Straight Up, No Chaser

August 6, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Phnom Penh, late morning and I have an audience with the ruling monarch of Phnom Penh’s cocktail society, Jen Queen. The café is Feel Good, I get a sense we both come here regularly, […]

This Negroni Life

June 24, 2016 Darren Gall 2

The bitter and twisted Negroni has somehow become the trendiest cocktail of the decade, with Conde Nast Traveler magazine suggesting it is to New Millennials what the Cosmopolitan was to Yuppies way back in the […]

Through the Sands of Time

April 9, 2016 Darren Gall 0

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 […]

Le Bouchon

April 2, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  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 […]

Est-essential

October 13, 2015 Darren Gall 0

    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 […]

est! est!! est!!!

August 20, 2015 Darren Gall 1

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 […]

Here’s to the Lucky Bastards

July 24, 2015 Darren Gall 0

                                                                                                                   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 […]

The Blue Dragon

April 5, 2015 Darren Gall 0

    The Blue Dragon Despite millions of T shirts to the contrary, there is no hard evidence to suggest that Tin Tin ever did make it to Phnom Penh. However, if by some chance […]

Hanoi by the Glass

December 6, 2014 Darren Gall 0

  “In a city one thousand years old, everyone is a visitor.” I have been ‘dropping’ in to Hanoi for over a dozen years, for the past 9 months I have found myself a resident. […]

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