Supersonic Freefall & a King’s Death
16 October 2012 | Living
Two stories in the British newspapers today caught my attention. Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic leap from space and the death of King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
◄ In 1999 I was in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with photographer Richard I’Anson working on our coffee tabl...
11 June 2012 | Media
On my recent visit to Moscow to help with the launch of the first Lonely Planet guidebooks in Russian I was intrigued by the interest in a Russian language version of Lonely Planet’s Russia guide. I’ve always said that our first Russia guidebook was the most difficult...
The Sad Story of Balalae Island
28 February 2012 | Places
On my way north through the Solomon Islands and on to Bougainville in Papua New Guinea I flew in to Balalae or Ballalae Island. I spent a couple of nights at nearby Shortland Island before thumbing a boat ride to Bougainville with islanders heading to Buin for the Sat...