A New Discovery At Ancient Angkor, Cambodia

Well before sunrise Angkor Wat is bustling. Loaded tuk-tuks pull up in front of the iconic facade of Cambodia’s largest temple and immediately cameras start clicking. This is always how another day begins at the famous complex.  In recent months, the discovery of new ruins beneath Angkor’s already extensive network of buildings has proven that…

In Pictures: Remembering Mongolia

A year has passed in a moment. Last November my journey on the Trans-Siberian took me from Beijing to Moscow, through wide-angled countryside, distinct cultures and histories. A particular highlight was the few days I spent in Mongolia. When I daydream about this country, three things remain in the forefront of my mind: The massive,…

In search of a shower: 24 Hours On Langkawi Island

I just really needed a wash… It had been several days since I’d felt warm soapy water running over my skin. There had been a handful of bus trips in the humidity of southern Thailand, a scuba diving course spent immersed in tropical waters, after which I had (wrongly) considered myself completely cleansed. Then there…