Soon I will be leaving Siem Reap and I hate saying goodbye to places and people; I’m not good at it, although I’ve had plenty of practice. Continue reading “Leaving and living – not just a question of pronunciation”
It’s not easy to find a satisfactory, circular, morning walk in Siem Reap. I don’t like linear walks and I imagine this stems from my walking habits in the UK, where planning a circular walk is half the fun.
One morning this week, I was awoken at 5.30 am by the chanting of monks nearby which announced to the community that a death had occurred. Continue reading “We’re all gonna die”
A startling statement on the Lonely Planet website says that “many more people are now killed in road traffic accidents than by landmines in Cambodia”. This is due to two effects, one the continuing successful clearance of mined areas and two, the increase in the number of motorbikes and cars in the country. Continue reading “The road to hell and other places”