30 January 2013

Intercontinental Hotel security - Riyadh

Moving road barriers, under car lighting, random trunk checks, their
own x-ray machine and road spikes.

Diraiyyah

15th century city just outside Riyadh. Mostly mud-brick construction.
Most is badly weathered and some has been expertly (and some,
inexpertly) reconstructed.

18 April 2011

Metro bar in Phnom Penh

Great night

Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

The Mekong Express isn't quite as romantic as it sounds. Big tip:
watch and make sure your baggage gets on the coach.

17 April 2011

BBQ chicken with lime and salt and pepper

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The best way to get to the swimming hole

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1,000 Lingas–carved into a creek bed

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What we saw on the way for a swim

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Tonle Sap floating village

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Local School

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Vietnamese Floating Town

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Near Bayon

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Bayon

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Strangler Fig v Temple

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Sometimes signs mean what they say

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And again

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More in the Siem Reap region

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Trees taking over

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Angkor Wat

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Inside the Angkor Wat grounds

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Getting closer to Angkor Wat

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Somewhere in Bangkok

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Sunset in Bangkok

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Wat Pho, Bangkok

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06 April 2011

Breakfast

Breakfast at the Renaissance in KL reminds you that we are at a
cultural intersection in Asia. Perhaps a dozen languages, but the
breakfast! Western cereal, donuts, pastries, Japanese noodles, pork
buns, salad, yoghurts, roti, Dahl, rendang, beef bacon, eggs, spiced
fruit waffles, fruit, lassi, cheese platter, sausages, Chinese
vegetables, sambal, nasi lemak, French toast with a dozen toppings,
porridges, indigenous eggs benedict, coffee, teas and ...

National mosque of Malaysia

We were welcomed in, no searches, welcome to bring in our backpacks,
and we watched the mosque school kids doing call to prayer singing
tests.

KL Sentral Railway



NB last month we were told we weren't allowed to take photos of ADELAIDE railway station because of "terrorism"! Nice to see Malaysia isn't as silly as a sleepy Australian country town.