Phnom Penh Market, Cambodia

Offering the likes of flowers, fruit and food to Buddha is considered good karma and is a regular ritual for all Buddhists. These pictures are from the Cambodian capital in 2015.

An excerpt from my thriller set in Cambodia, available from Amazon

My something blue today is from my 2018 visit to glorious Uzbekistan. I photographed this beauty as I awaited the Afrosiyob to speed me to Samarkand. Join us over on Twitter to post a ‘blue’ image from your travels every Monday morning. @wilburstravels

I visited Baku in 2019, just as this interesting building was nearing completion. Situated on the Caspian Sea, it is one of several unique buildings in the city which also includes the nearby Carpet Museum.

Kosovo was the last of the Balkan countries that I visited. I journeyed there overland from Albania in 2017 and left by train to Skopje. In fact the only train running in the fledgling nation is from Pristina that goes close to the border with North Macedonia. Here are some photos from that journey. You […]

Cigars in Cuba What is the first thing you think about when somebody mentions Cuba? I wager that cigars will feature top of many people’s list. When Christopher Columbus reached Cuba in 1492 , he discovered the locals “drinking smoke” from an early version of a cigar. It was very much a local production for local […]

Today is the last day before the start of Lent for many people, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday or simply Pancake Day. Tradition had it that you would clear out your larder of all your food and cook it up into a feast to be shared with family, friends & neighbours. This is of […]

Happy January 2017 memories for me for this week’s Monday Morning Blues. We visited the Carnival Museum in Cuba’s second city and were treated to a fabulous music & dance jamboree. This lady was a fabulous dancer whose expressions told a thousand stories. Why not join in the Monday morning fun over on Twitter? See […]

I came down this morning and immediately noticed that two of the four fatballs that I had put out for the birds had disappeared. Cue an appearance by Mr Squirrel who had come back for a third helping. After first taunting me as I watched from my kitchen, with a swish of his tail he […]

Snake Restaurant, Guanggzhou, China

The Snake King Completely & Restaurant, Guangzhou, China I have dined in a handful of Michelin Star restaurants in my time, taken lunch with high society at The Ivy and had the world famous salad at The Waldorf. All enjoyable in their way, but nowhere near as much fun as dining with locals in a […]