Travel Photo Tuesday: Buddhist Blessing in Cambodia

Buddhist Blessing in Cambodia Saffron-robed monks are not just an iconic symbol of Cambodian culture, they represent a belief and lifestyle that is deeply imbedded into the daily lives of Cambodian people.  At the end of a volunteering stint in a village near Siem Reap, this monk offered to share part of this culture with […]

Travel Ideas: T is for…Temples of Cambodia

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing my experience of a destination or activity to help inspire your TRAVEL BUCKET LIST, in addition to an item that still remains on […]

5 Travel Destinations That Get Under Your Skin

Travel destinations provide different experiences for different people.  An energetic city break for one person is a stressful and tiring nightmare for someone else.  A backpacking adventure can be eye opening and exhilarating or it might feel uncomfortable and scary.   Volunteering in a developing country can be life changing for some but ethically uncomfortable for […]

ON THE MENU: Cambodian Street Food

ON THE MENU is a collection of the unique foods I have come across on my international travels – sometimes mouth watering, at times stomach turning and often downright bizarre Street food is common and affordable in Cambodia and varies between the delicious $1 plate of noodles or rice at the local market, to the less appealing […]

PHOTO STORY: The Different Faces of Buddhist Monks

For those of us who grew up in a Western country and culture, the image of a Buddhist monk creates a cocktail of stereotypical adjectives – mysterious, peaceful, wise, humble – just to name a few. I’ve accumulated a year’s worth of travel in Asia and have learnt that whilst the above adjectives often apply, there […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Cambodia Meets Colgate

I recently came across the #frifoto hashtag on Twitter and this week’s topic for photo sharing was BRANDS.  I immediately remembered taking this photo during a teeth cleaning lesson in a village near Siem Reap. CAMBODIA meets COLGATE!


The trail left at a Cambodian classroom door…a common scene in South East Asia


This image of a child in Phnom Krom, Cambodia reminds me of the precious innocence that children are born with, and how important it is to protect and educate them.


After exploring landscape photography over the past month, it’s nice to reflect on one of my favourite photography subjects, “PEOPLE”, with an image taking at a Buddhist Blessing near Siem Reap.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Family Portrait

A simple but heartwarming moment as I captured this child enjoying a family photograph that I had taken a few days earlier as they tried on clothes donated from generous volunteers in the village.


A photo, a quote, a memory, a person…moments of INSPIRATION  

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Cigarette Break

Welcome to my first ‘photo of the week’ where I’ve pulled one of my favourites from my archives of a visit to Cambodia in early 2011. A saffron-robed monk takes a moment out for reflection, thought, relaxation..or simply a cigarette break?!