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Travel Report: Rick’s Cafe, Casablanca.

October 2008. I’ve always been a huge fan of the movie Casablanca. There’s just something mesmerising about Humphrey Bogart doing his thing onscreen. It’s a film that always reminds me just how gorgeous Ingrid Bergman actually was. It also introduced me to the grossly underrated Peter Lorre and… well… the entire movie is so ridiculously […]

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Travel Report: Casablanca Cathedral, Morocco.

October 2008. You would never guess it just from gazing up from the outside, but things are not quite as they seem at Casablanca Cathedral. This impressive Neo-gothic building, peppered with Art Deco and Muslim touches, announced itself to the world in 1930. At that time Casablanca was under French rule and indeed the church’s […]

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Travel Report: Battambang Bamboo Train, Cambodia.

The Battambang Bamboo Train December 2015. I’m so glad I set aside a couple of days for Battambang during my first cross-country adventure in Cambodia. Having thoroughly enjoyed the mind blowing parade of bats at Phnom Sampeau Mountain, it was now time for one of the world’s most unique rail journeys! Yup, for just $5 of your hard […]

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Travel Report: Phnom Sampeau, Battambang.

Phnom Sampeau, Battambang. December 2015. The picturesque province of Battambang in Cambodia doesn’t seem to get much tourist love. It’s a real pity, as the region is home to two of the country’s most fascinating sights. One of these is Phnom Sampeau, a limestone mountain 12 kilometres outside Battambang City.  It’s a steep forty five minute […]

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Leighton Travels & Kimchibytes!

It’s been a crazy month for Leighton Literature! Uh, scratch that… Leighton Travels! I guess after five years it seems I’m gonna need some time to adjust. It’s been quite a hectic period recently. First came the new logo creation, then the domain name change. Not to mention the actual redesign itself followed by the relaunch […]

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