‘Blue Ruin’ of Beng Mealea – Siem Reap

Naga Balustrade Once a long Naga balustrade highlighted the walk to the temple grounds of  the blue ruin of Beng Mealea. These two beautifully crafted naga heads remain intact at the walkway entrance. Wow!  At first glance it look chaotic, like a heap of rubble, sandstone blocks, collapsed arches and jungle vegetation; you could be forgiven for […]

Fothergill Island – Lake Kariba

More about my adventure travel in Africa The next camp was at Fothergill Island on Lake Kariba. The story of Lake Kariba is a fascinating one and a very special story. During 1958-59 when the building of the Kariba Dam across the Zambezi River was completed, many animals were left stranded on rapidly shrinking islands […]

Indonesia Mt Bromo

The year I went to Indonesia, one of my first stops was to see the live volcano of Mt Bromo on the island of Java.


Highlight in Beijing – A walk on the Great Wall of China The highlight in Beijing for me however, was to  walk the Great Wall of China. It has always been a childhood dream to see the Great Wall of China, but to walk on it; well that was the thrill of a lifetime. The […]

Sensoji-Asakusa Kannon Temple

Senso-ji the Asakusa Kannon temple is a Buddhist temple devoted to Kannon Bosatsu. Senso-ji. The first temple was built on the site in 645, which makes it the oldest temple in Tokyo.The temple is dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon, also known as Guan Yin or the Goddess of Mercy. According to legend, a statue of […]

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