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The dinner menu at the Aspara had the usual interesting items such as 'Soap' and 'A Fried Monk' not to mention 'Chicken Amok'. The waiter couldn't tell me what amok meant, but I tried it and it turned out to be, not a crazy chicken running around with a cleaver, but chicken pieces in a soup made with coconut milk and lots of spices and coloured a kind of caterpillar-innards green that was very tasty. Deciphering the menu is half the fun in this mysterious land only just now opening to tourists and travellers. Despite its horrific history, Lydia Laube finds that Cambodia is an ancient, beautiful country populated by friendly, generous people who like to ride motorbikes very fast around corners. Join Lydia, squashed into a taxi with nine or so others, for an unforgettable adventure in Asia. A new book from best-selling travel author Lydia Laube, whose book Behind the Veil: An Australian Nurse in Saudi Arabia has sold 30,000 copies in Australia alone.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781862546318
ISBN-10: 1862546312
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: Wakefield Press
Publisher: Wakefield Press
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Lydia Laube

Lydia Laube is the author of "Behind the Veil," "Bound for Vietnam," "Llama for Lunch," "The Long Way Home," and "Slow Boat to Mongolia."

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