Photo Highlights – Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya Historical Park The Ayutthaya Historical Park is the remains of the ancient city destroyed by invading Burmese troops in 1767. Before that it was a huge city that served as a major trading hub in the region. It was capital of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya which preceded Siam. Siam of course became modern day Thailand. Most noteworthy is that in 1700 with over 1 million inhabitants it was the largest city in the… Read morePhoto Highlights – Ayutthaya Historical Park

Photo Highlights – Sukhothai Historical Park

Sukhothai Historical Park

Sukhothai Historical Park The Sukhothai Historical Park UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Thailand is the remains of an ancient city. It was once at the centre of the Kingdom Of Sukhothai, one of the precursors of modern day Thailand. This Kingdom lasted from 1238 until 1438.  After this it gradually merged into the Ayutthayan Empire who had already invaded in 1349 and made the Kingdom its tributary. Consequently the city… Read morePhoto Highlights – Sukhothai Historical Park

Yangon Photo Gallery

Downtown - Yangon Photo Gallery

Yangon Photo Gallery This Yangon Photo Gallery features photos taken when I visited the Burmese city in April 2016. The city was capital of Myanmar up until 2006. It’s former British Colonial name is ‘Rangoon’  There are loads of old colonial buildings here which make it a really interesting city to explore. It has over 7 million inhabitants and contains some really important Buddhist sites. Principal amongst these is the… Read moreYangon Photo Gallery

People Of Myanmar

People Of Myanmar - a Karenni Tribe gathering

People Of Myanmar – A Photo Essay The people of Myanmar are a diverse collection of different ethnic groups. Check out this wikipedia page to get an idea of the ethnic groupings in the country. They are very friendly people and when I visited in 2016 I was blown away by how welcoming they were. So many people in the country wanted to engage with visitors like myself! The country has only… Read morePeople Of Myanmar

Melaka Street Art

Melaka Street Art Bull

Melaka in Malaysia (also known as Malacca) is a vibrant, colourful town full of history and culture. It is also home to some wonderful street art, particularly along the riverside and it’s back streets. These are some of my favourite images from the city, the photos were taken in 2016. Click any image below to open the gallery  

Melaka – Malaysia 2016

Melaka (aka Malacca) is another of the British Straits Settlements. It has a long colonial history, having been conquered by the Portuguese then the Dutch and then the British. It was also occupied by the Japanese in the 2nd World War.  Nowadays it is a popular tourist spot, both for domestic and international travelers. It’s interesting for its history, street art, scenic river and cafe’s. I headed there after my… Read moreMelaka – Malaysia 2016

George Town – Penang – Malaysia 2016

George Town is the main city on the island of Penang, near Malaysia’s border with Thailand. I was one of the British colonial Straits Settlements along with Malacca (Melaka) and Singapore.  It’s interesting for both its colonial history and its modern day street art scene. I arrived in Penang on my birthday but as readers of my blog will know I was sick in Malaysia (and have now had to come… Read moreGeorge Town – Penang – Malaysia 2016