Soul Food

September 23, 2016 Darren Gall 0

October in Cambodia is all about Pchum Ben, a Buddhist observance that lasts for 15 days during mid-autumn of the Khmer chhankitek, (lunar) calendar, in the month of Phutrabot.  The festival is the most important […]

The Iron Baron and the Blood of Jove

September 23, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  On September 24th, 1716 the Grand Duke Cosimo III de’ Medici, for the first time in history decided to demarcate those land parcels deemed especially ideal for the production of high quality wine. These […]

Bean Streets

September 15, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The modern concept of café culture is alive and well in Cambodia with the emergence of the successful local café chain Browns and the invasion of international franchises like Costa and Starbucks. There is also […]

The No. 22

September 9, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  A somewhat innocuous looking number the number 22, ‘Two Little Ducks’ as it is known in bingo halls. The Number 22 London bus takes you from Putney Common to Piccadilly Circus and in Pokemon […]

The El Carnicero of Phnom Penh

September 9, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  The country of Uruguay in South America sits on the northern bank of the River Plate, there are four cows, (12 million) to every one person, (3 million) in the country. Uruguayan cattle is […]

Foraged Goods

September 2, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Forage: verb: (of a person or animal) to search for food. To hunt, search, rummage around, root about, scavenge for provisions. A few decades back, when agriculture began to become industrialized, mechanized, chemically treated […]

Piec ‘n’ Pie

September 2, 2016 Darren Gall 0

What is a Polish girl with a Master’s Degree in International Economics to do other than head to Cambodia and buy an Australian pie shop? Ewa Jankowska was raised in Warsaw, a city girl with […]