I arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. I’m enjoying Malaysia immensely. It’s a country I didn’t think I’d see on this trip, but I’m delighted to have popped across the border from Thailand. I’ll relate the backstory in due time; until then, I leave you with the following photos devoid of explanation. Details to come.
I arrived here on Monday morning. Flew in from Bangkok. Fantastic place, Penang. More text and some photos to come soon.
I’m back in Chiang Mai after five days in the sleepy, beautiful, farang-inundated town of Pai. Here’re some pics. I’m off to Bangkok tomorrow night, and have many more images I’ll be posting then. Self-portrait on my rented 125cc Honda Dream motorbike: Two sunsets: One of Pai’s main streets:
I made it to Chiang Mai yesterday. Here’s a pic of me with a buddy. More images and text soon.
Phnomenon is an excellent new food/drink-centric Cambodia blog. It is for the Kingdom what Noodlepie is to Vietnam.
Don’t miss Matt Gross’s fascinating piece in today’s New York Times detailing the rise in luxury tourism in Cambodia and elsewhere in Southeast Asia: In almost every part of the country, you can find a conceptually and architecturally ambitious hotel: In mountainous Ratanakiri, there’s the Terres Rouges Lodge, a former provincial governor’s lakeside residence that […]
The NYT’s Seth Mydans takes a closer look at why, exactly, Burma’s ruling military junta is moving the country’s capital 200 miles to the north. His conclusion: no one knows for sure. Could be for reasons of astrological auspiciousness; could be so the paranoid brass can ensconce themselves in the jungle in preparation for an […]
BBC: Burma’s military government has begun its move to a new administrative capital Pyinmana, in the jungle 600km (373 miles) north of Rangoon. According to sources in Rangoon, convoys of trucks laden with personnel and equipment left on Sunday morning. Burma, Myanmar
BBC: A former Khmer Rouge commander convicted over the 1994 murder of three Western tourists has been captured in Cambodia, officials have said. They said that Chhouk Rin – who had been on the run for nearly a year – was detained in the north of the country. Chhouk Rin was given a life sentence […]
Reuters: PHNOM PENH – A new Cambodian cafe is offering diners a slice of life under the Khmer Rouge, with a menu featuring rice-water and leaves, and waitresses dressed in the black fatigues worn by Pol Pot’s ultra-Maoist guerrillas. Newly opened across the road from Phnom Penh’s notorious Tuol Sleng “S-21” Khmer Rouge interrogation and […]