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Rural Vampire Repellent

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
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On the streets of Phnom Penh, John Weeks - 012 425 706 encounters some surreal traffic situations. Simply navigating around makes one yearn for a GPS tracking unit. Street names and numbers may be unlabelled; house numbers obey no rhyme or reason...

Turf Wars: Man and mammal

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
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With rising food prices weighing heavily on the wallets of Cambodia's human population, decades of war and human encroachment have also left the revered Asian Elephant hungry for survival, and the two groups are struggling to find a balance. Charlotte Lancaster talks about human-elephant conflict in Cambodia.

At the Angkor Thom temple in Siem Reap, the magnificent 11th century stone Elephant Terrace pays homage to Cambodia's long history of honoured reverence for this mighty mammal.

Out of Town Vang Vieng: Rollin' on a river

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
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Matthew Spriggs grabs a mate, a drink and a tube in Laos.

Vang Vieng is a world away from work. Midway along the Vientiane to Luang Prabang road, Vang Vieng is a backpacker's paradise like few others in the region - a place devoted to hedonism where very little gets done and the atmosphere is pure holiday.

With the serene Nam Song river winding around it and towering limestone karsts on either side, Vang Vieng has become world famous amongst backpackers for its "slow river cruise" - an often drunken drift by inner tube down the picturesque waterway.

Tourist Plane Crash

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
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A PMT Air chartered flight traveling from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville has crashed near Kirrirom. 22 people are feared dead.
EAS presents the latest news from wire services....

Korean State News Agency Yonhap is reporting a PMT Air chartered flight carrying 22 people including 13 South Koreans, three Cambodians and crew, has crashed.

The plane went missing at around 11 am after taking off from Siem Reap Airport early Monday, news reports said.

Japan's Kyodo News Agency said the plane crashed near Kirirom Mountain, 130 kilometers west of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

Writers Unblocked: Reviving Khmer literature

By: Andrew Johnson Posted: January-01-2006 in
Andrew Johnson

A proud history of literature in Cambodia came to an abrupt end when the Khmer Rouge arrived in 1975. Now peace has finally returned to the Kingdom, Cambodian literature is making a comeback. Only counterfeiting stands in its way.

If reading, writing, literature and publishing can be taken as a reliable indicator of the cultural wellbeing of a country, Cambodia is clearly a country in transition.

Plane Crash: Rescue Efforts Continue

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
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Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday he was traveling personally to where a PMT Air passenger flight had disappeared and was believed to have crashed as weather conditions worsened and hopes of finding survivors dwindled.

Hundreds of military were scouring the jungle about 40 kilometers north of Kampot town Tuesday, so far unsuccessfully, for traces of the wreckage in a search personally led by Cambodian army commander-in-chief Ke Kim Yan and National Disaster Management Committee deputy president Nhim Vanda.

Kampot lies about 150 kilometers south-west of the capital.

Yen Tu: Birthplace of Zen

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
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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.

Plane Crash Update

By: Bronwyn Sloan Posted: January-01-2006 in
Bronwyn Sloan

Rescuers on Wednesday said they had found the wreckage of a missing PMT Air flight and were now cutting their way through thick jungle towards it.

A break in the appauling weather conditions which had hampered the search since the plane disappeared Monday morning local time had enabled searchers to hack their way into the area the plane was last seen, they said.

However there appeared to be little hope of finding survivors. The Antonov AN-24 was carrying 13 South Korean tourists, three Czechs, a Russian pilot and six Cambodians when it went down.

Pol Pot makes an eBay appearance

By: Bronwyn Sloan Posted: January-01-2006 in
Bronwyn Sloan

Psst - want to buy a genocidal maniac's used car? Thanks to eBay, this rare claim to fame is now possible. For a mere 35,000 pounds ($72,000) minimum bid, Pol Pot's alleged former stretch limo could be yours.

"Currently on display at the famous French colonial Renakse hotel (Monireth Boulevard) - opposite the Kings' Royal Palace, the car was discovered by a previous editor of the Phnom Penh Post being used to transport water melon's to the Central Market (Psar Thmei) ... The current owner purchased the car in 2001 and has painstakingly restored it to its current glory.", eBay Says.

Best coffee in Cambodia?

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
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Isabel Calvert loses no sleep in her quest to find the finest brew in Phnom Penh.

Wow! Best Coffee? What an assignment! Considering the extraordinary number of coffee spots in the cities, picking out the best coffee is a mammoth task. Here are a few humble offerings found in Phnom Penh.

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