Enjoying the Sun at a Cambodian Site of Genocide

It was a glorious day of bright sunshine and fluffy blue clouds. Locals relaxed inside their shaded moped tuk-tuks or stood smiling beside carts of ice-cold water and Coke; tourists meandered around the streets, cameras swinging around their necks; even the man in the hostel couldn’t have been any more helpful this morning.  All in all, I…

Mishaps and Mischief on the Phnom Penh Waterfront

While sitting on a bench by a statue along the riverfront in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a man approached me. He was about my age, maybe a little younger, almost a head shorter than me, and he was grinning so much that I thought he must have a medical condition that meant he had to keep…

Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

When it comes to time of day, I don’t have too many preferences. I mean, obviously 7pm is pretty sweet, 1am needs some kind of award for excellence, and 12 noon deserves a special place in everyone’s hearts, but beyond that I’m not too fussed. However, 4am is hands down the worst time of day….

East. I’m Heading East!

You might’ve noticed the tumbleweeds tumbling past this place with alarming regularity recently, but I have a new trip booked. Asia here I come! Tomorrow I’m heading to Vietnam for a week or so, then crossing over into Cambodia for as many days as I’ve been able to eke out of my schedule. It’ll be…