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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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Raving and Games in the Rice Fields – New Year in the Provinces

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New Year comes but once a year, well, 3 times if you live in Cambodia. Finally the last one is done and dusted, ready for the rains, which made their timely appearance the day after. Most expats welcome the holiday,…

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For Weddings or a Funeral – Life in the Provinces

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There is no better time to witness the charms and mystery of Cambodia than the first hour of every morning. As the ever punctual sun rises, promising another day of scorching heat, there is a magic in the first rays…

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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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The Ashes

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The body of former king Norodom Sihanouk was cremated last Monday. It was quite a momentous occasion, and although a supposed one million people lined the streets when his body was repatriated from Beijing in October, the funeral procession attracted…

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Back to School, Past the River of Smell…

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After a pretty hectic December I now fall happily back into my happy, humdrum routine. It’s great to feel the warm but un-aggressive ‘cool season’ sun crawl up from behind during a 6am balcony coffee before embarking on a refreshingly…

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Korean #2 Stabs Korean #1′s Khmer Karaoke Girlfriend

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Phnom Penh – A karaoke hostess and her brother, a motodop driver, were both stabbed in a room (#626) of a hotel perched on the roof of the O Russei Market at around 10:30 on the morning of the 22nd…

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Memoirs of a Grizzled Expat 17: Missing All the Clues

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She seems to endure a very stressful time whenever she sees her family and always returns having not slept or eaten which in her present fragile condition leaves her looking sallow and haggard, yet despite me not cutting her any…

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Yesterday’s King Father Procession

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Photos from yesterday showing the King Father’s procession passing onto Sotheros Boulevard and later at the Royal Palace as Norodom Sihanouk arrived to lie in state.

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King Norodom Sihanouk

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Read all the obituaries from the UK quality press on one page.

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