Category Archives: Travel

February 02

2016 In Retrospect (PART 2 – Siem Reap and Battambang)

I know it’s getting a bit late for 2016 retrospective posts, but I’ve been busy. Well, not really, but anyway… The second half of my trip let me tick one thing of the bucket list: see Angkor. And I figured if I’m gonna see Angkor, why not REALLY see it? So I contacted the APSARA […]

January 12

2016 in Retrospect (Part 1 – Phnom Penh: Street Art, Sex Workers and Spiders)

I know I’ve been quite inactive online over the last year or so.  It’s been a crazy year! A large chunk of it involved me in hospital learning to walk again after an intense medical incident.  I won’t bore you with the full details, but basically I was hit by an illness called Guillain-Barre Syndrome. […]

July 18

Saving Angkor

A golden sun rises over the ancient splendour of Angkor. Before the trickle of tourists through the gates grows to a torrent, a small team of workers assembles in the warm morning air. Silicone gloves snap on, plastic clips on a plastic tacklebox are unclipped. Out of the box one by one, an eclectic collection […]

March 31

Why I really miss Sydney…

Do you have a place where things just click? Where everything around you seems to reflect everything inside? A place Adam Sandler would call your “happy place”. For me, my happy place is Sydney. I love the bustle and busyness, the pace, the energy, but most of all I love the light! There’s a kind […]

Florentijn Hofman's Rubber Duck Ho Chi Minh City Saigon January 07

Saigon in the Round – Polar Panoramas

I’ve been sitting on these for a while, and I can finally share them with y’all… About a year ago I spent some time playing around making some polar panoramas using different locations around Ho Chi Minh City – others I’d seen online were just too cool for me to not give it a go […]

Ballet dancers in Saigon December 31

Goodbye Vietnam (I’ll be back)…

So my time living full-time in Asia has come to an end. I have now settled back in Australia – in Brisbane to be exact. This retrospective post about my time living in Ho Chi Minh City is long overdue! After three attempts at writing this post, I’ve come to the conclusion that I will […]

November 04

Saigon Panorama – The Outtakes Part 2 – Cholon

In preparing the photos for my book Saigon Panorama, one spot that absolutely had to be in there is Cholon – Saigon’s Chinatown. Actually Cholon really deserves to have an entire photobook of its own, as it’s an absolute treasure trove of interesting scenes and sites. So I figured it’d be a great choice to […]