Thursday 28 November 2013

Kep - far from the madding crowd

People visit Cambodia to see the temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap...some of them venture into the capital Phnom Penh. But Kep, a small sea side resort close to the border with Vietnam, is not on many tourist maps (other than of course the residents of Cambodia). So an obvious advantage - you can enjoy the natural beauty of Kep without the crowds.

Once a popular beach town, Kep went through difficult times during the reign of the Khmer Rouge. It still bears the scars of that time - abandoned villas...and an unfinished king's palace.        


It's sweeping sidewalks though, are a reminder of it's former grandness; the benches dotting the sidewalks a great place to admire the magnificent vistas...before you head off to the local seafood joint for your fix of delicious crabs, squids...and lots more.                                                                                         

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Monday 18 November 2013

No wine, in old bottles...

                     @ a cafe....New Delhi, India 

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Friday 8 November 2013

Evening walk

This photograph also appeared on the National Geographic website, as a part of the "daily dozen" selected by National Geographic editors on a weekly basis 

                    Kochi, Kerala, India

                    Chinese fishing nets (Cheena vala) dot the coast line of the port city of Kochi - in India's southern-most state of Kerala.
                    This photograph captures the preparations for the evening catch, as the fishermen take an exploratory walk before
                    hanging the nets.

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