Tag Archives: South East Asia

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 […]

Friday Photo – Rose Petals, Bangkok

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 […]

A-Z April Challenge – Prambanan, Indonesia

For an Islamic country as Indonesia is, it has some fine religious buildings representing other faiths. I have already blogged in the A-Z Challenge about the amazing Javanese Buddhist temple of Borobudur and now it is the turn of the nearby Hindu shrine of Prambanan. I visited Java & Bali in 1997 (we were actually […]

Sunday Photo – Luang Prabang, Laos

Wordless Wednesday – Lake, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

A-Z April Challenge – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi

Ho Chi is to Vietnam what Lenin is to Russia. Indeed, just like the Russian revolutionary, Ho Chi Minh has been preserved with chemicals and lies in state in a purpose built mausoleum in the Vietnamese capital. An irony then that to coincide with my visit to Hanoi in November 1998, the Great Minh had […]

A-Z April Challenge – Elephant Village, Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang in Laos is an amazing city, perhaps the most spiritual place I have ever visited. After chilling out with the Buddhist monks and viewing fabulous Mekong sunsets, we decided to get up close with rescued elephants at a sanctuary out of town. Having read a lot of adverse articles about the suffering of […]

A-Z April Challenge – Borobudur

This year for the challenge I will be blogging about some premier sites & sights that I have experienced on my travels overseas. Indonesia has the largest Muslim population of any country, with all the islands of the archipelago being majority Islamic apart from Hindu Bali. On the largest island of Java you find perhaps […]

Sunday Photo – Mekong Sunset, Luang Prabang