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Posts tagged Angkor Wat

Researching Moon Angkor Wat 3rd Edition

Currently in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to research the 3rd edition of the Moon guide to Angkor Wat. Just had a gloriously sunny day amongst the monuments, with few other visitors in sight away from the main sites. Adding a chapter on how to beat the crowds….

Cambodia: Journey through the Land of the Khmer

Cambodia: Journey through the Land of the Khmer , photographed by Kraig Lieb, with my text, is doing well in Siem Reap bookshops. Blurb: Cambodia: a Journey through the Land of the Khmer throws the doors to this small Southeast Asian kingdom wide open and invites both visitors and armchair travelers on a trip through […]

Moon Angkor Wat Reloaded – Second Edition out now

I have been busy promoting the new second edition of Moon Angkor Wat, published by Avalon Publishing in the US, which is out now. Some of my thoughts on community tourism, gay and lesbian travelers, volunteering and travel photography in Cambodiacan be found here.

Celestial Dancers in Angkor: Tom Vater interviewed for Morning Calm Magazine

I was interviewed a while back in Korean Inflight Magazine Morning Calm by Marco Ferrarese for his article Celestial Dancers on the Apsaras, the celestial dancers of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Marco’s story runs from pages 74 to 79.

Moon Angkor Wat Reloaded – Second Edition out soon

My new guide to the Angkor temples in Cambodia, published by Moon in the US is out this month. It’s a completely revamped second edition on the temples and Siem Reap and features Phnom Penh and Battambang. And it’s the #1 New Release in the Cambodian travel guides on amazon where you can pre-order it […]

Cambodia: a Journey through the Land of the Khmer – Out Now

“Cambodia: a Journey through the Land of the Khmer” , an illustrated book by photographer Kraig Lieb, went on sale over the weekend in Cambodia.  I contributed the text. Great project, great journey. This shot by Kraig is from Monument Books at Phnom Penh Airport. The book will be available on Amazon US & Amazon […]

Promoting Moon Angkor Wat

I have been doing some promotion for my new guide to Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Battambang and Phnom Penh, published by Moon Guides in the US. In a series of recent short interviews I talk about my first glimpse of the Khmer temples, why I think that Angkor Wat should be on everyone’s bucket list, […]

Planning a Trip to Cambodia: Where and When to Go

Planning to visit Cambodia? Check out my guest blog over at Moon Guides this week for a low down on the very basics for visiting the Southeast Asian kingdom. I have recently published Moon Angkor Wat, a guide to the Angkor temples, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Battambang with Moon.

Live Interview on Rudy Maxa’s World Radio Show online now!!!!

I put my guide book author hat on last week and gave a live radio interview/podcast on Rudy Maxa’s World, America’s most widely-syndicated weekend travel radio show, on Saturday, May 11th. I’ll be talking about travel writing, tourism, publishing and my new US published guide to the Angkor temples in Cambodia from Moon Guides. Here’s […]

Live Interview on Rudy Maxa’s World Radio Show on Saturday,10.18 am EST US

I’ll be giving a live radio interview on Rudy Maxa’s World, America’s most widely-syndicated, weekend travel radio show, on Saturday, May 11th at 10.18 am EST US, which is 9:18pm Bangkok time. I’ll be talking about travel writing, publishing and my new US published guide to the Angkor temples in Cambodia from Moon Guides. Here’s […]

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