My friend Walter Mason’s new book, Destination Cambodia is due to be on the shelves in September! I can’t wait to read it. I’ve long wanted to explore Cambodia, and now will be able to do so vicariously via Walter’s new book. Thang Ngo writes in Noodlies “Destination Cambodia takes us on a joyful and constantly fascinating literary journey in which Cambodia is vibrant and its people excited about the future while never denying their haunted past. This book isn’t a history lesson about the troubled past of this beautiful, yet mysterious country, though you do see it’s impact on the people throughout this travelogue. Nor is it a Lonely Planet guide – it’s not intended to be another ‘how to’.”
Walter’s previous book, Destination Saigon was named one of the ten best travel books of 2010 by the Sydney Morning Herald. I found it un-put-downable, and hilariously funny. There are only a few books that have ever made me laugh out loud, but that one certainly did.
For more info about the book and videos of some of Walter’s Cambodian food experiences, tempting or otherwise, see: http://www.noodlies.com/2013/08/destination-cambodia-by-walter-mason/.