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The Long term travelers I met

THAILAND | Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | Views [474]

With less than a week to go before my year in SE Asia comes to an end I am in a reflective mood, captured by my memories and experiences of places and people who have come into my life during this year, the communities and projects I have been involved ... Read more >


Asia; confronted by the sex industry

THAILAND | Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | Views [431]

As a woman traveler I have been confronted and challenged by what I saw happening between Asian girls and women, and western men. Indeed some people I have spoken with have felt the same and choose not to travel in Asia for this reason. Asia ... Read more >


Journey through central Thailand

THAILAND | Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | Views [355]

The sun is warming my shoulder and the window, like a wide screen national geographic documentary. For once i am happy to be on the sunny side of the bus. The air conditioning in these VIP coaches can be like going to the south pole. My Ipod is plugged ... Read more >


Gallery: Thailand

THAILAND | Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Thailand Sept 08: Mae Sot

THAILAND | Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | Views [895] | Comments [1]

Mae Sot, 10 kilometer from the Myanmar (Burma as most people here prefer to call it) is a hub of foreign research and aid projects. There are thousands of illegal migrant workers here who have escaped Burma’s tyranny, civil unrest and warring between ... Read more >


China Jan 08: Jinghong

CHINA | Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | Views [648]

Jinghong is 70klm from Burma’s boarder and about 200klm from Laos. It’s streets are lined with palm trees. Its footpaths are paved in colourful tiles and people can cross the road at a comfortable pace. I spoke to one “European”, who happened to be ... Read more >


Gallery: Laos

LAOS | Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Cambodia: Last Day 23rd July

CAMBODIA | Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | Views [692] | Comments [1]

I think the last I wrote was from this café in Phnom Penh 2 months ago. It’s still hot and sticky so my position in front of the fan is a blessing. Seeing this is my last day here in Cambodia I thought I should do a rough summary to keep you up to date.... Read more >


Cambodia Mar 08: Volunteering at Cambodian Children's Painting Project

CAMBODIA | Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | Views [519]


Cambodia June 08: Volunteering up date

CAMBODIA | Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | Views [604] | Comments [1]

Volunteering at Cambodia Children’s Painting Project Up date It is another wet, windy and stormy day here in Sihanoukville. There is the constant crashing of waves on the beach and one could even take advantage of the waves for a little surfing ... Read more >


Cambodia 25th May: Reflections from Phom Penh

CAMBODIA | Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | Views [565]

It’s another hot day in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, I am having an iced coffee in cafe with fans blowing from all directions. The noise of motor bikes, cars and sounds of the constant building of this city is almost familiar now and the atmosphere of PP ... Read more >


Vietnam July 08: Snorkle at Nha Trang

VIETNAM | Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | Views [1044]

Today I am on a dive boat off Nha Trang, Vietnam. The snorkeling is beautiful, clear and warm enough to keep me there; lots of fish, coral, all shapes and sizes. Yet, while am under the sea gliding through the water my mind is still active. Occasionally ... Read more >


Cambodia July 08: Walk to Otres Beach

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | Views [1217]

My walk to Otres Beach. : Where there is light, there is shadow” Monday 7 th July It was my day off and as I didn’t have many days left in here in Sihanoukville I thought today would be the perfect day to achieve that objective. The clouds ... Read more >


Laos Feb 08: Rivers of time

LAOS | Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | Views [317] | Comments [1]

Rivers of Time                                                                                                                                              20/2/08 I sit overlooking the river from our restaurant/ guest house in Vangvieng ... Read more >


Laos Feb 2008 A monk's smile

LAOS | Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | Views [366]

Ok I've got half an hour before the monks start chanting...and if I don't go to the temple before i leave here I will be forever  regretful of it. Earlier today I sat by the Mekong, where it is met by one of it's tributaries the Num Cum...( I spent three ... Read more >


Cambodia Feb 2008: A Country in recovery

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | Views [525]

With each border crossing evrything changes, people's faces, the smells, traffic, food, currency and history. Yesterday I visited the “Killing Fields” about 15klm south of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. I am only just beginning to understand the enormity ... Read more >


Jan 30 2008 China: Where there is light there is shadow

CHINA | Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | Views [403]

In China they say: The sun gives light and the cloud it’s shadow. These few words seem to sum up the experiences and feelings I have as I continue my travels through this vast continent of Asia. As China experiences it’s worst snow ... Read more >


Gallery: Vietnam

VIETNAM | Monday, 26 May 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

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