Impressions of Cambodia – 1. Phnom Penh

Where does the money come from? This is not a country rich in oil or minerals but there are Bentleys and Rolls Royces for sale and being driven about on the roads of Phnom Penh. This is proper ostentatious wealth, completely different to the branded clothing that everyone wears, because when Gucci branded clothes are… Continue reading Impressions of Cambodia – 1. Phnom Penh

The mountain and me (39.B. 2021)

I left you on the train headed to Glasgow. Arriving at night, in the rain, I led my colleague off towards the hotel with extreme confidence which turned out to be misplaced. It's been some years since I lived in Glasgow and my knowledge of the inner city layout has faded somewhat so that it… Continue reading The mountain and me (39.B. 2021)

Island life – part 4 – sensory experiences

My time here on Madeira has been built around not just what I have seen, but also what I have experienced with my other four senses. Hearing The bells of the cathedral that start at 8am every morning and chime every quarter hour.The happy "honk honk" of the Porto Santo ferry when it arrives back… Continue reading Island life – part 4 – sensory experiences