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How Not to "Write" a Hobie Cat | Freelance Writers Resources

How Not to "Write" a Hobie Cat | Freelance Writers Resources | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
The only real way to learn anything is by doing. Watching a how to video or reading a how to blog isn't enough, as I learned the hard way.
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I went sailing to take a break from writing and do something in the real world. It worked until this morning, when I started writing and realised how much my sailing mishap had taught me about the folly of online learning vs getting out and actually learning in the real world.

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An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia
Travel and work tips from an expat living in Sihanoukville Cambodia since 2006
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Modern Architecture in Sihanoukville

Modern Architecture in Sihanoukville | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
I stumbled across a new online service the other day. momondo offers flights from London to Sihanoukville. Aside from the obvious (that Sihanoukville is now a bona fide international travel destination), it got me thinking about what surprises were in store for first time vis...
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The Sun Shines in Sihanoukville!

The Sun Shines in Sihanoukville! | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
The sun shines in Sihanoukville at last! It s 3:00 on the third straight day of sunny weather. Normally, that wouldn t be news, but June, July and the first week of August were some of the rainiest I can remember. I usually like the rainy season, but it was wearing thin after two months.
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Political deadlock broken

Political deadlock broken | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party have struck a deal that will end the longest parliamentary deadlock in the country’s history.
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Have to add this to the blog I published yesterday. That's one historic photograph. I hope the cooperation can continue.

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Flights to spur beach battles

Flights to spur beach battles | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
Competition between Sihanoukville and the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc for a share of the fattening tourism pie is set to intensify, analysts say, with Vietnam Airlines and the Vietnamese government this week announcing a concerted effort to direct tourists to the island.
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When freelance writing and expat living go hand in hand

When freelance writing and expat living go hand in hand | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
Freelance writing and expat living go hand in hand when you have a combination of an independent spirit, self-reliance and self-discipline.
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ANZ cuts off ties to Cambodian firm

ANZ cuts off ties to Cambodian firm | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
THE ANZ Bank’s commercial rela­tionship with exploitative Cambodian company Phnom Penh Sugar has come to an end, with pressure applied by the bank over the group’s poor social and envir­onmental record resulting in the sugar plantation business refin­ancing with another lender.
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What we did in Sihanoukville between rains

What we did in Sihanoukville between rains | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
I like the rainy season in Sihanoukville, but you have to learn how to take advantage of breaks in the rain or you ll either be stuck indoors all day or find yourself trapped in a sudden downpour.
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Sihanoukville Journal

Sihanoukville Journal | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
It s the 6th of June and the rainy season has begun. Usually, we start to see tourist numbers tapering off in April and May. By June, they are a fraction of their high season numbers, with the exception of European summer holiday makers who keep some of our more popular guesthouses busy.
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Sam Rainsy in Sihanoukville

Sam Rainsy, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and his entourage paid a visit to Sihanoukville yesterday. When word got out that he was coming hundreds of residents rode their motorbikes out to Virh Rieng to meet him and accompany his motorcade to Sihanoukville.
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Why I love Sihanoukville

Why I love Sihanoukville | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
They say Cambodia has only two seasons -- wet and dry. That may be true, but there are also transition periods when it s a little of each. The in-between season leading up to Khmer New Year is my least favourite. Hot and humid, there s little respite from the heat day or night.
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Sihanoukville is still on my list of places to see.

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Welcome to the Future of Sihanoukville

Welcome to the Future of Sihanoukville | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
I took the photograph at left in January 2013. It appeared in a Travelfish article I wrote, Rural Sihanoukville by Motorbike. After a marathon 10 days of working 12-15 hours a day...
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Random Sihanoukville News - and it's all good

Random Sihanoukville News - and it's all good | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
As I rapidly approach the end of the 3rd year of publishing the Sihanoukville Journal, I m finding myself with less time to write in my journal, but more to write about.
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It's frustrating to have so much to write about, but so little time. This is the latest roundup of Sihanoukville news.

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The Sihanoukville option

The Sihanoukville option | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
As property prices in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap continue to push upwards, many investors are quickly being priced out of these first-tier markets.
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Village Life

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I just finished writing Plato s American Cave on my other blog and it reminded me that I ve been wanting to write about village life in Sihanoukville for a long time. Really, though, I ve been wanting to write about village life, as opposed to city life, in general, because it s a subject that s dear to my heart.
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Cambodian Leaders' Historic Handshake

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I wanted to make my 200th entry special and nothing is more special than this. Since the last election, Cambodia has been in a state of tension. Compared with other flashpoints around the world, it hasn t been serious, but there has been violence. Once violence takes hold, it usually escalates.
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Some encouraging news about political tension in Cambodia

Some encouraging news about political tension in Cambodia | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
I m happy to report some encouraging news about the political tension in Cambodia for a change. Although other news has justifiably dominated and been distorted by the world headlines, Cambodia had a minor crisis recently when some demonstrators attacked guards in Phnom Penh.
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Capturing Cambodia on Camera: Part One | Travel Insurance Plus

Capturing Cambodia on Camera: Part One | Travel Insurance Plus | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
Meet Rob. He is an Aussie ex-pat whose travel journeys lead him on an unexpected path. What he found was Cambodia, a place he now spends most of his time
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Really pleased to be able to contribute to blogs other than my own.

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A tourist in Sihanoukville in the rainy season

A tourist in Sihanoukville in the rainy season | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
I was a tourist in Sihanoukville today. I didn t just feel like a tourist. For a couple of hours, it totally slipped my mind that I was in a familiar place.
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Sihanoukville Journal

Sihanoukville Journal | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
What is fuelling growth in Sihanoukville? Is it tourism? That s what most visitors guess, but it s only one answer. True enough, there s been an explosion of tourism here, but step away from the tourist areas and you ll see where most of the growth is coming from.
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2,000 new jobs in million square foot furniture factory is just one example of what's really fueling growth in Sihanoukville.

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Cambodia backs NCPO labour effort

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Cambodia's ambassador to Thailand, Eat Sophea, has pledged her country's support for National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) efforts to enforce regulations on Cambodian migrant workers.
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If this is legitimate, it might help stop slave labour in Thailand.

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International Restaurants in Sihanoukville

International Restaurants in Sihanoukville | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
A more diverse range of cultures live in Sihanoukville than in any other country I ve lived in before. The fascinating thing for me is that it s not a melting pot: people from different countries tend to gravitate towards others who share the same language and culture, but don t exclude outsiders...
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Japanese, Italian, Mexican, Indian, Greek ---- you name it, you can find it in Sihanoukville.

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Reiki in Sihanoukville?

Reiki in Sihanoukville? | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
When you think of Reiki and other forms of alternative/energy healing, Sihanoukville is probably not the first place that comes to mind. When Alyssa White, a Reiki practitioner based in Phnom Penh, told her clients and friends she was going to offer free introductory healing sessions at our new vega...
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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, April 28, 12:03 AM

I can easily believe that Sihanoukville provide just the right mix of 'modernity' and 'privacy'.  I still want to see it.

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The Good News in Cambodia

The Good News in Cambodia | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
There s been a lot of bad news about Cambodia lately. Tensions between the two opposing political factions have been high. There s continued talk about land grabs and illegal logging. As usual, there are elements of the press who simply have to look for as much bad news as possible.
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Dead Flowers and other Valentine's Day Oddities

Dead Flowers and other Valentine's Day Oddities | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it
I wasn t a big fan of Valentine s Day when I came to Cambodia, but wasn t dumb enough to let my prejudice stand in the way of buying Sophie flowers and a card when the day rolled around a month after my arrival.
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Searching for Solutions in Cambodian Politics

Searching for Solutions in Cambodian Politics | An Expat's Life in Sihanoukville Cambodia | Scoop.it

I ve written several blogs in defence of Cambodia s Prime Minister Hun Sen. It's not because I'm a fan. It's because the Western news is so overwhelmingly slanted against him, I think some balance is needed.

 

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