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Return to Bokor Mountain, Cambodia

   I’ve just been back to Bokor Hill Sation, one of Cambodia‘s most beautiful and haunted spots. Rising a thousand meter above the kingdom’s southeastern coast, Bokor has been developed three times. In the 1920s, the French cleared some of the jungle on the way up, built a road with the help of 9000 kulis […]

Kep – Cambodia´s Seaside Revival – in The Asia Wall Street Journal

Together with photographer Luke Duggleby,  I visited Kep, a small town on Cambodia´s south eastern coast. First populated by French colonial administrators at the beginning of the 20th century, Kep became something like Cambodia´s St. Tropez in the 1960s, with rock bands playing on the beach and King Norodom Sihanouk cavorting and partying as if […]

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