January 2009

Just Playing……

January 29, 2009

Thought I’d try out a bit of video on the blog……… This is me trying to fire twirl on the beach in Sihanoukville.  Turn your speakers off before viewing  –  there’s a German Billy Idol disco cranking it out right next door.

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Good Hotel in Phnom Pen

January 28, 2009

This is a good place – Dara Reang Sey Hotel. It’s run by 2 sisters, the very charming Dara and Reangsey (who I didn’t meet but I’m sure she’s just as charming) and is located just a couple of streets back from the main tourist drag of Sisowath Quay. It’s a friendly, well run place […]

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Blogging on The Move

January 26, 2009

Before this trip I’d never blogged before so I was learning as I went –  have to say blogging was harder tha I thought it would be.  Sure, you can post text pretty easily but trying to format it and add pictures proved to be a bit of a nightmare.  And that’s without wondering if […]

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Woz’s Blog

January 25, 2009

It was my mis-fortune to meet Woz on my travels.  An Englishman abroad, he’s travelling the world in an attempt to drink at least 80 different cocktails.  Along the way he’s giving up valuable drinking time to take some pretty good pictures and help out volunteering with various NGO’s. Please check out his blog here […]

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A Knighthood? Oh, go on then…….

January 21, 2009

On Wednesday morning I was a bit late going into work so to make it up to my hard working colleague Jennifer I decided to buy her a chocolate croissant from local Italian super deli, Valvona & Crolla.  Just as I was about to go in, a big guy held his hand up and said […]

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Back So Soon?

January 19, 2009

The witty retort that greeted me on my first day back at work since my 5 week jaunt to SE Asia.  I got back to Edinburgh at 9.30 am last Wednesday to frost and ice and a temperature of -3.  I could feel my suntan fading as soon as I left the airport.  Coming back […]

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Boring Boring Bangkok………..

January 14, 2009

Back in Bangkok and in less than 24 hours in the city, here’s what happened to me: I was a passenger in an airport shuttle bus driven by the Thai F1 champ.  Belive me 35 minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Sukhumvit Road is quite an achievment.  Add on the excitement of passing the main runway […]

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I Need a Tardis

January 11, 2009

Why? Because I’ve suddenly run out of time again. Only a couple of days ago I’m sure I had 4 weeks holiday left but now, somehow, I only have a couple of days to go before I need to fly home.

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A Couple More Pics

January 9, 2009

As ever, having trouble getting pics from camera to pc so here’s a couple of calendar shots of sunset in Kampot a couple of days ago.

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Edgy Cambodia

January 9, 2009

Cambodia is what I call a edgy kind of place. How edgy? Consider this. On Wednesday 7th Jan there was a big celebration here to mark the 30th anniversary of the defeat of the Khmer Rouge. The Prime Minister, Hun Sen, was in the Olympic Stadium with about 60.000 people, all wearing white shirts. On […]

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