Cambodia is no country for old men

That Cambodia is no country for old men has a double take. The first is dark but necessary. Not even Anton Chigurh, the hired assassin imagined by Cormac…


Pack your reading partners

Travelling around the world is best accompanied with a reading partner. I’m talking about books, of course. And this is a backpacker’s dilemma. They don’t fit…


Postcards from Vietnam – I love the smell of napalm in the morning

Landing in Hanoi was like landing in a fantasy shaped by the explosions in Apocalypse Now and the positive feedback of fellow travellers. My idea of Vietnam…


India photo essay: an aftertaste of conformity

We weren’t ready. A few minutes after leaving the airport, at the first red light, the taxi driver shouted at us, worried, and told us to roll up the windows.…


The power of spontaneity

The bus from Ho Chi Minh took around 6 hours, seems to have come straight out of the seventies and doesn’t have air conditioning. Once I got to the…


Koh Rong, opposing views on paradise lost

A few years ago there was no electricity. And when electricity arrived, it could only be used a few certain hours per day. Now there’s wifi, a couple of fast…