My 5: Cruising The Kampot River, Cambodia.

Sunset cruise The Kampot River Cambodia

1. December 2015. A sunset cruise down the magical Praek Tuek Chhu River is quite possibly the most popular thing to do in the Cambodian city of Kampot. The river’s name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue for us foreigners, so you’ll find it referred to as simply The Kampot River, a beautiful stretch of water that […]

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My 5: Bokor National Park Part II – Kampot, Cambodia.

Abandoned Catholic Church Bokor National Park Kampot Cambodia

Want to get the full picture? Before reading this why not start with my article: Bokor National Park Part I 1. December 2015. As a former French hill station back in the colonial days of the 1920s, a visit to Cambodia’s Bokor National Park is all about sweeping views and abandoned buildings. This Catholic Church […]

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My 5: Bokor National Park Part I – Kampot, Cambodia.

Bokor National Park Kampot Cambodia

1. December 2015. It was December the 16th and Wonderboy and I had just landed in the river city of Kampot for the final leg of our great Cambodian adventure. The city itself had proved thoroughly charming with its leafy lanes and thriving food and drink scene. But now, on day two, we were devoting our […]

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My 5: Cool Spots Around Bilbao, Spain.

Bidebarrieta Street Bilbao Spain

1. August 2015. Bilbao has a decent number of attractions to hold its own with neighboring cities across northern Spain. And yet one of the great joys of a trip here is simply wandering the pretty streets. Bidebarrieta Street is typical of the Bilbao vibe: a long, narrow pedestrianized zone where buskers and street artists perform […]

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My 5: The Guggenheim Museum – Bilbao, Spain.

Puppy by Jeff Koons The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Spain

1. August 2015. I could have done with an extra day in Bilbao. After my unexpected adventures at San Mames Stadium I was suddenly short on time with the clock ticking down on my last bus out of town. What a pity then that I didn’t manage to get into the amazing Guggenheim Museum, perched […]

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My 5: San Mames Stadium – Bilbao, Spain.

Outside San Mames Stadium Bilbao Spain

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. August 2015. It’s amazing to think of how I accidentally got to see the legendary Barcelona football team play live in the flesh. I’d been wandering around the Spanish city of Bilbao when, quite suddenly, a […]

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My 5: Cool Spots Around Nashville, Tennessee.

Batman Building Bell South Building AT&T Building Nashville Tennessee

1. May 2009. Lo and behold Nashville’s striking albeit kooky Batman Building, a cheeky reference to the skyscraper’s resemblance to the caped crusader’s signature mask. Built in 1994 on a design from Earl Swensson Associates Inc., this 33-story building is not only the tallest in Nashville, but in all of Tennessee. During my visits to Music […]

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