Monthly Archives: January 2012

A delicious lunch

A Khmer friend showed me one of the local favorites at his aunt’s restaurant. Delicious!

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Schools in Cambodia

Under the Khmer Rouge, all schools were closed or destroyed. Any remaining buildings were turned into pigs styes. Mass graves surrounded schools across the country. It was a sad time. Today, Cambodia is rebuilding. And part of that rebuilding is … Continue reading

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Phenom Penh: Khmer Food Village

If you have limited time to visit Phenom Penh and you wish to see and taste lot of varieties of Khmer food easily in one sitting, I suggest you try Khmer Food Village. Khmer Food Village sits near the monstrous … Continue reading

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Koh Kong: A lazy morning’s reflections

I was writing an email to a friend. An excerpt I want to share: “Koh Kong is awesome. Very remote and cut off from most of the world. Got a tour by Vietnamese ship workers of some of the ships … Continue reading

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Koh Kong, Cambodia: “Victory Over Genocide Day”

I think this article sums up a lot of history here in Cambodia in one concise text, and helps to at least clear some of the cobwebs of confusion. Sometimes it is difficult to understand all of the pieces of … Continue reading

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A coastal shipping port in Cambodia: Port of Sre Amble

Sre Amble is located on an inlet on the southwestern coast of Cambodia, near the eastern edge of the Cardamon Mountains. Thus, Sre Amble is a port town and now has a new port. If you want to understand business … Continue reading

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Sre Ambel, Cambodia: K’Bahl Poong Roo-Uhl Waterfall (forgotten Cambodia)

Sometimes a waterfall is not “just another waterfall”. My guidebook (one of the only ones that actually has ‘Sre Ambel’ listed) stated that motorcycle taxis would be on both sides of the river bridge, to take visitors to the waterfall. … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! … from Sihanoukville, Cambodia … January 1, 2012

I finally learned the tricks of shooting Cambodian fireworks last night, New Year’s Eve. If a fuse fails to light the roman candle, simple break off the top end but don’t break the string. That string will be coated with … Continue reading

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