Archive for the tag 'Hotel de la Paix'

May 02 2012

Air-con in Siem Reap

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The English have a quaint little phrase to the effect that horses sweat, men perspire, but women glow. Which is all very well if your name happens to be Fanny or Violet, but I actually thought I might be the first person in history to be electrocuted by their own body fluids as I slaved … read the full post

Feb 26 2012

Tapas in Siem Reap

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For many people searing Asian temperatures are something of an appetite killer (would that I were one of them). Even after a day of meandering around temples or browsing markets, come dinnertime the ravening hunger that one might look forward to satisfying on a cold winter’s day just isn’t there, and the idea of sitting … read the full post

Jan 31 2012

What’s on in Siem Reap, February 2012

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February is another busy month here in Siem Reap, the absolute highlight of which is the Giant Puppet Parade on Saturday February 25. Exhibitions *Emotional, a unique collection of clothes by Eric Raisina, will be on exhibition at the Hotel de la Paix from Saturday February 11. The Siem Reap-based designer’s electrifying designs have been … read the full post

Jan 23 2012

Coffee in Siem Reap

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I know some prefer it cool, smooth and slow, but I have to confess I’m a major fan of hot and steamy. Of course, this does usually result in short lived affairs, but I don’t know anyone who could handle that much intensity for longer anyway. Especially with the Italians, God do the Italians really … read the full post

Jan 18 2012

Corporate social responsibility in Siem Reap

It will surprise many of Siem Reap’s visitors to know that, despite the enormous amount of money spent by all two million of you each year, Siem Reap province remains the third poorest of Cambodia’s 23 provinces. This is a devastating statistic, and indicates that very little of the money that you spend here is … 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

Jul 23 2011

How to cook real Cambodian food

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A few years ago, a young French chef came to Siem Reap as a volunteer to train the students at Sala Baï, an NGO that every year trains about 100 young disadvantaged Cambodians from the surrounding area in the arts of cooking, front of house, house-keeping and waiting tables. The school has a solid reputation … read the full post

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