Archive for the 'Health & safety' Category

May 27 2011

Medical care in Siem Reap

Published by under Health & safety

It seems fatuous to say it, largely because it is fatuous to say it, but the best advice for health care in Siem Reap is don’t get sick in the first place. Don’t go gnawing on irregular shaped pieces of ice that look like they’ve been chipped or shaved off a very large block, approach … read the full post

Apr 14 2011

Preparing for the worst: Traffic accidents in Cambodia

Published by under Health & safety

Getting into a traffic accident anywhere is serious, but in Cambodia it’s particularly so. In the evenings, many drivers are distracted, intoxicated and not particularly swayed by the few stoplights the town has to offer. The only traffic laws that are regularly enforced are ones that involve small fines for improper licenses or lack of … read the full post

Feb 09 2011

Why taking drugs in Cambodia is a bad idea

Published by under Health & safety

A few weeks ago an American working for one of the Phnom Penh English-language newspapers died of what is widely believed to have been a drug overdose. Another three of the newspaper’s employees also overdosed, but luckily survived. Each year at least a few foreigners are found dead in Phnom Penh guesthouses of an accidental … read the full post

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