Archive for the 'Siem Reap' Category

Dec 12 2011

Think Twice! A new campaign to help street children in Siem Reap

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“O would some power the gift to give us To see ourselves as others see us!” – Robbie Burns, To A Louse We are sometimes the worst judges of how we and our actions are perceived or experienced by others, and never more so than when we’re in a strange environment where we do not … read the full post

Dec 06 2011

The Siem Reap mega-breakfast round-up

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They say you should breakfast like a king, and they also say you should start the day as you mean to carry on. So a right royal brekkie is clearly the only way to go or people will think you’re depressed. More to the point, temple hopping around Angkor and its surrounds is hard work, … read the full post

Dec 02 2011

Cambodian photographer Mak Remissa on show in Siem Reap

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One of Cambodia’s premier photographers, whose work has appeared in numerous publications around the world, Mak Remissa moves between the worlds of impressionistic fine art photography and the more direct style of documentary photojournalism. His second series of fine art photographs, Water is Life, is now on show in the Arts Lounge at the Hotel … read the full post

Nov 30 2011

Siem Reap live gig: the Grass Snake Union Band

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It’s not often that Siem Reap gets visiting bands, though the Dengue Fever gig at the Hotel de la Paix in November was a huge success. So we do get a little bit excited when we hear about new ones coming to town. And this Friday will see the Siem Reap premier of a Phnom … read the full post

Nov 29 2011

Angkor Wat bike race and marathon

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It’s dark o’clock in the morning and there’s a real chill in the air. Odd shapes loom out of the grey haze then change shape, become solid and turn into humans. Humans clothed in strange fabrics, cut the interesting side of tight, in colours that are usually used to serve as a warning. In the … read the full post

Nov 25 2011

The open road to Banteay Chhmar

For years, a rusty, rutted, oftentimes impassable track linked Poipet and Siem Reap, the bane of farmers and tourists alike. Efforts at construction, then re-construction then more re-construction were made, half-hearted and soon thwarted by the elements. If you listened to rumours, they’d tell you that it was all to protect the monopoly one airline … read the full post

Nov 23 2011

A beginning eating guide to Siem Reap’s Wat Bo Road

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Not that long ago, Wat Bo Road was simply a detour that you might have quickly taken and just as quickly forgotten: a nowhere road to somewhere else. Today, it’s buzzing. It seems hardly a week goes by without a new bar, café, restaurant or hotel opening up either on Wat Bo Road or one … read the full post

Nov 19 2011

Whipper-snappers: Young photographers at the Angkor Photo Festival

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The seventh Angkor Photo Festival is not just a showcase of amazing photography from all over the world. It’s also a local event that strives to promote and train young Cambodian photographers and support disadvantaged children from Siem Reap. They do this through a series of dedicated, free workshops for young photographers led by top … read the full post

Nov 16 2011

Shadow puppet theatre charity performance

Consider this a strong recommendation to take advantage of an opportunity to enjoy a special performance of one of Cambodia’s ancient art forms: shadow puppet theatre. The Angkor Hospital for Children is hosting a performance staged with support from Cambodian Living Arts on Monday November 22. The performance will take place at the circular drive … read the full post

Nov 14 2011

Cooking classes in Siem Reap: a few recommendations

One of the most rewarding ways of exploring another culture is through tasting their food; the different textures, flavours, uses of abundant or scarce ingredients, ingredients you’ve never heard of, and the way that herbs and spices you know are used in new and surprising ways to create new and surprising tastes. The different ingredients … read the full post

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