Tag Archives: travel


Sixty-Nine’s Running Time

entry2012

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…

Posted in Commentary, Expat Life, Travel | Tagged , , , , , ,

Good Cars for Cambodia Expats #3: Daewoo Matiz v Hyundai Atoz/Visto

Visto_02

Price Range: $2000 – $4000 If you have had one bike accident too many, seen your family grow or are simply looking to get out of the sun and rain, the Daewoo Matiz or Hyundai Atoz/Visto (the Visto is a…

Posted in Expat Life, Reviews, Travel | Tagged , , , ,

Rude Food In Phnom Penh’s ‘Noodle Alley’

noodle alley (1)

The worst service I ever had was in London’s Chinatown. There was a cloudburst and then heavy rain so I scurried into one of the restaurants. The place was packed, and I was looking round trying to spot a table,…

Posted in Commentary, Expat Life, Phnom Penh, Restaurant Reviews, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Moving to Cambodia

kite boy2

Cambodia, The Kingdom of Wonder, stirred up a lot of wonder from friends when Marissa Carruthers announced she was moving there three weeks ago. Now she explains to K440 how she ended up living in this land of opportunity. You’d…

Posted in Commentary, Expat Life, Phnom Penh, Travel | Tagged , ,

Road Rage Hun Kicks Coot’s Old Camry

camry

Kampot Province – An elderly Cambodian man driving a Camry Paong គូទប៉ោង (Khmer name, based on design, for older model Camrys circa 1990) has accused a foreign national of riding up to his car on his moto and kicking it…

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , ,

In Defence Of Cambodian Cooking (With Apologies To George Orwell)

New marketing campaign for prohok

There has been a lot of talk over the years about the need to attract more foreign visitors to Cambodia. But there is something its people could bring a much-needed change to – and that is cooking. It is often…

Posted in Commentary, Expat Life, Travel | Tagged , , , , ,

Good Cars for Cambodia Expats #2: Toyota Corolla E110 vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class W202

Toyota-Corolla-COR_HI_009

Price Range: $4500 – $6,500 Okay, so I want to make one thing clear from the outset – this is probably the only time in history that a utilitarian everyman vehicle, likened to a whitegood appliance, has been pitted against…

Posted in Commentary, Expat Life, Reviews | Tagged , , , , ,

Two Seats on the Vietnamese Bus Ride from Hell

Simpsons_Otto

Never mind the boat ride from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc, which started an hour late and stuttered through two “Ooops! We’re out of gas” delays before depositing us ashore in Vietnam. The boat trip was late, ridiculous and at…

Posted in Commentary, Expat Life, Travel | Tagged , , , , ,

My Tuol Tumpoung Fish Crawl

annafish1

For a lover of fish life is good here in Cambodia where you really don’t have to go far for a good fish supper (or fish breakfast…fish lunch….fish snack ….fish cheese). Fish are literally everywhere. Even the walls in the…

Posted in Expat Life, Phnom Penh, Restaurant Reviews, Reviews, Travel | Tagged , , , , ,

Cambodia Movie Reviews: Dogora

Dogora-

Dogora is being shown at Meta House in Phnom Penh at 8pm on Tuesday 6th November. Sometimes living and working here in Cambodia with the daily stresses, struggles and inconveniences that are part of our everyday lives, we are in…

Posted in Reviews, Travel | Tagged , , ,