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FOREIGN tourist arrivals to Cambodia grew 15 percent in the first eight months of the year, compared to the same period of last year.

Tourism Ministry Director General Tith Chan Tha said the industry was returning to heights experienced before the financial crisis, as ministry statistics showed 1,630,068 tourists visited Cambodia from January to August 2010, from 1,422,003 for the same period of last year.

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An open, participatory tech conference held in Phnom Penh late last month provided Cambodian Internet users and tech lovers a chance to interact with those from outside Cambodia. I talked to regular participants to the annual conference of BarCamp Phnom Penh 2010, tech educator Preetam Rai and tech consultant Thomas Wanhoff (whose current base is in Vientiane, Laos).

Eduardo Jezierski, Chief Technology Office at InSTEDD

The BarCamp concept has matured and set its own footprint in Cambodia, it would be strange to imagine a year without it now.

I liked that there were many sessions in Khmer, and that the balance of male/female improved over last year’s (estimating). Also that there were many topics of technology discussed relevant to Cambodia, like modern models of starting your own business, Khmer text to speech, and technologies that are appropriate for local connectivity outside of Phnom Penh.

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These rats has been transported to sell at Chrey Thom border gate, Kandal province bordering Vietnam with the price of 4,000 riel (appr. US$1)per 1 Kilo.The Vietnamese people consider rat meat a delicious meal therefore they have been sold there.

when i was young i alway ask my parents can people eat mouse? and my mom alway told me, we don’t eat mouse because mouse alway live in the dirty place where a lot of germ and viruses. so if we eat them we will get a virus or get infected. and today when i browse through one of Cambodian website and i was so shocked, that Vietnamese import rats from Cambodia. that give me a question whether they take rat to cook at home or they do cook and sell them  with other foods like noodle and soup as well?

that really scared me though, if one day i’ll be traveling to Vietnam i’ll have to watch out with the food, what do you think? will you go around Vietnamese town and have any kind of foods comfortably after seeing this photo?

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