Category South East Asia

The Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

My Top Ten Big Cities Outside Europe #3 – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh – Population 1.5 million The Cambodian capital is a special place. Synonymous with the suffering of the Khmer Rouge genocide, but also rich in royal history with a stunning palace complex and fine temples. Phnom Penh sits astride the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers, both waterways providing the lifeblood of the city. I […]

Friday Photo – Monk Alms Collecting, Luang Prabang, Laos

Wordless Wednesday – Hong Kong

Chengdu Pandas, China

Four Unique Travel Experiences in China

Guest post by Jordan Greene. Four Uniques Travel Experiences in China A country as vast as China has so much to offer travellers that it can be overwhelming to pin down just a handful of things to make up your holiday itinerary – or even to plan a longer trip taking in more of the […]

Aeroplane, Kowloon, Hong Kong 1996

Sunday Photo – Hong Kong Flight Path 1996

Before Hong Kong built a new airport on Lamma Island aeroplanes used to land on a landing strip on crowded Hong Kong Island. The flight path took the planes low over Kowloon where this shot was taken.

My Top Ten Big Cities Outside Europe #8 – Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China (population 7.4 million) I visited the then British colony in 1996, a trip that was also to see me taking a slow boat to China and a fast one to then Portuguese Macau. I travelled with my brother Ed and we had a fantastic time. Here are some of the highlights. Victoria […]

My Top 10 Big Cities Outside Europe #9 Hanoi

#9 – Hanoi, Vietnam (population 7.8 million) The capital of Vietnam is situated in the north of the country and despite its smaller size it is altogether far less frenzied than Ho Chi Minh City down south, which has a population in excess of 10 million. I visited the previously war torn nation in 1998 […]

Sunday Photo – Coconut Saleswoman, Bangkok

My Top 10 Big Cities Outside Europe # 10 – Bangkok

When I say big cities, I am meaning 1 million plus inhabitants. This counts out some beautiful smaller metropolises that I have visited such as Cape Town, Cusco, Luang Prabang, Santiago de Cuba, Jerusalem, Luxor, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand. #10 – Bangkok, Thailand (population c.8.3 million) I have visited the Thai capital a couple of […]

Street Food Vendor, Bangkok

Friday Photo – Street Food Vendor, Bangkok

I took this picture in 2010 adjacent to the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Look out for my Bangkok post tomorrow.