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Moon Angkor Wat – Third Edition out now!

The third updated edition of Moon Angkor Wat, my English language guide to the Angkor temples in Cambodia is out now, both in print and ebook format. Reviewer Janet Brown had this to say: I’m the kind of person who reads guidebooks to remember where I’ve been as well as to plan my next destination […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Moon Spotlight Angkor reviewed at gonna.com

My English language guide to the Angkor temples, Spotlight Angkor, published in 2011 by Moon Books, has been reviewed by gonna.com. More news on this title soon. “Moon Spotlight Angkor Wat is a 60-page compress beam covering the most appropriate of this Cambodian city, together with the superfluous temples of Angkor — Phnom Wat Bakheng, […]

Angkor Reloaded

I have spent the past few days in the Angkor ruins in Cambodia. As it is the end of the hot season in South East Asia and as recent turmoil in neighboring Thailand has scared all but the hardiest tourists (Koreans, for the most part) away, the temples that see a couple of million visitors […]

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