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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: Barrington Village, Cambridgeshire.

May 2019. I knew I was going to like Barrington Village the moment I started reading about it in China. I’d been dreaming about regaining a sense of lost Englishness. Of treating myself to a quintessential corner of Blighty where people walk their dogs and the air is fresh and punctuated with birdsong. Where there […]

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Travel Report: Chesham, England.

Chesham, England. August 2019. The leafy English market town of Chesham in Buckinghamshire isn’t an exciting place. In fact, one might say it has very little to entice the passing traveler. While nobody could describe Chesham as the pulsating heart of England, it nevertheless occupies a special place in my heart. Because, ladies and gentlemen, Chesham was […]

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Travel Report: Miniature Replicas of Angkor, Siem Reap.

Miniature Replicas of Angkor, Siem Reap. January 2020. I really have met some fascinating people here in Cambodia these past eight months. Moreover, the experience of telling their stories on these pages will stay with me for the rest of my life. In January Sladja and I met a man with a story quite unlike […]

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Travel Report: Kulen Elephant Forest, Cambodia.

Kulen Elephant Forest, Cambodia. April 2020. One of the great privileges of my life as a nomad has been the opportunity to spend time with wild animals. Bumping into a family of mischievous macaques on Gibraltar rock. Swimming with tropical fish off Malaysia’s Tioman Island. Coming face to face with the Siberian tigers of northeast […]

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Travel Report: Kulen National Park, Cambodia.

April 2020. Sladja and I had been largely self isolating for around a month when we began getting antsy. Don’t get me wrong, I was feeling beyond blessed to be stuck at a place as idyllic as Apsara Greenland Boutique. Nevertheless, a solid thirty days of writing in the same room can get… claustrophobic… even […]

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