Lisbon in February

( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase)   I have just returned to Ireland after a few days in Lisbon. Lisbon strikes me as an aspirational city with a deep past. TheContinue reading “Lisbon in February”

Ko Chang ( andaman coast)

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Bangkok

( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase)   It broke my heart a little to leave Yangon, Myanmar and its tumbledown tranquality behind. The mood is entirely different in Bangkok and itContinue reading “Bangkok”

A beautiful day in Yangon

  ( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase) I had a beautiful day today. My mind was cool, calm and happy as I explored the markets and some of the sights. IContinue reading “A beautiful day in Yangon”

Practical guide to Angkor Wat

( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase) In my last two posts I described the main temples in Amgkor Wat. Yesterday I spent a third day exploring some of the more remote,Continue reading “Practical guide to Angkor Wat”

Ta Prohm and Angkor Thum

( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase)   Today I had the pleasure of visiting Ta Prohm and Angkor Thum. Angkor Thum is the ruins of the ancient capital city of theContinue reading “Ta Prohm and Angkor Thum”

Angkor Wat

I started today by visiting Angkor Wat. What an honour to be here visiting this amazing citadel. I was really pinching myself today. Angkor Wat is just the largest of a whole complex of temples that I am looking forward to exploring in the next few days. Ankwar Wat immediately impresses with its size. IContinue reading “Angkor Wat”

“The past is the past and it’s here to stay”

The above lines from a Nick Cave song have been haunting my mind all day. Here in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, I have visited both the Tuol Sleng museum of genocidal crimes and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek also 15km from Phnom Penh. This is not the place for a detailed historical reprisal of thatContinue reading ““The past is the past and it’s here to stay””

National museum of Cambodia, Wat Ounalom and The Royal Palace

( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase)   I woke early today and put my trip back on track. By which I simply mean that I accomplished my plans for the day.Continue reading “National museum of Cambodia, Wat Ounalom and The Royal Palace”