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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I sigh as I drag my weary legs up the stairs to my third floor flat in West Hampstead, craving the silence that is waiting for me on the other side of the door. I walk in and drop my shopping bags to the floor before I’ve even closed the door. As I close the […]
I am often asked what I love most about travel. It’s a difficult question to answer. Is it the freedom of being away from the suffocating 9-to-5 routine in the office, is it the thrill of seeing famous landmarks in person, is it the sense of discovery felt when arriving at a new location, is it […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
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?!