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Cambodia: A Journey through the Land of the Khmer remains bestseller in Cambodia

Cambodia: A Journey through the Land of the Khmer by Kraig Lieb, with my text, continues to shift copies in Cambodia. Photo taken at Monument Books, Siem Reap.

Burmese Light reviewed at Woasis

Burmese Light, the beautiful illustrated book by photographer Hans Kemp with a text by myself, gets a great review at Woasis this week. “…both a wonderful introduction to as well as a useable memoir of a country that is increasingly the focus of travelers seeking to explore a world less traveled.” Read the full review […]

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 – 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.

Cambodia: A Journey through the Land of the Khmer – Cover

Cambodia: A Journey through the Land of the Khmer has just been published. It’s currently only available in SE Asia but this will change soon. I am told the book will be available on Amazon soon. It’s been a great project to work on with photographer and publisher Kraig Lieb. And it’s the heaviest book […]

Sak Yant and Sacred Skin in The Chiang Mai City News

Jennifer Jerome interviews me about Thailand’s sacred tattoos for The Chiang Mai City News this week. Read her story Ink of the Gods: The Myth and Magic of Sak Yant here. And check out my bestselling book on Thailand’s spirit tattoos, Sacred Skin, with incredible photography by Aroon Thaewchatturat. Sacred Skin is available in good […]

Burmese Light in The Wall Street Journal

“For the armchair traveler, Mr. Kemp’s “Burmese Light” may be the most entertaining introduction to the country. Originally from the Netherlands, Mr. Kemp has lived in the region since the 1980s and is known for books from Vietnam and Cambodia. “‘Burmese Light’ is really about this moment in transition,” he explained before the book’s launch […]

Burmese Light reviewed by Marco Ferrarese at Rolf Potts’ Vagablogging

Burmese Light, my new non fiction with photographer Hans Kemp, was reviewed by Marco Ferrarese at Vagablogging, the acclaimed website of travel writer Rolf Potts. “Impressions of the Golden Land” is quite an apt subtitle for Burmese Light as this book literally brings to the table (a coffee-table, to be precise) two kinds of impressions. […]

Burmese Light in The South East Asia Globe

The South East Asia Globe features my new non fiction Burmese Light – with acclaimed photographer Hans Kemp – this month. The book is on its way into shops and should be available on Amazon and elsewhere within the next week. In fact it’s been hovering around # 7 for books on Myanmar on Amazon […]

Burmese Light – The Book Trailer

Check out the book trailer for Burmese Light, my new non fiction book with photographer Hans Kemp, published by Visionary World this month. Reviews: “Whether you are planning a visit or have recently traveled to Myanmar, Hans Kemp’s magnificent photographs combined with Tom Vater’s illuminating text create an unforgettable portrait of a truly remarkable country […]

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