” aerial laser survey of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, which exposes topography under tree canopy, has revealed a mysterious geoglyph attached to this great temple dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. The…

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Man Bites Dog – More Tails from the Provinces

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Anybody keeping half an eye on European media over the last few months cannot help but notice the uproar over traces of horse DNA found in Findus Crispy Pancakes and LidlXtra Value burgers. The issue, it seems, is not about…

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Sixty-Nine’s Running Time

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When we went to collect our bibs the day before the Angkor Wat 2012 Half Marathon, I felt that it was nothing but a good omen that I was lucky number 69. I would need some luck. I couldn’t stand…

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2nd ABBA Bodybuilding Competition Sizzles this Summer Again in Siem Reap.

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Saturday, July 21st 2012 will sizzle this summer in Siem Reap when the one day bodybuilding competition gets underway at Angkor Century Hotel which is marking a major milestone for 2nd ABBA competition this year. Competitors will be judged on…

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When Will Angkor Wat Be Sold To China?

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I was quite surprised by the fuss this week over the announcement that a full-scale replica of the world-famous temple of Angkor Wat is to built thousands of miles away on the banks of the Ganges in India. The trust…

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Tuk Tuks and Learning to Bite your Tongue

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I’ve got a Dutch expat friend who has a rather novel idea for dealing with what he calls the “scourge of tuk tuks in Cambodia”. “They should do what they do in Tunisia!” he says. “Ban them from even talking…

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Cambodian Food: The Chef Hailed As A Genius By Raymond Blanc

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My nine-month quest to learn how to cook Cambodian food hasn’t been an easy one. There are only a few decent cookbooks on the subject, and even they’re filled with contradictions, making it even harder to get to the bottom…

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

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I. Introduction The tiny provincial capital of Siem Reap has grown steadily over the years. The jumping off point for the massive Angkor Archaeological Park, it has become a thriving tourist town, bustling with eager visitors, crammed with bars and…

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Out in the Cambodian Sticks

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I’d deliberately not planned any of my week in Siem Reap other than vaguely seeing Angkor Wat. I flagged down the first passing motodop and told him to take me there. After he initially tried a couple of bog-standard tourist…

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