Tag Archives: 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 […]

A Journey Through The North West Of China Towards Tibet

Chinese New Year in Xining Province

Designing A Book Cover – An Expensive Business?

Fiverr Book Cover Designer – Meet Aomar….. When I wanted a cover designed for my latest fiction book I did the usual searches and it was clear that it would cost several hundred pounds if using the suppliers suggested by Mr Google. However, I knew what I wanted and that the cover should incorporate my […]

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

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 […]

The Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Sunday Photo – Buddha Gate, Royal Palace, Cambodia

Christmas Day is just another day for the estimated 535 million Buddhists in the world. 97% of Cambodia’s 14 million population are devoted to the religion. Cambodia is the main location for my new book called Drip by Drip. It is a drama involving an average British couple who become embroiled with a ruthless underworld […]