My previous post about Cambodia and the looming danger there prompted me to take a look at its neighbour Laos. It is 50 years since America committed a heinous war crime by illegally bombing Laos. The so-called ‘Secret War’ has not been a secret for decades. The unexploded bomb clean up is still going on while innocent civilians […]
Cambodia – My first and last visit to Angkor? By ruling, this month, to disband the CNRP (Cambodia National Rescue Party) Cambodia’s Supreme Court has, in effect, removed any opposition to the ruling Cambodian People’s Party. As a result, Cambodia’s future for peace and democracy looks bleak once more. The decision makes me wonder if […]
Click below to read Preah Vihear Temple, Cambodia – great news!.
In 1980 a friend of mine married a Trinidadian girl and two years later they invited me to visit them in St. Johns, Port of Spain for a three week holiday taking in the world famous annual Trinidad Carnival. My wife and I stayed with the family and became totally immersed in the whole Carnival […]
I don’t like to re-blog too much as it feels like I am stealing other peoples hard work. But I love Gaetan Green’s travels off the beaten track in China so much that I must bring you some of his discoveries from time to time. In this post, which he has kindly allowed me to […]
Chris Barclay went out on a limb. Today many westerners have set up in China but not so 20 years ago. Gaetan Green conducted a splendid interview with him which I am pleased to share with my readers. CLICK TO READ
Much has been written over many years about the temples of Angkor but I remember how surprised I was when I learnt how far the Khmer Empire reached and how powerful its rulers were. You don’t have to visit Cambodia to witness the legacy they left behind. When I went to North-East Thailand to live in 2009 […]
Leaving London prepared When in February 1980 I took a plane from London – Gatwick to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya I had no idea I would be restoring old photos in 2014. I was about to spend one week at a tented camp in the Masai Mara – safari memories never to be forgotten.
I had planned to write a post on this subject but then found this excellent piece featured on ‘Freshly Pressed’. I don’t think I can improve on it so why re-invent the wheel. I hope you find it as stirring as I do. CLICK TO READ
I particularly love the architecture in this post and as usual Gaetan Green digs up gems from far away places. CLICK TO READ