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Posts tagged Siem Reap

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….

Cambodia: Journey through the Land of the Khmer

Cambodia: Journey through the Land of the Khmer , photographed by Kraig Lieb, with my text, is doing well in Siem Reap bookshops. Blurb: Cambodia: a Journey through the Land of the Khmer throws the doors to this small Southeast Asian kingdom wide open and invites both visitors and armchair travelers on a trip through […]

Moon Angkor Wat Reloaded – Second Edition out soon

My new guide to the Angkor temples in Cambodia, published by Moon in the US is out this month. It’s a completely revamped second edition on the temples and Siem Reap and features Phnom Penh and Battambang. And it’s the #1 New Release in the Cambodian travel guides on amazon where you can pre-order it […]

Cambodia 2014 – High and low and in between

I have just been on an early research trip for the second edition of my Moon Angkor Cambodia guide, first published in 2011. Cambodia has come a long way since then, the country is a little better well off and the poor are not quite as desperate  as they were a decade ago, but the […]

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 […]

Angkor by Bicycle for Silverkris (Singapore Inflight)

I was recently in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on assignment for Silverkris Magazine (Singapore Inflight). Every year the roads around the Angkor temples are becoming more clogged with traffic, which, as many studies have shown, slowly destroys the foundations of these magnificent monuments. To escape traffic fumes and crowds, some tourists opt for the humble bicycle […]

The Good News continues: Sacred Skin at Siem Reap Airport!

Just passed through Siem Reap International Airport in Cambodia today and spotted my new book Sacred Skin in the airport bookshop, displayed prominently next to Birds of South East Asia and Ferns of the Tropics…hm, topical. Spent a week on assignment in Siem Reap before returning to a flooded Bangkok. Sacred Skin is the first […]

(Deutsch) City Trip Angkor und Siem Reap – Mein neuer Bestseller!

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