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Camera & Campari …the year that was

Boganvillia and Temple, Luang Prabang

Well 2013 has been a big and challenging year. We’ve revelled in travelling to many places – both new and familiar – penned and photographed many tales, eaten wonderful and sometimes weird food, enriched friendships and forged many new connections. We’ve planned and executed our travels around personal loss and serious illness and managed to […]

Go To China… in Bangkok

 Giant river prawns with spicy nam jim dipping sauce in Soi Texas, Chinatown Bangkok

  When it comes to dining, Bangkok is a minefield of choice. Not in a bad way, more in a too-many-choices-too-little-time way. After photographing a seafood market one afternoon, all we knew was that we had a hankering for local river prawns. It took about three seconds for Phitak Srisawat, Assistant Chef Concierge at Bangkok’s […]

Beachwood Bliss in Yamba

Turkish style sardines

  We’d visit Yamba, 90-minutes drive south of Byron Bay, for Beachwood Café alone! Not that it’s short of old-fashioned beach holiday appeal … eleven stunning (often deserted) surf beaches, coastal walking trails through the wildly beautiful Yuraygir National Park, a seaside pub, a single-screen movie theatre, fresh local fish and chips and cute beach […]

Children of the temple


The friendliness of the locals is what strikes you in Cambodia. On a visit to Wat Hanchey – an ornate 8th century hilltop temple overlooking the Mekong River in Kampong Cham province – we were met off our long boat by a cheerful clutch of kids who climbed the 291 steps from the river to […]