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Posts tagged Siem Reap

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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(Deutsch) Rezension von Tom Vaters neuem Angkor Führer!

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Holidays in Cambodia? Tom Vater´s new German-language guide to Angkor published 4.1.2011

My new guide to the ruins of Angkor in Cambodia is published on the 4th of January 2011, by Germany`s largest independent travel publisher Reise Know How. The book contains almost a hundred color images by photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat, as well as maps of all the temples, a fold-out plan of the Angkor Archaeological Park […]

Angkor – The Great Edit

I am currently in the final stages of editing my manuscript for City Trip Angkor, a German language guide to the temples in Cambodia. It´s been a fun book to write, crammed with new info on how to spend a long weekend in Siem Reap and the Angkor Archaelogical Park, as well as descriptions of […]

(Deutsch) City Trip Angkor und Siem Reap im November 2010

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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 […]

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 […]

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