Conrad takes you aboard, sits you down on the deck, and before your very astonished eyes pulls down the stars from the skies and drops them gently into your lap. Josef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski was born into a Polish noble family in the Ukraine, which at that time was part of the Russian Empire, though […]Read More Dislocated Book Report: The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
Beautiful little Siem Reap is justly famed for the eye popping splendours of Angkor Wat and the many surrounding temples. Who would have thought that this small country town holds not one but two extraordinary places to sample fusion Asian cuisine blending the recipes of Cambodia with its exotic herbs, vegetables, fruit with a modern […]Read More Temple of Taste ~ Siem Reap
Sadly leaving Phnom Penh today on our way to the now familiar Giant Ibis bus depot, our tuk tuk drove us past these vivacious gals, who once a year put on their glad rags and collect alms for the needy. Those donating obtain blessings and good fortune for themselves and their family (just so all […]Read More Cambodian Festival of the Big-Booby Giants
The monks glow like embers in the streets of Phnom Penh. We ambled north along the Mekong as it rushed and eddied south, and saw the inevitable companion buildings to any port or harbour town, cafes, tourist dives, girly bars with names like “I get you and you get me”, (what it is, exactly, that […]Read More Phnom Penh 2
Sihanoukville and Otres 1&2 We would have posted some photos but since the gi-normous big bad Chinese casino development just up the hill was (according to the locals) doing something iffy with the electricity we did not. Instead we sat glumly in some dubious pod chairs battling (quite unsuccessfully) the swarms of giant mosquitoes as […]Read More Outré Otres
Of cloudy Angkor sunrises and Phnom Penh pensées. Climbing the heights to the Artist’s studio at Phnom Penh has left our blogs a little out of kilter (and our pegs also). So, gentle and long suffering readers, back to Siem Reap we drag you, kicking and screaming. We rose on our penultimate morning in Siem […]Read More Wok around the clock.