Tag Archives: sihanoukville

In for a penny…


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

dirty fork

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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Sihanoukville Bars Update


This week, our forum members went fishing at the seaside and took a trawl through the Sihanoukville bar scene. Here’s what they came up with. Independence Beach: The best beach bars were razed last year as a sacrifice to the…

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Something actually happened in Cambodia in June – an airplane crashed, killing 22 – mostly Korean tourists. From what I can ascertain, a company (named ‘PMT’; let’s not make any quips about flying in the wrong time of the month)…

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Let it Be


A while back when I was reclining on the loungers of a certain beach shack on Occheuteal Beach in Sihanoukville, I noticed that their rickety sign post had an array of large rusty nails sticking out at just the right…

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Bike Rental Crackdown in Sihanoukville


Travellers considering renting a motorbike while in the coastal resort of Sihanoukville/Kompong Som should be aware that the authorities are currently insisting that foreigners carry a Cambodian drivers license. This post comes from local resident and business owner, “Laud John”…

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Another Peach at the Beach: The Good Girl Quandary


What is really possible with a good girl? In the months after my brief affair with the buxom peach, I often thought of that afternoon when I ravished her creamy young body on the shabby leather couch – and I…

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Sihanoukville Whirlwind


Having been out of Phnom Penh for a couple of weeks on a combination business trip with a few holiday days thrown in for good measure, I found myself eating out a lot on, or around, the beach, Snooky, Sihanoukville,…

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A Warning to Flame Jugglers 4: Musings Mid-Struggle


The man continued to hum. I couldn’t recognize the melody, bar the fact that it was odious. This man plainly did not study the strains of Sisamout or Sothea. Lessons needed to be taught. I realised, somewhat resignedly, that I…

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