The Looming Threat of Development on Koh Rong Samloem

Travelling south to the shorelines of Cambodia, we decided to take a trip over to the island of Koh Rong Samloem. Having heard through previous travellers that the island was an idyllic paradise we planned to stop here before making our way into Vietnam. On leaving the ferry, we were greeted with the tranquil Saracen … More The Looming Threat of Development on Koh Rong Samloem

Healing Through Music, Angkor Wat Cambodia

Heading east on our trip through south-east Asia we stopped off at the infamous Angkor Wat, home to the largest religious monument in the world. Previously the site of the ancient Khmer Kingdom for many centuries, the area is stooped in age-old culture and religious tradition. Many of the temples we visited were crumbling after … More Healing Through Music, Angkor Wat Cambodia

Footballing Monks 

Whilst visiting Myanmar’s hill tribe villages in the central highlands we stumbled across a small monastery where a group of novice monks, no older than 14 years of age, were playing an intense game of football  in their robes. Some had old sandals on while the other boys played bare foot as they kicked a … More Footballing Monks 

Myanmars Villages 

After spending a couple of weeks exploring Mandalay and the ancient temples of Bagan we decided to join a 3 day trek from the hilltop town of Kalaw to Inle lake, famous for its stilt villages and fishermen. The trek took us through beautiful mountainous landscapes and authentic  villages filled with some of Myanmar’s many … More Myanmars Villages 

Myanmar and Buddhism

After spending a couple of weeks back in England, the relatively untouched country of Myanmar (formerly Burma) provided the next destination for my travels. Bordering Thailand to the south and Bangladesh, India and China to the north; Myanmar’s tourism industry is relatively new and undeveloped. After the international boycott on tourism in Myanmar was lifted … More Myanmar and Buddhism

Toad Patrol 

After spending a week in cairns, my trip to Australia came to an end and I flew back home for a couple of weeks to see my family. Luckily my trip home coincided with a favourite family activity, toad patrol. Every year near to my home a mass amphibian migration occurs as thousands of small … More Toad Patrol