Phnom Penh

As a teacher I regularly come across mischievous young rogues, with a twinkle in their eye, never far from trouble. Often these are my favourite students to teach; they make me smile, they are a challenge and they never have any airs or graces about them. Phnomn Penh reminded me of these children. It's noisy,…

The Khmer Rouge

I'd been walking through the classrooms of a long-ago deserted high school for several hours. On the walls were thousands of pictures of men, women and children each labelled with a number. In the last room, I saw this picture and knew instantly that I'd seen it before. Of all the thousands of faces I'd…

Two days in Kampot

Kampot, Cambodia. Stayed at the very cool Olly's place Went on the worst tour ever (to Bokor national park, in the fog, which was utter rubbish. AND our bus ran over a dog) Ate some lovely pepper (apparently the best pepper in the world, graces the tables of fancy restaurants in France) And met some…

The 7 Types of Photographer: Which one are you?

After much deliberating I finally handed my credit card over to the smiling Cambodian man. I'd been summing him up as much as I had the camera: both I decided I liked. My opinions weren't founded on anything particularly solid, he was a good man, I'd ascertained, because he'd got a picture of his family…

The Temples of Angkor

Have you ever arrived somewhere and within moments felt an overwhelming desire to stay? Siem Reap Province, Cambodia! By visiting Siem Reap, Katie and I became 2 of the 2 million tourists who are estimated to flock here every year. Like many others we had come to see the temple ruins of the Khmer Empire,…