Tag Archives: South East Asia

International Ladies Day

Beautiful ladies of Laos at work & play.

Sunday Photo 30

This photo was taken at the Buddhist holy site of Borobudur on the Indonesian island of Java in 1997. We were the only anglo-saxon faces there and got repeatedly asked for photos and autographs from all the school kids that visited!

Sunday Photo 27

Me having recovered from a bout of food poisoning whilst in Siem Reap last October, we decided to forego heading off to more temples on our last day in the region and took a tuk tuk out into the countryside instead. We stopped en route so I could take some photographs of water buffalo and […]

A-Z April Challenge – Vinh Moc Tunnels

In the Vietnam War the Viet Cong developed a network of underground tunnels, which was used to launch surprise attacks on the enemy as well as acting as a shelter for the military and civilians alike from the aerial bombardment. I visited two complexes of tunnels at Vinh Moc close to the north/south divide just […]

A-Z April Challenge – Johor Bahru

When I meet people and affirm in the positive that I have been to Malaysia, they expect to hear stories of my ascent to the top of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, my trek into the Cameron Highlands, my orangutan experience at one of the famous sanctuaries on Borneo or perhaps a relaxing time […]

A-Z April Challenge – Hoi An

I mentioned in my Dalat post a few days ago that our visit to Vietnam coincided with the worst floods there in living memory. This was to lead to probably the worst journey of my life! We had made our way to Nha Trang, a place described as Vietnam’s paradise. Not when it rains incessantly […]

A Flying Visit In Indonesia

In 1997, Hamish and I toured around Java & Bali by train, boat, bus and taxi for three weeks. as part of the tour we took a train from Jakarta to Bogor……. Bogor is famous for one thing, the well presented botanical gardens, which stocked every type of Southern Hemisphere tree known to man. I am […]

Cyclo Psycho

OK, I said I would share a Vietnam story from my time there in ’98. This was my first experience of the country. Jet lag has a lot to answer for….. Ho Chi Minh City is a wonderful place – vibrant, crazy, intoxicating. I set off for the Apocalypse Now Bar on my first evening. […]

Ladies of Laos

I have to admit to the fact that this is a postcard, but I think it encapsulates perfectly the friendly spirit that I encountered in Laos…… These images are mine however……

On Golden Pond?

Not quite, but an almighty able substitute.  The Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos……