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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. Moreover, these evil devices have been responsible for the deaths and […]

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Travel Report: Wat Damnak Pagoda, Siem Reap.

Wat Damnak Pagoda. January 2020. There are a number of fine temples and pagodas to enjoy in Siem Reap. My favourite of these is the pretty Wat Damnak Pagoda, SR’s largest Buddhist centre. It lies on the eastern side of The Siem Reap River jus a few minutes from the heart of downtown. Moreover, it was […]

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Wat Thmey Pagoda, The Killing Fields, 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. First, 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 awful […]

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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. It had all sounded so promising on paper. Come, said the online blurb, to “a place of healing for bodies, hearts and minds”. To an […]

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Travel Report: Wat Preah Prom Rath, Siem Reap.

Wat Preah Prom Rath. January 2020. I remember feeling surprised by how just incredibly clean and colourful Wat Preah Prom Rath Temple is. In fact, both Sladja and I were literally blinded by columns of kaleidoscopic light as we entered the complex. These competing streams danced around us in all directions under the glare of the […]

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Travel Report: Church of St Sava, Belgrade.

Church of St Sava, Belgrade. August 2019. Belgrade is a city that’s positively blessed with picturesque churches. Among the finest of these structures, I’ve already blogged about the stunning St Mark’s Church. And the exceptionally pretty St Petka’s Chapel and Ruzica Church nestled within Belgrade Fortress. However, if I had to choose the Serbian capital’s […]

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Finding Tito in the Museum of Yugoslavia.

Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade. August 2019. I hadn’t been aware of it before my visit to the Serbian capital. But actually my general knowledge of modern history and its key world leaders had a large Yugoslavia shaped hole in it. Churchill? Sure, I have a solid overview. Stalin? Yup, I could certainly give you a […]

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An Afternoon Exploring Zemun, Belgrade.

An Afternoon Exploring Zemun, Belgrade. August 2019. It was yet another sweltering sunny day in Belgrade as Sladja and I rumbled through the city in a bus destined for the neighbourhood of Zemun. For the first time we were leaving downtown behind for a change of scenery and pace. Nestled on and around the right […]

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Travel Report: Nikola Tesla Museum, Belgrade.

Nikola Tesla Museum, Belgrade. August 2019. I would like to think that, for the most part, I’m a positive travel blogger. You know, someone who takes a half glass full approach to writing up my adventures across the globe. That’s not to say that I ignore the negatives or try to paint a whitewashed picture. Rather, […]

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Travel Report: Exploring Belgrade Fortress.

Exploring Belgrade Fortress, Serbia. August 2019. When I look back on my first visit to the Serbian capital, it doesn’t get any more nostalgic than Belgrade Fortress. This is one of the country’s most iconic and historic sites. A majestic beast of a cultural monument with a killer location perched above the confluence of the […]

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