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Kep: the Crab Capital of Cambodia

When thinking about what represents Cambodia, seafood doesn’t often top the list. Angkor Wat, tuk tuks, dusty roads, amok, Siem Reap, Khmer Rouge, poverty, orphanages are probably what most people think of. But the seafood on offer, especially down in the southern region of Kep is sensational, particularly for those who are willing to get […]

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Olympic Stadium Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh is sadly devoid of the leafy parks, sports fields and open areas that we are so used to back home. The main park areas near the Independence Monument, Vietnam Monument, Wat Phnom, Royal Palace and Riverside are surrounded by busy roads which makes exercise and picnic-ing not the nicest experiences.  Koh Pich (Diamond […]

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9 Month in the Penh

Life in general is coming along really well here, despite some of the political and social instability that has been going on the past few months. This has had some impact on our lives but not anything that is cause for concern! We are now used to the razor-wire barricades that are still around the […]

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Squat Toilets and Bum Guns

Above the ground version - difficult to use when drunk

Backpackers, tourists and travellers share some pretty funny stories when they meet. They will brag about the crazy adventure in Malaysia with some weirdo guys who plied them with free booze (wink) or the trip down the mountain in a ute through torrential rain with a drunk driver and two friends getting drunk in the […]

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Long Weekend Jaunt in Vietnam

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Long weekends are something Cambodian’s get to celebrate quite often. There are days off for any number of religious, political or social reasons, and as an expat here it can be a great opportunity to go visit neighbouring countries like Vietnam or Thailand without using your annual leave. For one particular long weekend here, Pchum […]

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Ten Things

Its been 6 months since Mick and I first moved to Cambodia and started working here and what a fun adventure it has been. There’s been torrential rain, protests, armed police wandering the streets, amazing food, kittens, exploring, bike rides, visitors and more. We have had challenges in our jobs, and achievements too. There’s been […]

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Post-Election Protests

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This last week has been a controversial and unstable one for Phnom Penh. A three day demonstration organised by the CNRP plus increased police and military presence in the capital city culminated in one man dying, many injured and emergency discussions between the opposition leader (Sam Rainsey), the prime minister (Hun Sen) and the King […]

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3 Months!

Three months….yikes! It’s hard to believe that it has been 3 months already! It seems like just a short time ago that we were frantically throwing our things into boxes, eating final meals of Aussie sausages and lamb roasts and drinking the last coopers beers before getting on the plane. And yet it also seems […]

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Challenges for Expats

This isn't my cat nor is it my chopping board

Expat lyf yo. It ain’t always easy despite what the glossy brochures and blogs will tell you. There are pressures of work, relationships, home and family combined with a new country, the challenges of working in a different environment, cultural and food differences and homesickness. Some days are awesome and you think you are really […]

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Orussey Market – Phnom Penh

Birds eye view

Phnom Penh has a huge amount of markets that cater to tourists, locals and expats alike. Mick and I are lucky enough to live directly across from a small local market so we have easy access to fresh fruit and veg, meats, plastic containers, makeup, socks, soup and coffee. But if we are in need […]

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