Myanmar on a shoestring – part 2

CAM02937After a couple of days in the former capital, I went to Mandalay and Bagan. I also planned to go to Inle Lake but bearing in mind the words of my German friend that I cannot visit everything in Myanmar in one week only, I skipped the idea. Well, it is Asia – you cannot stick to a stick travel plan, no matter how well prepared you are. Unexpected things necessarily happen, either on the road or with… Continue reading ->


Myanmar on a shoestring – part 1

CAM03116This month I have visited Myanmar – better known Burma – for a week in this faraway corner of the world. The country has been almost entirely closed to international tourism due to military junta which ruled over the country for 20 years.

My first encounter with the Burmese people occurred Continue reading->

Europe and Cambodia together for the Earth

Since 2013 the EU delegation in Cambodia organises once per year, around the European Day in May a bicycle tour in Cambodia. The 17 km tour along Phnom Penh is a great opportunity not only to promote a healthy and environmental friendly lifestyle but also to bring together Europeans and Cambodians Continue reading ->untitled

‘Susdey Chhnam Thmey’ (Happy New Year!)

Last week I celebrated the Cambodian New Year for the first time in my life. It’s 2016, or in other words, 2560 years since Buddha passed on not only from this world, but so too the cycle of death and rebirth. He now enjoys eternal peace, otherwise known as nirvana. Oddly, while this is my first ever Khmer New year to have experienced, it’s the third New Year I’ve celebrated this year; that is, after the common First-of-January celebration and Continue reading ->

Welcome to Kingdom of Wonder

Cambodia is known as the Kingdom of Wonder. A Kingdom, because of the King who rules the state; Wonder because although everything differs entirely from our Western imagination, it is still beautiful and compelling. Kingdom of Wonder it surely is, but I would certainly not call it a Kingdom of Continue reading ->