Category South East Asia
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!