The mighty Mekong.

There is something about the Mekong River that lulls you into a pleasant somnambulance. It meanders its way through six Asian nations...and we had the pleasure of enjoying beers along its banks in three of these - Cambodia, Thailand and Laos. View of the Nam Ou River, a major tributary of the Mekong, from Nong … Continue reading The mighty Mekong.

What is it with Asia and….???

I know, I know...Asia is a big place. Depending on your definition it comprises up to 49 countries and 60% of the world's population. However for the purposes of this blog post 'Asia' refers to China, Japan, Korea and all of South-East Asia. ┬áDespite the huge cultural, historical, religious and ethnic differences that exist between … Continue reading What is it with Asia and….???

Bokor National Park- corruption and destruction in Cambodia

Bokor National Park must once have been one of the most beautiful spots in Cambodia- a 1500 sq km park famous for lush, primary rainforest and an abandoned French hill station perched upon it's 1100m peak, with views sweeping the coast all the way to Phu Quoc island in Vietnamese waters. These days, instead of … Continue reading Bokor National Park- corruption and destruction in Cambodia