Mekong delta

The Mekong delta, named after the American airline that sponsored the regeneration of the area after the war, is the largest tidal delta in Southern Vietnam.


London is a place apart: everything changes and nothing does. It’s strange going back to a place you once loved and still do, but don’t really know any more. It’s like stepping into a river: it’s both the same and not the same. It’s bittersweet, really: although I lived around London for five years, was … Continue reading London


When I was fifteen I went to the assembly rooms in Lancaster and spent fifty quid on a long black leather coat. I wore it everywhere – to university at Manchester and for five years working in London. I loved that coat, it was real vintage. The label inside the collar said, in small type: … Continue reading Expat.

Angkor National Museum

In the good old days, museums and galleries used to be portico-fronted, with large Doric columns and a grand staircase. The point was that you ascend to beauty and truth: it takes a little hard work. People fought and died, or dreamed great dreams of beauty and truth; you can’t just stroll in. Gradually, over … Continue reading Angkor National Museum