“Quarantined”- an appropriately themed video in these strange days we are living in. Filmed and edited in early 2014- it was shot on location on nearby Matiu/Somes Island in Wellington Harbour- which was used as a quarantine facility for well over a century. “Its use as a quarantine facility began with the arrival of The […]
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Sleeping (or Sleeper) buses are a popular and inexpensive long haul overnight transport option while travelling in Vietnam, for visitors and locals alike. Contrary to many others people- I found them comfortable, efficient, clean and reliable. One caveat- they drive really slow in Vietnam so don’t expect to get anywhere fast, unless your on a […]
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Exploring the abandoned “Ho Thuy Tien” water park (by bicycle) near Hue city (Vietnam) recently.
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Off the tracks on the semi-legal “Bamboo Railway” near Battambang, Cambodia.
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Wellington, New Zealand, 14th November 2016: A drive-by shoot in Wellington CBD, not long after the 7.5 magnitude Earthquake that shook New Zealand awake just after midnight.
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The former Magdalene Asylum “Marycrest” on the Kapiti coast near Wellington from a few years ago. It is now finally under new ownership. New videos/photos hopefully forthcoming. More information here.
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Bokor, Cambodia, October 2015: Exploring the ruin of the French colonial era Bokor Casino Hotel in Cambodia. The Casino was fought over by the invading/liberating Vietnamese forces and the murderous Khmer Rouge from 1979 onward. Due to it’s strategic place and size on Bokor plateau it was invaluable to either side to gain an advantage over […]
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Bokor Hill Station, Cambodia, October 2015: This former French colonial era church (circa 1920) has been abandoned since the Khmer Rouge took over the country in 1975 and began their systematic slaughter. During the Vietnamese invasion of the late 1970’s it was used as a base (like the nearby Bokor Casino) by both sides in the fight […]
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Kampot, Cambodia, Oct 2015: Remember the infamous scene in Apocalypse Now when the Air Calvary play “Ride of the Valkyries” over helicopter mounted loud speakers during their assault on a Vietnamese village? Well this is my less explosive, amateur reference to it… Every evening this fishing fleet heads down the Prek Thom river, through Kampot city […]
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