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
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
Koh Rong ! Don’t walk here, run ! The Chinese already have their sights set on it. The Russians are Coming and Angelina’s already stopped by. We hear the complaint all over SE Asia …”this place used to be so unspoilt”…so we give Koh Rong say 5 years. But at the moment it’s Goldilocks right. […]Read More Koh Rong: A Beachy Idyll
Fish Amok is the national dish of Cambodia ~ an aromatic fish curry that is steamed in banana leaf baskets, leaving the fish falling-apart-tender. Cambodian cooking is less spicy than Vietnamese or Thai. Because of this I add more chillies than traditionally so. Timing: 50 minutes Serves:2 Ingredients: 250g firm white River fish (like barramundi, […]Read More Dislocated Recipes for Success: Cambodian Fish Amok
Dogs, cats and chooks are everywhere in Koh Rong ~ gamboling on the beach, begging for food in the cafés, snoozing on the chairs and tables, frolicking with the children. They are an integral part of society on the island and unusually dogs, cats and chickens seem to co-exist playfully and peacefully. It must be […]Read More The Dogs (& some chooks & cats) of Koh Rong
A procession of consciousness altering temples, a bustle of beautiful dancers and a bubbling Bain Marie of horror.Read More Amok in a Tuk-Tuk
Jayarvaman VII, kangaroos, fighting pigs and French cuisine.Read More Wat’s new Kaun Chhma?