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Postcard from Phnom Penh – 2011

Classic architecture, cars and motorcycles – Phnom Penh Post Office Seems like I’ve written at least one post a year praising Phnom Penh. My most recent stop-over in the city was on my way back from my first visit to

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Brown Coffee and Bakery – Phnom Penh

Brown Coffee is one of several Phnom Penh coffee shops I reviewed last year. It was rather new then, and it seems to have gotten very popular since I was last there. It’s a good thing the space is much

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Friends The Restaurant, Phnom Penh

Friends is a long-time favorite of travelers and local residents in Phnom Penh. It was the first restaurant established by Mith Samlanh, a Cambodian charity founded by Friends International. The foundation aims to protect street children and youth from exploitation

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Java Cafe, Phnom Penh

Java Arts’ café is one of those places I stop in at every time I’m in Phnom Penh, if only to pick up a few of their cookies, which are still the best of Southeast Asia. I was there around

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The Vegetarian, Phnom Penh

Many, if not most, of Phnom Penh’s many excellent restaurants offer vegetarian options. I’m not a ‘serious’ vegetarian, but I do like the options, and decided to give The Vegetarian a try. With most of the items on the menu

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ToTo Ice Cream, Phnom Penh

Given the hot climate, it’s perhaps a bit surprising that ice cream isn’t more popular. There’s a number of reasons for this, but things are changing and not only are the big chains coming, but there are a lot of

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Blue Lime Hotel Review and Other Phnom Penh Guide Updates

As should be obvious from my recent posts, I was just in Phnom Penh for a few days, before heading down to Kampot for a few more. I’m now back in Bangkok and have just finished updating the Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh Coffee Shops

One of the things that keeps me coming back to Phnom Penh is that it’s a small city that you can easily get around on foot to most places. Of course, all that walking builds up a thirst, and a

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Frizz – Phnom Penh – Restaurant Review

Frizz is a rather unassuming little place on one of Phnom Penh’s most well known shopping and dining streets: 240. It seems to be the only restaurant on the street selling primarily Cambodian food, and even offers cooking classes. A

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Back to the Future in Phnom Penh

Traditionally styled monuments and modern buildings in Phnom Penh, can the city modernize and retain its charm? It wasn’t that long ago that I first visited Phnom Penh. I think the first time was in 2005, and it’s amazing how

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