Category South East Asia

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.

Lake, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

Monday Morning Blues #13 – Cambodian Lake

I took this photo in 2015 whilst in Siem Reap Province. Join me in posting a ‘blue themed’ photo every Monday morning to help us all beat those Monday Morning Blues. Join us too on Twitter @wilburstravels.

Wordless Wednesday – The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Friday Photo – Reflections, Cambodia

Sunday Photo – Mekong Fishery, Vietnam

A-Z April Challenge – Wat Pho Temple, Bangkok

Bangkok can best be described as manic and magnificent in equal measure. Amongst all of the wonderful chaos you have the splendour of the Grand Palace and its nearby little brother, the Wat Pho Temple (or Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn to give its official name!). The grounds and temples are splendid, but the undoubted main […]

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 […]