Tag: Phnom Penh

November Summary

November Summary

Visit Cambodia: where anything’s possible. This, I quote, is what her profile said. Ok, sounds good Cambodia. I’ll call you, I told her. We’ll tee up a date, how’s November? It started in Phnom Penh, the capital. While tolerable, it’s hardly a destination. My highlights included surviving a spiked drink and the excitement of leaving. …

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The Contradictions of Cambodia

The Contradictions of Cambodia

So far, I’m not sure what I think of Cambodia. Their national narrative is tragic, reverent, and promising all at once. Phnom Penh is one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. From a low base, the only way is up. It’s a city crowned by cranes, insistent fingers probing skyward – a picture of …

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