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 […]

Christmas Away From Home: Unique Travel Experiences

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 […]

Photo Story: People of the World are “same, same but different”

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: 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!

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Footprints

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

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Innocence

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.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Blessing

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.

INSPIRATION: Travel

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?!