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  • Had your fill of the markets? Couldn't face the possibility of haggling over one more dollar?

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    Ready to kill the next vendor who says "Sir, you buy trouser"? That's okay, we've all been there, too, and help is at hand. If you're in desperate need of a shot of crass western consumerism, try one of these places.

  • Getting to know the modern work Generation M

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    Orange-robed monks are a dime-a-dozen on Phnom Penh's streets. According to Jordyan Edmiston and local monk Nhean Pov, they are always up for a good chat.

    Take a stroll around Phnom Penh on any given Sunday, and you are bound to encounter a pack of teenaged monks,hanging in the afternoon sun or cruising the museum scene. More likely than not, they will smile at you, ask you where you are from, and inquire if you like Cambodia. Embrace them in conversation and you'll come to learn that Khmers choose the cloth over the conventional for different reasons than young men and women in the west.

  • Yen Tu: Birthplace of Zen

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    On the quest for enlightenment, Oliver Martin finds higher ground on Vietnams Yen Tu.

    "Although you may practice Buddhism for 100 years, you cannot attain enlightenment without reaching the summit of Yen Tu," say the Vietnamese pilgrims who visit Dong Pagoda, Yen Tu mountain, 120 kilometers north-east of Hanoi.

    While the view may be beautiful and the breeze spiritual, it is the adventure of getting to the summit of this mountain in Quang Ninh Province where the fun is to be enjoyed.

  • The Cambodian Journa

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    Opening 6 - 9 pm, Wednesday, June 6

    At Java Café & Gallery

    Drawings by Valentina DuBasky since 1994

    Artist talk to be announced...

  • Popping Pills in Phnom Penh

    EAS Staff

    Apologies to all of you who locked onto this piece under false pretences, but this is not a groovy article about ingesting love inducing illicit substances. Rather it is the story of how one man suddenly finds himself to be a walking cornucopia of pharmaceuticals.

    Prior to visiting Cambodia for the first time, I was a healthy specimen of a human being -never went to the Doctor, never took pills of any sort and rarely got sick. I ate well, exercised and generally enjoyed a high degree of well being.

  • The Man Who Got Duch, sort of...(Part 2)

    Aaron Leverton

    The facts of Duch's capture are well documented. He was "discovered" living in north-western Cambodia by photographer Nic Dunlop, he was interviewed by Dunlop and Nate Thayer and shortly after their story was published, he was arrested by the Cambodian military.

    While the ECCC examines the legal ramifications of the detention that followed that arrest, Nic Dunlop, who started the whole process, looks at the philosophical questions the trial gives rise to.

  • Green Vespa Review

    The Phnom Pen

    After many return visits this year, I have decided this is one of my favourite bars in Phnom Penh. When I started reading website postings about what makes a good bar in Phnom Penh, many people said it was the man behind the bar ( does anyone know a female bar owner in Phnom Penh ? ) and in the Green Vespa's case, this is particularly true. Alan is a consummate professional and I reckon he probably knew he wanted to be a barman at the age of four.

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