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Fortify my Soul

  Captivated by the golden era of British film, when gentleman would retire to the library for port and cigars, I eagerly accepted an invitation to La Casa del Habano for an evening pairing various port wines with a selection of fine Cubanos. My head was filled with visions of Sidney Greenstreet, resplendent in velvet […]

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Liquid Gold

There are few spirits that stir the emotions like Rum: light or dark it is the drink of patriots and revolutionaries alike. Here in Phnom Penh, in the warren like lanes of the Bassac district, there is an urban distillery cooking up a little revolution all its own and it might just become the drink […]

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Through the Sands of Time

The great sand dune of Pyla, sometimes called the ‘Dune de Pilat’ is the tallest in Europe at over 100 meters high. At present it is three kilometers long and five hundred meters wide and lies just an hour’s drive, (60 kilometers) west of the famous wine region Bordeaux. However, Pyla is a world away […]

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Le Bouchon

  Last week was ‘Good France’ week in Cambodia, seven days spent celebrating the French ‘joy for life’ and the art of the French table. With a vast array of events, dinners and promotions, Phnom Penh’s French community, restaurants, brasseries and bistros did themselves proud. Given the sense of occasion, I thought it only fitting […]

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Zino Zing

Zino Restaurant & Wine Bar sits at the dinning end of Street 294, between Norodom and Sotheros Boulevards. The venue stands out as a classy townhouse with a small courtyard under its canopy out front and a balcony upstairs. Inside, the ground floor space is evenly divided between a cozy, u-shaped bar to the left […]

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The Mexican coming up Trumps in Cambodia

Question: what do Angkor Wat and Mexican cuisine have in common? Answer: both are on Unesco Heritage Lists, Angkor on the ‘World Heritage List’ and Mexican Cuisine on its ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage List’ oh, and both can be found at Siem Reap. Regulars to the Reap will no doubt be aware of the local appeal […]

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The Old Chinese House

Old House Chinese House sits on the riverside opposite the port in Sisowath Quay; it was built in 1904, a time when Phnom Penh was just beginning to establish itself as the capital of Cambodia. The house was established by a wealthy merchant trader named Tan Bunpa; at the time of the houses construction and […]

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Est-essential

    A new cocktail lounge and supper club in Phnom Penh, simply named Est bar, blends great style with a certain comfortable panache. Medieval legend has it that before Italian monks would set out on journeys between monasteries, they would first send forth a scout, whose sole task was to go on ahead and […]

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est! est!! est!!!

Est! Est!! Est!!! A Legend of Monte Fiascone The following excerpt is from The New Monthly Magazine & Humorist, -edited by Thomas Hood Esq. and published by Henry Colburn, Great Marlborough Street, London. 1841 –part the third, page 538   Did you ever, good reader, forsake your snug home, And start off on your travels […]

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Here’s to the Lucky Bastards

                                                                                                                   Photos Courtesty of Leboost cambodia Che Culo #6B Street 302 BKK1.   Firstly, there is that name, let us attempt to deal with it straight off the bat. The term Che Culo comes from Northern Italy, Che, (pronounced as a hard ‘K’) means ‘what’, Culo means ‘ass’, the literal name of the bar in […]