Category South East Asia

A-Z April Challenge – H is for Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

Ha Long Bay UNESCO Heritage listed Ha Long Bay is on every Vietnam visitor’s must see list nowadays and the fact that it is so close to Ha Noi makes it an easy excursion. When Hamish & I went in 1998, we decided to spend a night at Cat Ba Island to ensure we made […]

A-Z April Challenge – B For Borobudur In Indonesia

Borobudur, Indonesia

A-Z April Challenge – A For Angkor Wat In Cambodia

I visited in October 2015, arriving at sunrise along with hundreds of others…… What a majestic sight it was despite the hordes jockeying for position to get the best shot (or should I say hundreds of shots!). Talking of Cambodia, this is the setting for my thriller ‘Drip By Drip‘. It is available now from […]

International Women’s Day – A Celebration Of Women In Pictures

Women of Laos

Phnom Penh Market, Cambodia

Sunday Photos – Buddhist Offerings For Sale Phnom Penh

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.

Book Excerpt from Drip By Drip – The Cambodian Arrival

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

Snake Restaurant, Guanggzhou, China

Happy Chinese New Year – The Year of the Ox

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 […]

School Group, Guning Mas Tea Plantation, Java, Indonesia

Indonesian School Group at Gunung Mas Tea Plantation, Java

This photo is one of my favourite from my travels. It was 1997 when we visited the tea plantation near Bogor to learn all things tea. The unexpected highlight was meeting this school group who were keen to hear English spoken by native tongue. Cue impromptu English lesson. They also had Hamish and I sing […]

My Iconic Travel Moments Part 3 – 2011 to 2019 (#1) – Cambodia

Number 1 – Cambodia with Mrs Wilbur Anybody that has been to South East Asia will instantly remember the first time that they ventured there. It is a region like no other. A culture completely alien to those of us that live in the West. A region that is completely intoxicating and leaves you wanting […]

My Iconic Travel Moments – Part One, Up Until 2010

My number one travel experience is a very personal one, which involves a site that had almost mythical status during my childhood. You see, on June 8th 1957 my parents were married at St George’s Church, Tanglin, Singapore. I was brought up on tales of how they met in the army, got engaged on Christmas […]