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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….

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 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 […]

Moon Angkor Wat out now!!!!

Just received author copies of Moon Angkor Wat. Hurray!!! Out now in all good book shops in North America. Photographs by Aroon Thaewchatturat.

The new CityTrip Angkor Wat (German Language) has arrived!!!

Excellent promo shot by Aroon Thaewchatturat!!! who also took the pictures in this guide to the Khmer ruins. Published in November 2012.

Angkor Wat Guide out in January

The first edition of new my English language guide to Angkor Wat (including Siem Reap and the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh) is hitting shelves this month. After Moon Cambodia and Spotlight Angkor, this is my third book for Moon Guides and Avalon Publishing. You can purchase the book on Amazon. Content: A group of young […]

Moon Angkor Wat First Edition is on the way – November 2012

Here’s a first preview of the cover of my forthcoming guide to Angkor Wat, including Siem Reap, Battambang and Phnom Penh, published by Moon Books in the US in November 2012. It’s been a great project to work on and I am just dealing with the final edits for the book. Photographs will be supplied […]

Walking on the Angkor Moon

In the words of Chinese traveler Chou Ta Kuan who lived in Angkor for a year in the 13th century: “When the king goes out, troops lead the escort; then come flags, banners and music. Palace women, numbering from three to five hundred, wearing clothes decorated with flowers, with flowers in their hair, hold candles […]

Are You Mad Enough To Be A Travel Writer?

The website Tripbase offer information for would-be travel writers, on the whole very sensible and useful for prospective scribes. The introduction -The harsh realities laid bare- is both sobering and spot-on: Travel writing is a tough and competitive business, a trade for which one needs to have plenty of persistence and low financial expectations – […]

Holidays in Cambodia? Tom Vater´s new German-language guide to Angkor published 4.1.2011

My new guide to the ruins of Angkor in Cambodia is published on the 4th of January 2011, by Germany`s largest independent travel publisher Reise Know How. The book contains almost a hundred color images by photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat, as well as maps of all the temples, a fold-out plan of the Angkor Archaeological Park […]

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