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

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

Expat.

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