Tag Archives: Cambodia

Squat Toilets and Bum Guns

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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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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Review: Comme a la Masion

Mick and I generally don’t eat much Western food when we go out, much to the dismay of our friends. I find that the options for asian food are much more interesting and exciting, not to mention cheaper. And knowing how to cook Western food probably adds to that disinterest when we eat out. A […]

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Post-Election Protests

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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Elections in Kampuchea

Mick and I have been fortunate enough to live through an election period in Cambodia. It was noisy, it was loud, it was exciting. I love election periods back home (usually) so seeing how the system worked here was very interesting. The election was held on July 28 and the month-long campaigning period leading up […]

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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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The Kitten Adventures

As I previously mentioned, we were fortunate enough to have a stray cat take a liking to our place and have her kittens in in about 6 weeks ago. We lost one of the kittens to an AWFUL MONSTER (tom cat) but the other four grew, and grew, and grew! They have been the source […]

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Angkor What

Mick and I had the fortune of heading to Siem Reap recently for a training session and we were lucky enough to get to visit a couple of temples at Angkor Wat. Last time we came here, our friend Thea (from the awesome Why Because Science blog) distracted us with red wine and cheese just […]

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And then there were four…

When Mick and I were coming to Cambodia, I was certain, absolutely certain that there would be NO CAT for us here. After the tragedy of Bamboo passing away in Chiang Mai, I didn’t want to deal with the heartbreak of having a cat, loving it and then losing it or having to leave it […]

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Challenges for Expats

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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