Being a glutton for punishment, in 2008 I embarked on another stint working in a remote corner of the planet.
My first attempt at writing my name in Khmer script
I was a Trainer and Project Manager in the Health Sector in one of the most remote towns in the Kingdom. After a month in Phnom Penh learning to speak and write Khmer, I moved to Ban Lung, the provincial capital of Ratanakiri.
Keeping up tradition I tried to make my experiences into an interesting blog, but with such a dull life it was a hard ask!
Angkor, Siem Reap
My photo gallery has some pictures of Phnom Penh and Ratanakiri and older Cambodia travel photos ('97-'08).
There is more about my former home from home in Wikipedia Articles on Cambodia and Ratanakiri Province, an internet project page about Ratanakiri and my Ratanakiri Travel Info blog.
Here is a map of Cambodia and my hobby for quiet nights, a map of Ban Lung, Ratanakiri, Town and Around.
Here are sites about Health Unlimited, now 'Health Poverty Action', and the Indigenous Peoples' Health Action organisation we were creating.
Be amazed by this English - Khmer Dictionary.
Be horrified by this Crazy Irishman's blog.
The pictures of a statue that you see on my site are of Avolekitsevara at the Angkor complex near Siem Reap in northern Cambodia - one of my 'seven wonders of the world'.
"There are lots of bankrupt states and plenty of kleptocracies, there are a few failed states; and there is Cambodia." [John Burdett, 'Bangkok Haunts']