Angkor Wat – Siem Reap, Cambodia
I’m off again: it’s been far too long since I ‘headed out‘ and this time I’m travelling to Cambodia. Friends will know that ‘wanderlust‘ is in the Magwitch family blood – my ancestors, dating back to the 18th century, were all itinerant performers and I’ve been carted off around the world since early childhood. My last major trip was across Turkey, Syria and Jordan – a wonderful month and a half spent amongst some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met: particularly in Syria which I just adored – terrible food mind, despite being a neighbour to Lebanon whose cuisine is heaven. Sadly all my photos from that trip are on slide film and I still haven’t got around to converting them to digital.
Usually these adventures are just me, my camera and an itinerary that I make up as I go along, but this time it’s a little different. I met up with Lesley from Gecko Travel at the Daily Telegraph Adventure Show back in January and I’m booked on an organised trip which will also combine a photographic course under the guidance of renown freelance photographer Nathan Horton. Hopefully I’ll come back with a half-decent snap or two. I’ve got my Canon EOS 350 plus lenses and my PowerShot A20 already to go plus the most important thing you can ever take with you when travelling – a smile (never underestimate the power of a smile to a stranger).
Fingers crossed we’re not going to encounter any arrogant Brits along the way – unfortunately the most hideous people I’ve ever met when travelling are ignorant, load mouthed Brits who won’t attempt the language, the food or the culture and are generally obnoxious to everyone.
There’ll be no blogging for a few weeks. I hope to set up a small web-site with the photos (assuming there’s anything decent) upon my return.
Until next time….