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Travel Report: Washington DC Nostalgia.

Washington DC Nostalgia. May 2007 & May 2009. Once upon a time, in what often feels like a galaxy far far away, my friend Henry lived and worked in Washington DC. I’d known Henry since our days living in the Belgian city of Leuven, where we used to meet up to watch live football. That’s […]

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Travel Report: Central Market, Phnom Penh.

Central Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. —— September 2020. I really love the old French Art Deco buildings across Cambodia. From the shapely structures of Siem Reap and Battambang, to the crumbly, balcony-laden houses of Kampot and Kep, we had seen dozens of the country’s most impressive colonial creations. One afternoon, in Phonm Penh, we mapped […]

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Travel Report: The National Museum of Cambodia.

The National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. —— September 2020. Imagine having a national museum all to yourself. A private audience, so to speak, with a nation’s most treasured historical relics. That’s what Sladja and I got to experience when we stopped by The National Museum of Cambodia during our final few days in the […]

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Travel Report: Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh.

Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. —— September 2020. We were into the last few days of our seven month adventure in Cambodia. Having finally gotten through the capital’s essential but mentally draining genocide sights, I figured we needed to lighten the tone. When I first read about Wat Phnom my initial reaction was: Do […]

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Choeung Ek Killing Fields, Cambodia.

Choeung Ek Killing Fields, Cambodia. —— Please note: You may find the story and images presented in this article deeply upsetting. Thus I wouldn’t blame you for sitting this one out. For those of you who do proceed, I’m guessing this is going to be as difficult to read as it was for me to […]

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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Cambodia.

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. —— Please note: You may find the story and images presented in this article deeply upsetting. Thus I wouldn’t blame you for sitting this one out. For those of you who do proceed, I’m guessing this is going to be as difficult to read as it was for me to write. […]

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Travel Report: Hatters Hostel, Liverpool.

Hatters Hostel, Liverpool. May 2019. I’ve stayed in some incredible hotels and guesthouses during my travels over the past twenty years. But unfortunately, it can’t always be glitz, glamour and sweeping balcony views. After an amazing couple of nights at The Hard Days Night Hotel, I decided a cheap and cheerful downgrade was in order […]

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Travel Report: Double Fantasy Exhibition, Liverpool.

Double Fantasy – John & Yoko Exhibition, Liverpool. May 2019. No matter what time of year you come to Liverpool there’s virtually always a Beatles exhibition or three to compliment the city’s established Fab Four sites. During my stay in the city, The Museum of Liverpool was hosting the outstanding Double Fantasy – John and […]

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Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour, Liverpool (Part II)

Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour, Liverpool. Before reading you might want to start with my article: Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour, Liverpool (Part I). May 2019. What an incredible morning we’d had driving around Liverpool with Ian Doyle and his Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour. We’d seen Ringo Starr’s childhood home in […]

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Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour, Liverpool (Part I).

Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tour, Liverpool. May 2019. Coming to Liverpool and seeing all The Beatles sites was a dream come true for me. Having toured The Beatles Story, visited the Double Fantasy Exhibition and caught some live music at both The Cavern Club and The Cavern Pub, it was finally time for the prospect […]

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