May 29, 2020

Unwilling to ignore the heartbreaking reality being faced by hundreds of families in and around Siem Reap, Cambodia, an incredible woman is devoting her time, sweat and efforts to help some of the most vulnerable people in the community.

I first met Naret Chhoy, a jewellery and clothing designer, about three years ago at Genevieve’s Fair Trade Village in Siem Reap - a shop that supports and celebrates the work of people and art...

May 16, 2020

DOCUMENTING THE VOICES OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY: Part One - “No Tourism, No Income” (Siem Reap, Cambodia)

As we all know, much has changed around the world in recent months, including here - in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where most people are now struggling as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. While cases of the illness have remained relatively low and under control according to local reports, travel restrictions and the drasti...

December 21, 2019

A few weeks ago I found myself wondering about us folks - those who were once “simply passing through” Cambodia but who somehow, and often unexpectedly, ended up staying longer, much longer...with many of us inspired (all, for our very own and unique reasons of course) as we fell in love with the people, their infectious smiles and warmth, as well as the local pace and culture. I then thought of the lovely Madeline Green, a fr...

September 8, 2019

Unable to find a job after being injured by a bullet as a soldier who once fought the Khmer Rouge, Mr. Jen Wai returned to the forest looking for food. Using a technique he learned from his father when he was a young boy, Wai started hunting for scorpions and tarantulas (a great source of protein) for his family.

He started making a modest living by catching these terrifying (I can only speak for myself;) creatures and selling...

August 23, 2019

The Amazon rainforest has been burning for weeks, and it’s now spreading like wildfire on social media. What’s happening to one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, its people, flora and wildlife, and the lungs of our planet is absolutely devastating - there’s zero doubt about that. 

“Why did the media not speak about it sooner?” many folks are asking…forgive my bluntness, but rarely has traditional media been inte...

August 12, 2019


August 12, 2019

More often than not, I stumble upon incredible stories that I crave to share...not because they're likely to make headlines - but because they involve amazing people, with experiences that I find fascinating! I hope and welcome you to join me on Facebook for this next chapter of my global journey:


No fancy gear/production, just great people and their stories!

March 29, 2019

Designer Roja Sirivut studied natural fabric dying techniques and plant-derived colours in Bangkok, Thailand...she knows a lot! But what she didn't learn in school, she discovered on her own - inspired by her natural surroundings at her home on Koh Mak island in the Gulf of Thailand. 

Walking amongst coconut trees and fallen nuts, she had an idea...and a golden warm brown colour was born! Here's a little of her story, and a few...

February 24, 2019

Insects are becoming an increasingly popular (and talked about) ingredient in today's food choices, discussions and solutions to human and environmental harm. With the devastating impact of the global meat (especially - beef) industry, some people are looking to past to inspire a cleaner and more sustainable future.  

Here's my chat with Davy Blouzard, the owner of BUGS CAFE in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and a little more on our firs...

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