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Banteay Chhmar – Cambodian Ruins

20 November 2012 | Places

▲  Last week I was in Banteay Chhmar , an Angkorian ruins site in the far north-east of Cambodia. I was there with John Sanday, the British archaeologist who has been working on this site for three years now. John was also responsible for a great deal of the preserv...

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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...

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Interesting Hotels

3 October 2005 | Living

I sleep in a lot of hotels, there were about 90 different ones in the last year – as well as some nights in tents, a few nights in trains and boats and rather too many nights on aircraft. I kicked off this hotel list with 14 hotels I found particularly interesting ove...

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