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Rude Food In Phnom Penh’s ‘Noodle Alley’

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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,…

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Moving to Cambodia

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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…

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Road Rage Hun Kicks Coot’s Old Camry

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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Two Seats on the Vietnamese Bus Ride from Hell

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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…

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My Tuol Tumpoung Fish Crawl

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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…

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Cambodia Movie Reviews: Dogora

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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…

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Why Cambodia Isn’t A Playground

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There was a documentary I saw about Spike Milligan and the depression that had blighted much of his life. He’d been brought up in India and moved to England when he was 15. It had a terrible effect on him….

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April is the cruelest month…..

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APRIL is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. — T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land They said it would be hot. April, that is. March was hot,…

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