Tag Archives: South East Asia
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 […]
#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 […]
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 […]
Flashback to 2017 when we met this jolly lady and enjoyed a refreshing coconut from her stall.
I took this photo in 1997 at the fishing town situated by the Indian Ocean on the island of Java.
Shot in 1998.
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, […]
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 […]