Monthly Archive: February 2010

Ladybird Hats

Ladybird Hats

In South-East Asia, we’ve been spending a lot of time on the back of bikes. Call them motos, xe om or motorbike taxis, they’re generally...

The Unwilling Soldier

The Unwilling Soldier

The Cu Chi tunnels, twenty miles or so outside Saigon, make the trenches of Flanders look like R&R in Bangkok. More than 200 kilometres of...

cambodian food grown fresh khmer

Cambodian Food

There is an old Khmer saying which runs roughly as follows: “Eat anything that has four legs except a table, eat anything that flies except...

a tryst arranged

A Tryst Arranged

One quiet evening, Francois’ brother played Mendelssohn on the balcony of our Phnom Penh guesthouse, and he played it well. Francois is a writer, two...

SPF 50. Oh Yeah?

SPF 50. Oh Yeah?

Remember when the highest sun protection factor on the market was 8? God, I’m old. Factor 15, when it came in during the 80s, was...