About the Book
This book covers this wild ride from 1987 to 1993, first with frequent visits to Hong Kong; magic days in Japan; Saigon without cars or motorcycles; Beijing before the Olympics; Shanghai before skyscrapers; Vientiane with gravel streets; Angkor under the Khmer Rouge threat; Phnom Penh, a wrecked city; Bali before Chinese tourists; and Bangkok before the Skytrain.
History teaching was my job but also my passion. There is no better way of learning history than traveling to the site where it happened. As a teacher at a Bangkok international school for 20 years I was very fortunate to be so close to some of history's great sites, and even more fortunate that the wonderful students were keen to take history trips and make them so enjoyable. Since retirement I have had the great privilege of researching and writing family history and meeting some amazing people who are a part of my wider family.