The Mekong River

August 16, 2011

Yesterday was a brilliant sunny day in Phnom Penh which means I snapped many good photos. We walked through a local food market and then took a tuk tuk across the bridge to the other side of the Tonle Sap. This lead us to the mighty Mekong River. The photo to the left is the […]

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Eating in Phnom Penh

August 14, 2011

Last night at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club…better known as the FCC…we had a sampling of Khmer Sweets. They look similar to sweets you find in Indonesia and Malaysia but they don’t use coconut as much and instead of palm sugar…which is dark brown and has a delicious caramel taste…these desserts were sweetened with a unique […]

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A Few Street Sights Around Phnom Pehn

August 13, 2011

Just a few shots from our first foray into the streets of Phnom Pehn… A view of the Cozyna hotel from the riverside…the red entry way is our hotel. A neat old building…. I thought there were an inordinate number of monks roaming around Phnom Pehn. Then we realized there is a Buddhist University just […]

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First Evening in Phnom Penh Cambodia

August 13, 2011

Not one but two hours flight from Kuala Lumpur. I was confused by the time difference. It looks very green and pretty flat and look at that river! We can see a road running all along the river…perfect cycling territory!!! A Tuk Tuk – Used by the locals and not just a tourist attraction. Bicycles […]

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St Patrick’s Day in KL

March 17, 2011

For Our Irish Friend! How to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Kuala Lumpur! Just walk down to Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang … It’s a party! The Thai Bar The Guiness Girls… The Irish Pub… The Spanish Pub… And don’t break the rules!

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TriTrang Beach Up the Road from Patong in Phuket Thailand

September 26, 2010

On a recent visit to Phuket we walked north south from Patong and ended up at TriTrang beach where we spent the afternoon. This is a beautiful little beach and unlike Patong Beach…it is clean! This is the resort and every room has a view over the ocean… I had the best red curry crab […]

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Sweet and Stinky Durian

August 4, 2010

It’s Durian season !!! Described by Wikipedia as widely known and revered in southeast Asia as the “king of fruits”. It goes on to say it has a unique odour. To say the least! Durian smells like…well it is hard to describe…something like rotten garlic? Not quite! But if you are not accustomed to the […]

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The Dragoon Mountains and Cochise Stronghold

May 11, 2010

Part of the stronghold of the Apache Chief Cochise in the middle of the 1800’s, The Dragoons are southeast of Tucson Arizona just 10 minutes from Tombstone, the famed home of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. This historical area is an easy day out from Tucson. Photo credits go to BKH, JEA and me! This […]

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Views of the Sonora Desert in Arizona

May 10, 2010

Good grief it’s been almost six months since the last post. For a change of pace…and in particular for our Asia Pacific friends…I thought I would post some desert photos from a recent trip to Arizona. Surrounded on all four sides by mountains Tucson is situated at the foot of the Santa Catalinas. No matter […]

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Christmas in Kuala Lumpur

December 26, 2009

We are back in Malaysia…I’m not yet finished with Phuket, more to come, in particular a Tsunami story. But for now…it’s Christmas in Kuala Lumpur! And if you are unfamiliar with Malaysia, if you are on the outside peering through my looking glass you might have a hard time believing that Malaysia is largely a […]

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