Amsterdam Canal

“The Most Vibrating Shop”

I was wandering aimlessly along Amsterdam’s canals, snapping a few photos of the cute bridges and the rows of patchwork houses, when I noticed a shop sign that proudly announced it was “The Most Vibrating Shop”. It was a sign full of intrigue; my curiosity was piqued. What vibrates? Phones? Electric toothbrushes? Bombs? I stopped,…

Hoi An Water Scene, Vietnam

A Motorcycle Tour Through Rural East Vietnam

My guide for the day stopped the motorbike at the side of this muddy, rural road somewhere in east Vietnam and peed against a post next to an overgrown war memorial. “47 villagers were shot here when the Americans came,” he said, to disguise the crackling of warm liquid on leaves. “They slaughtered everyone in…

Dawn at Angkor Wat Outside Siem Reap

Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

When it comes to time of day, I don’t have too many preferences. I mean, obviously 7pm is pretty sweet, 1am needs some kind of award for excellence, and 12 noon deserves a special place in everyone’s hearts, but beyond that I’m not too fussed. However, 4am is hands down the worst time of day.…