Tag Archives: South East Asia

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 […]

My Top 10 Big Cities Outside Europe #9 Hanoi

#9 – Hanoi, Vietnam (population 7.8 million) The capital of Vietnam is situated in the north of the country and despite its smaller size it is altogether far less frenzied than Ho Chi Minh City. I visited the previously war torn nation in 1998 when it was far less popular to do so than it […]

Friday Photo – Buddhist Monks, Luang Prabang, Laos

LP can be one of the most spiritual places on earth, but is also increasingly on the radar of large touristic groups. I have been twice in 2010 & 2015, with the five year gap making a huge difference in the number of visitors, especially from China. Peace & tranquility is still on offer however […]

Friday Photo – Coconut Saleswoman, Bangkok

Flashback to 2017 when we met this jolly lady and enjoyed a refreshing coconut from her stall.

Wordless Wednesday – Bangkok Street Food

Friday Photo – Fishing Fleet, Pangandaran, Indonesia

I took this photo in 1997 at the fishing town situated by the Indian Ocean on the island of Java.

Sunday Photo – Gone Fishing, Hoi An, Vietnam

Shot in 1998.

Botanical Gardens – 3 From My Travels

I rather enjoy visiting a botanical garden on my travels. Although far from a flora expert, a stroll through the landscaped displays of trees and flowers makes for a very pleasant few hours. Here are my three favourites visited thus far. Bogor, Indonesia (1997) On the island of Java, a 60km train ride from Jakarta, […]

Phnom Penh Market, Cambodia

Wordless Wednesday – Flowers For Sale, Phnom Penh

Monday Morning Blues – Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

Happy June everybody. This weeks’ Monday Morning Blues comes from my 2015 visit to Cambodia. The lake pictured surrounded a wonderful small temple called Neak Pean, which we visited as we geared ourselves up for an assault on the main temple sites of Angkor. It also happens to be the lake that features on the […]