Category Cambodia

Wilbur’s Travels is Four Today

Those nice people from WordPress have just informed that my first post was published four years ago. That first post told the tale of my 1995 visit to the Chinese city of Guangzhou by boat from Hong Kong. 710 posts later I am still enthused and planning much more. Here are a selection of photos […]

Friday Photo – Reflections, Cambodia

A-Z April Challenge – Tuol Sleng Detention Centre, Phnom Penh

This is not my normal style of post, but a story that should be repeated a million times so all are aware of what horrors went on in Cambodia in the seventies……… In the same way that no visit to the wonderful city of Kraków should be unaccompanied by a sombre, thought-provoking side trip to […]

A-Z April Challenge, Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I visited Cambodia in 2015 as part of my 50th birthday celebrations, starting out in wonderful Phnom Penh. Having been struck dumb by the sadness of the macabre Killing Fields & Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum where the Khmer Rouge meted out such misery, I was somewhat revived by the beauty of the Royal Palace. It […]

A-Z April Challenge – Mekong River

The mighty Mekong has its source in the Tibetan Plateau in China and flows through China’s Yunnan Province and onto Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia before reaching the South China Sea in Southern Vietnam. It is the 12th longest river in the world at around 4,350 km and is the lifeblood for millions of South […]

Wordless Wednesday – Lake, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

Sunday Photo 27

Me having recovered from a bout of food poisoning whilst in Siem Reap last October, we decided to forego heading off to more temples on our last day in the region and took a tuk tuk out into the countryside instead. We stopped en route so I could take some photographs of water buffalo and […]

Warm Welcome, Chilled Vibe

After the parasitic ordeal that I have just been through, I more than anybody realise the importance of eating not only great food, but most importantly healthy food. To experience this with the added bonus of super-friendly hosts and relaxed Bohemian atmosphere, just make it that much better. All of this and loads more is […]

The Environs Of Siem Reap

What to do on last full day in SR when 80% fit? Rush off to Bayon Temple? Visit the floating islands? How about just taking a tuk tuk to no particular place at all? We chose the leisurely latter and were rewarded with some wonderful memories. Mrs Wilbur, a former English teacher, even gave an […]

Ta Prohm

Before I finally succumbed to the dreaded lurgy, I managed to see half of what has become known as the ‘Tomb Raider Temple’. This is the one that became completely swallowed by nature and has been left part entwined with the jungle, as much for preservation as aesthetics. To remove the trees would cause parts […]