Archive of ‘Stories from Southeast Asia’ category

The monks of Myanmar

I had been in Myanmar for about three days when I suddenly realised I wasn’t sure I’d seen a school-aged boy dressed in regular clothes. I had seen plenty of young boys around, but they were all dressed identically – sporting dark red robes and shaven heads. They were, of course, the monks. As we […] Read more…

Top 10 Pictures of Cambodia

For months I have been trying to get the Cambodia side of my travel agency website perfect… there’s so much that goes on behind the scenes. Finding pictures, re-sizing pictures, writing, deleting, writing, deleting. The list goes on. But one of the hardest challenges is finding the right pictures to use. While I have a […] Read more…

Phu Quoc, Vietnam: A hidden Paradise… Shhhh.

Are you in a public place? Is anyone looking over your shoulder? Because I am about to tell you a secret about the best beach in Vietnam that you are going to want to keep all to yourself, trust me. Actually I have two secrets to share with you. The first one is that I […] Read more…

Riding the Bamboo Train: Battambang, Cambodia

I must confess to being a bit of a train geek. I find everything about them quite wonderful; from the excitable atmosphere of busy stations, to the people watching and sheer pleasure of hanging my head (and camera) out of train windows as I whizz past cities, towns and fields of daisies. And so it was […] Read more…