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Posts tagged Lonely Planet

Wonderful book launch for Cambodia: Journey through the Land of the Khmer in Phnom Penh

Enjoyed the book launch for Cambodia: Journey through the Land of the Khmer with photographer Kraig Lieb. I participated in a panel on travel writing with Lonely Planet authors Greg Bloom and Nick Ray in front of an animated audience at Meta House in Phnom Penh. Thanks to everyone for turning up. Photo by Hans […]

Cambodia: A Journey through the land of the Khmer – Book launch in Phnom Penh, December 8th

Cambodia: A Journey through the Land of the Khmer – in The Advisor

An extract of my new book – with renowned American photographer and Lonely Planet veteran Kraig Lieb – Cambodia: A Journey through the Land of the Khmer, is featured in The Advisor this week. Read the text – about the country’s capital Phnom Penh – here.

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu reviewed at The Crime Segments

“There are plenty of unique, crazy and offbeat characters that fill this novel, and the author has a keen eye for detail.  The part of this story that took place in the Blue Parrot is one of my favorites, and is an excellent example of how the author sets a scene that sucks the reader […]

Bangkok Poets

Photographer Kraig Lieb, writer Joe Cummings and yours truly at last week’s Bangkok Poetry event at WTF (whatthefuck) Bar in Thong Lor. The unusual suspects were captured by Aroon Thaewchatturat.

Tom Vater’s 2006 non-fiction title Beyond the Pancake Trench bootlegged in Cambodia

While I was in Cambodia last week, I noticed that my 2006 non-fiction title Beyond the Pancake Trench is still available as a photocopied bootleg in several outlets around the country. My very own work, pirated by nefarious greedy people, does not sell nearly as well as the multitude of Lonely Planet titles that are […]

From Backpacker-Ghetto to Global Shopping Mall – Joe Cummings on Bangkok’s Khao San Road

The Khao San Road, one of the world’s greatest and most fascinating tourist ghettos, is coming of age. Last week the first MacDonald’s outlet opened inside one of the guesthouse complexes on the strip. Legendary hippy hangout, subject of a Hollywood blockbuster and barely more than 300 metres long, the Khao San Road offers a […]

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