Monthly Archives: March 2013

Battambang: Traditional Houses and a Bamboo Railway!

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 As this year’s trip draws into it’s final week, we decided to take a short trip to Battambang. This is an important secondary city with about 100,000 people and a close history with France and China, especially in its architecture. …

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Progress, I Guess

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Last year, I wrote posts here and here about the dredging and widening of the Siem Reap River and how it led to mass evacuations of the people living and working along its shores. A new village had been planned to accommodate …

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A Woman of Angkor, by John Burgess

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Literally 15 minutes after I arrived at my guest house in Siem Reap a month ago, I had my first meeting of my stay. It was with the writer, John Burgess, who was here promoting his new novel, A Woman …

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More Launch Photos!

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Me giving my Intro As promised, here are some more photos from the launch party. If you missed the main post about the event, you can find it here: The view from the podium and the back ofour 1st 2 …

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Imagination is the Best Power

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getting ready for the show to begin at the Shinta Mani Hotel Last night was the launch party for the 5th issue of the Anjali House young adults creative writing magazine, Imagination is the Best Power — all 50 pages of …

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The Big Night Approaches

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As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  Well, not always, but maybe this time: Magazine Launch 5th Edition of the Anjali House Creative Writing                                  …

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Phnom Penh

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My husband and I have a silly joke: I ask, “What is it about time?”  He answers, “It flies.”  Well, I’ve been looking forward  to retuning to Phnom Penh for two years, and now the trip has come and gone. …

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A New Street Market

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Siem Reap is full of markets: The Old Market, The Central Market, Psa Lou Market, the original Night Market plus the batch of new ones that seem to keep cropping up every year. But the first Saturday of every month …

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One of My Favourite Places

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In Siem Reap, just a 10 minute walk through the mayhem of traffic and over broken pavement tiles, is one of my favourite places on earth. It’s a monastery called Wat Damnak, an oasis in the middle of Siem Reap …

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Siem Reap Power Outage!

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courtesy of rationalpreparedness Yesterday, a truck on the way from Battambang to Siem Reap crashed into a power line carrying power from Thailand to much of northern Cambodia, especially Siem Reap. The result? Much of the city is without power. …

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