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Travel Report: Wat Thmey Pagoda, Siem Reap.

Wat Thmey Pagoda, Siem Reap. January 2020. Back in 2015 my old travel buddy Wonderboy and I spent a day in Phnom Penh learning about Cambodia’s harrowing genocide years. Firstly, we spent a few grim hours visiting Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a Khmer Rouge detention and torture centre. Then, we headed out to the equally […]

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Travel Report: War Remnant Museum, Siem Reap.

War Remnant Museum, Siem Reap. January 2020. I’m unlikely to ever forget our visit to Siem Reap’s so-called War Remnant Museum. Not, I should point out, for the right reasons. Sladja and I had some truly unforgettable experiences during our seven months in Siem Reap. Hiking with the elephants of Kulen Forest. Meeting the legendary […]

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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Cambridge, England.

Cool Spots Around Cambridge, England. May 2019. The English city of Cambridge is an architectural gem, thanks in no small part to the University of Cambridge and its thirty one gorgeous colleges. Of these, I only actually explored King’s College and the wondrous King’s College Chapel. However, we also ended up passing a string of other […]

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Travel Report: The Eagle Pub, Cambridge.

The Eagle Pub, Cambridge. May 2019. Mike and I were having a great day exploring Cambridge. It was early afternoon and we both found ourselves with rumbling stomachs and parched throats. There was no debating where we’d take lunch, it simply had to be The Eagle, one of England’s most historical watering holes! This is where I used […]

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Travel Report: Wren Library, Cambridge.

Wren Library, Cambridge. Cover photo courtesy of Andrew Dunn.  May 2019. Cambridge is a city bursting at the seams with history. People flock here from across the globe to see the likes of King’s College and Great St Mary’s Church. However, there’s an equally fascinating sight at Trinity College that seems to have slipped a little […]

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Travel Report: Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge.

Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge. May 2019. Another town, another pretty church. Like so many I’ve visited over the years, Great St Mary’s in Cambridge has its own unique story. Sat snugly between the University Senate House and Market Square, the crown built the church in 1205 to serve Cambridge University. As with just about […]

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Travel Report: King’s College & Chapel, Cambridge.

King’s College & Chapel, Cambridge. May 2019. Three times I came to Cambridge over the years for day trips with the English language summer camp I worked at in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Three times I arrived with a busload of excitable Belgian teenagers. Thrice the camp director kindly offered me the choice of a) accompanying the […]

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Travel Report: Cambodia Landmine Museum.

Cambodia Landmine Museum. January 2020. Take even a rudimentary look into the history of Cambodia and before long you’ll find yourself entering the tragic world of the landmine. During decades of war, experts say at least six million landmines found their way into Cambodian soil. These evil devices have been responsible for the deaths and […]

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Travel Report: Angkor National Museum, Cambodia.

January 2020. If you’re coming to Siem Reap to see the world famous Angkor Temples, there really is only one place that offers visitors an authentic window into the history and culture of The Khmer Empire. Hence Sladja and I cleared an afternoon and headed off to Angkor National Museum, a state-of-the-art exhibition housed in […]

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Travel Report: Prasat Pram Temple, Koh Ker, Cambodia.

June 2020. The final stop of our day exploring Koh Ker’s ancient ruins came at Prasat Pram Temple. By this point we were exhausted, hot and thoroughly drenched in our own sweat. Consequently, we felt more than ready to head home, where a cold shower and swimming pool awaited us at Apsara Greenland Boutique Hotel. […]

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