Aug 4, 2009

And for my next trick...

Like Macarthur to the Phillipines, I have returned.

Which is a miracle in itself, when you think about it, considering some of the interesting traffic challenges I've faced in recent weeks:

I think I may have bored some of you with my holiday talk. This wasn't meant to be the case; I really wanted to document some of the places we visited and hopefully be entertaining and informing. I'm actually really proud of my piece on Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields - and am wondering if it might be worthy of a bit of extra tooling with in order to make it suitable for print. If I can find a magazine that's interested, of course.

As always, I'm happy if people would like to leave feedback on how I write and the subjects I write about, to make suggestions about style or content. The Clumsy-verse is not fixed in time and space.


  1. Go with the flow indeed...
    As long as it does not become blood flow
    Thaks an interesting insight to South East Asia
    The Ancient Man

  2. Not so, Natalie. The accounts of your trip were quite interesting-and any work on the Killing Fields is valuable. The deeds of the Khmer Rouge need to be remembered.

    I think Southeast Asia is still connected with the wars, drugs, and the sex trade too much to be considered as a 'mainstream' tourist destination.

    You did well on your writeups!

    Personally, I was hoping you'd go to Bangkok so I could trundle out the obligatory Murray Head and 'Chess' reference:

    'So you can keep your bars, your temples, your massage parlors...I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine!'

    Well done to you and thanks for the posts!

  3. I really like the holiday posts - interesting, yet informative!

  4. Always a pleasure reading your work Nat.

  5. Thanks guys, that's really kind of you all.

    By the way, YankeeDog - we did actually finish our trip in Bangkok. I've got some good photos & video (of tigers! Tigers!) - but I've been really slack since I returned and haven't gone through them all yet!

  6. I love it! Can't wait for the conference too, it's going to be great. And I'm 100% with you on the boob sweat. It's just plain unnecessary!

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