Off The Rails In Phnom Penh by Amit Gilboa
Into the Dark Heart of Guns, Girls and Ganja
"Like a gonzo from Hunter S. Thompson." Time
"This book is phenomenal. I will never forget it." The Nation
"... invigorating, exciting, packed full of fun ..." Bangkok Metro
Phnom Penh is a city of beauty and degradation, tranquillity and violence, and tradition and transformation; a city of temples and brothels, music and gunfire, and festivals and coups. But for many, it's simply an anarchic celebration of insanity and indulgence. Whether it's the $2 wooden-shack brothels, the ganja-pizza restaurants, the AK-47 fireworks displays, or the intricate brutality of Cambodian politics, Phnom Penh never ceases to amaze and amuse.
Amid this chaos lives a remarkable group of foreign residents. Some are adventurers whose passion for life is given free rein in this unrestrained madhouse. Others are misfits who wallow in the decadent and inviting atmosphere.
Off the Rails in Phnom Penh provides a fascinating, shocking, disturbing, and often hilarious picture of the city and the bizarre collection of expats who make it their home. An unparalleled first-hand account that leads straight into the dark heart of Cambodia's tragic history, its violent politics and rampant corruption, and its guns, girls, ganja and more.