Category South East Asia

Monday Morning Blues – Buddhist Temple Roof Adornment, Vientiane, Laos

Mekong Sunset, Luang Prabang, Laos

Sunday Sunsets – The Mekong, Luang Prabang, Laos

I have been introduced to the Sunday Sunsets tribe who post a photo featuring a sunset on the first Sunday in the month. My favourite sunsets thus far have been in Luang Prabang. What do you think of my shots?

Labour Day Laos Style

Yesterday was Labour Day or International Workers Day throughout the world, a day to celebrate the lot of workers & to reflect on the fruits that their labours bring, whilst also honouring the rights of workers to divide their working day into three lots of eight hours, one for work, one for recreation and one […]

Sunday Photo – The Hand Of Buddha, Laos

Jakarta Port, Indonesia

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – J for Jakarta

Jakarta Jakarta is the current capital of Indonesia, the largest Islamic state in the world. I say current because the capital will actually be moving to East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. Why? Because Jakarta is sinking at the rate of around 25 centimetres every year. Situated on the Java Sea and with thirteen […]

Sunday Photos – Hoi An, Vietnam

I have just watched the episode of Great Asian Railway Journeys when the living Opal Fruit Michael Portillo visits the beautiful Vietnamese town of Hoi An. Nowadays the town is a tourist hotspot, uncomfortably so at times. Indeed Portillo asserts in blazing sunshine that it is akin to Venice in popularity. When I visited in […]

Wordless Wednesday – Mekong Fisherwoman, Laos

Tuol Sleng, Phnom Penh, Cambodia The Rules

Cambodia – Never Forget

On the 7th January 1979, Phnom Penh was liberated by the Vietnamese, bringing to an end over three years of barbarism at the hands of the evil Pol Pot and his feared Khmer Rouge regime. 41 years on, we should never forget the atrocities. I visited in 2015 and here is my account of what […]

Registan, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Wilbur’s Travels – My 7 Travel Wonders Of The Past Decade

Travel is a great defining constant in my life and as I reflect on the last ten years of travels, I am extremely grateful that I am able to indulge in my passion on a regular basis. I have visited 22 new countries in the decade and revisited many more old favourites. I found it […]

The Overnight Train Bangkok to Vientiane

Sunday Photo – The Bangkok to Laos Train, Vientiane Outskirts (Thanaleng)

We travelled by overnight train from Bangkok in February 2010. The train goes over the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge to the outskirts of Laos capital Vientiane at a place called Thanaleng. From there it is a 20km tuk tuk ride into the city. Magic memories!