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What Not to Do in Sihanoukville

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Vice and Slate writer Nathan Thompson visits Sihanoukville and has a dire time of it I expected Sihanoukville to be a Sodom of sexpats. But it wasn’t all that bad. “Just go to Otres”, my expat friends had told me….

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Three Sex Tourist ‘Prowlers’ Get Drugged and Robbed

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Hoary Trio ‘Whore Snookered’ in Snooky Ipad recovered after drinks spiked – but where’s the dignity? Preah Sihanouk: 28.12.13 -A Khmer woman was arrested for allegedly having administered a knockout drug to 3 foreigners and making off with their valuables….

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Khmer Thief Tortured by his Russian Captors

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Sihanoukville A man who broke into a house to steal an old Nokia phone quickly became the victim instead when the foreign residents, suspected to be Russians, caught the thief, cut up his fingers and continued torturing him. Sihanouk provincial…

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Down and Out in South East Asia by Alex Watts

In the sequel to bestselling food book Down And Out In Padstow And London, failed chef and hack Lennie Nash sets off to eat his way through SE Asia, with a half-baked plan to buy a restaurant. Along the way,…

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Where Life Slows Down and Silence Rushes In: The Lazy Beach Experience

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It’s rush hour in Lazy Beach, which means there are six people floating in the azure water watching the late afternoon sun disappear into the Gulf of Thailand. There’s no noise from hammering, shouting or motorbikes. Only the distant buzzing…

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The Fall Of Victory Hill

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A few years ago, Victory Hill was the backpacking hub of Sihanoukville with enough customers to fill the sea with gold. But since then gravity has definitely moved down the hill to Ochheuteal Beach and the now-thriving Otres Beach area….

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A Public Flogging In Sihanoukville

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It happened when I was drinking in a bar one night in Sihanoukville. Seats emptied and expats, tourists, and Khmer staff descended into the street, attracted by the primordial sound of someone or something in pain. There were screams and…

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In for a penny…

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Tales of woe and need. They’re almost as common as poverty in Cambodia. Every expat hears them, often with a request for assistance (i.e. money.) To help or not to help is the question. And if ‘to help’ is the…

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Restaurants and Dealing with Awkward Customers in Cambodia

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I’ve been running the kitchen at a friend’s restaurant in Cambodia for the past couple of weeks. It’s the wet season, so there aren’t many customers about. But it’s been good fun getting back into the kitchen, and teaching the…

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia

I. Introduction Kampong Som (as it was called originally) or Sihanoukville (as it was renamed in honour of King Norodom Sihanouk) is home to a multitude of Western expats, the first choice for Phnom Penh residents who want to get…

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