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Shall I venture into the Heart of Darkness … where 3 jaded hookahs of differing exotic flavors sit at the bar, waiting for a hosepipe and a light. Giggle Gas: bring your rubber refills into the bar and they fill...
Unfortunately, there isn’t a part of the world that is completely crime-free. However, there are cities that are considered safer to live in due to the low crime rate, professional police force, quality education, etc. In short, there are...
Meet the first woman to captain a new cruise ship at launch. All aboard with Capt Serena Melani at the helm of the new “Seven Seas Splendor”. Capt Melani began her nautical career at age 16 as a cadet...
Cool and calming magenta hues bathe the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers junction, as the sun sets on a warm Sunday in the Cambodian capital… The post Phnom Penh at dusk appeared first on HaxTrax.
Chewy beef and tender noodles are merely supporting cast; the star is the sauce, lightly laced with chilli spice and fortified with Cambodia’s renowned hot Kampot pepper. $US6.25 small (I’ve been overeating) at Phnom Penh’s TiNAT Restaurant (a “premium...
Great to see so many cyclos back on the streets of Phnom Penh. They’re everywhere, carrying mostly elderly Cambodians – and couriering freight! No longer just catering to tour groups. And so much better for the environment than tuk...
An easy read (about a rough trip ). My latest column in Asian Journeys magazine. Please enjoy: https://asianjourneys.com.sg/eMagazine/singapore/2019-02-01/page-1#book/ The post Don’t blame the angry gecko of Cambodia appeared first on HaxTrax.
Every item ever used, being used, or ever to be used, is surely in this market. U think you’ve seen markets? Ha! Not until u visit Phnom Penh’s Orussey Market. Unimaginable.  It’s mostly wholesale.  This is where they buy...
Chicken tikka masala: like all food in Cambodia, this ubiquitous Indian (or originally Scottish??) curry-yoghurt dish is simple and delicious. With a crunchy salad – and all that naan bread. I scoffed the lot, hehe. US$4 lunch special, Cyclo...

Spicy but pricy

These guys have come a long way just to sit in a mini-mart fridge in Cambodia. So I try the “Chicken Spicy” number and it’s OK. $US3 a bit pricy tho – and the parlous US-AUD exchange rate’s hard...
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