Where did I stay; I had stayed at the Paragon 1 residences previously and found the price right, position great and rooms clean and comfortable and a free breakfast. For $31 Aust per night , a 10 minute walk to Khao San Rd it is a good find. They have washing machine in the lobby area, good cable tv and an elevator. It is off … Continue reading BANGKOK WAS I SCAMMED?
After waxing lyrical about the scrumptious food I have had the privilege to taste these last few weeks The tables turned, on Saturday the girls said they had made a special dish, it was a vegetable curry/soup with the main contender being the Bitter Gourd. I know it’s name should hint at the taste but I had been quietly surprised by bananas with seeds and … Continue reading Bitter Gourd, Bitter Broad
What a busy week for this layabout solo traveller. As I stated last week the Phcum Ben celebrations were on over the weekend and the staff here were all going to have time off to spend with family . All hands on deck at Kama café. We recruited another volunteer a handsome Italian Hippie, Frederico. He and I were on the dishes , cleaning . … Continue reading GREENBOAT, GREENCURRY GREENMANGO
The volunteer journey continues giving me a sense of finally having time in my life to give. So excited I recruited my first volunteer for the Fish Island project. Elena from Germany started 2 days ago and is working with Soon getting the organic garden ready making quirky bamboo garden ornaments with old chairs found on the side of the road. If you want to … Continue reading KAMPOT, KAMA AND KARMA
An uneventful bus ride was had from Phnom Penh, the roads seem to have improved from a few months ago, well they would have to, the trip was so dusty and bumpy, this time I was on the Big bus. We missed what looked like a massive storm as we zoomed along the highway just before sunset then this incredible rainbow appeared, sadly it was … Continue reading Vagabond to Volunteer
Surprise, for me too !!!!here I am in Phnom Penh, last Friday I messaged my friend in Kampot to see how things were proceeding with the Kampot readers and writers festival that he organizes and I am to help with. He asked when would I get there? I had booked to be there on the 15th October. He said he was swamped as he is … Continue reading JUST GO WITH IT
The 31st August was Merdeka day , the 62nd anniversary of when Malaya gained independence from Great Britain . The English had been here since 1786. The legacy of the Brits live on here in the magnificent colonial buildings they left behind and a small statue of Queen Victoria that stands in a corner of a park, I pass it when I am on the … Continue reading MALAYSIA’S MERDEKA, MEDIUMS AND MOONCAKES