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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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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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One Day in Singapore

Mick and I recently headed back to Australia to visit friends and family, but more importantly to be part of the wedding celebrations for my sister (Yay! Pip! Yay Danny!). We had a really great time back in Australia, seeing friends, eating delicious lamb, napping in comfy beds, hanging out with Mum’s, spending time at […]

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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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Long Weekend Jaunt in Vietnam

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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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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Jimmy Eats World

Our good friend from Sydney, Jimmy Dau, has set off on a year-long (or perhaps longer??? What do you think Jimmy???) adventure to Central and South America and is blogging all about it.  He has been posting about some pretty amazing experiences including treks, dives and general exploring in Mexico and beyond. His posts do […]

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Orussey Market – Phnom Penh

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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Expectations

Two weeks down and a whole lot of house-hunting, negotiating, learning and training has seen us all exhausted but it has been exciting and very rewarding. One thing that was touched on in training was managing expectations, which has become all too true recently for a fellow volunteer. A misunderstanding, break-down of communication and differing […]

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Finding our Feet

All’s well in the land of fish amok. We have hit the ground running, literally, for the past 10 days or so. Once we got to Phnom Penh, we had to hit the ground running. The Country Manager, Sandra, met us at the airport and it has been all stations go for the last ten […]

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