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Farewell Cambodia

I’m currently writing this on a bus to HCMC. It’s a seven hour journey and I’m sat near a British ex-military who despite loves living in Cambodia, is finding fault in everything today! 518 more words


The Internet Can’t Help Solve This Vera Van Slyke Mystery

One of the most interesting aspects of having edited the Vera Van Slyke chronicles is knowing that, with the Internet, I can do follow-up detective work in ways that Vera and my great-grandaunt Lida never could. 698 more words

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The Spirit House: Restaurant & Cooking School

If your family is anything like mine, they love nothing more than celebrating significant moments with food. When it came time to celebrate the end of my degree for example, we went to… 417 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced. 273 more words



Whilst staying in Noosa you can choose to chill out by the awesome Noosa Main beach or shop up a storm on Hastings street! However on Noosa’s doorstep there are many exciting adventures to be had, I am going to share with you  466 more words


Chinese Legacies

Chinese style temple in Hanoi that encompasses Chinese architectural style, writing (calligraphy) and figures.

When I have showed my photos to some Chinese living in mainland China they always comment, that ‘This is China, not Vietnam’. 269 more words

Hanoi Vietnam Cultural Understanding

On location: Bangkok 3 (It's the little things)

One benefit of being ‘on location’ to do field research for my new novel is that the landscape is filled with ‘Show, don’t tell’ moments. For instance, I could write pages about how revered Thai Budhist monks are in Thailand. 395 more words