Tag Archives: Phnom Penh

The Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Sunday Photos – The Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

My new book will be released very shortly. It is a fictional drama set in Cambodia entitled ‘Drip By Drip’. The novel centres on an English couple who embark on a life affirming trip, but unwittingly get caught up with a ruthless underworld organisation. There will be more to follow, so to mark the forthcoming […]

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 […]

Phnom Penh Market, Cambodia

Wordless Wednesday – Flowers For Sale, Phnom Penh

The Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Sunday Photo – Buddha Gate, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

This gate is situated at the Royal Palace in the Cambodian capital. We visited in 2015 and really loved our time in this beautiful country now starting to bloom again after its tragic recent history.

Wordless Wednesday – Buddhist Dragon, Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

Monday Morning Blues – My Fiction Writing Debut

Hi, an unusual Monday Morning Blues from me. I have spent the lockdown writing my first fictional book. Titled ‘Drip By Drip’, it is a drama set primarily in Cambodia with action also taking place in Vietnam, Thailand and England. I am currently editing the book and have drafted a possible ebook cover that you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tuol Sleng, Phnom Penh, Cambodia The Rules

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 […]

A-Z April Challenge, Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I visited Cambodia in 2015 as part of my 50th birthday celebrations, starting out in wonderful Phnom Penh. Having been struck dumb by the sadness of the macabre Killing Fields & Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum where the Khmer Rouge meted out such misery, I was somewhat revived by the beauty of the Royal Palace. It […]