Doctor Beatocello

If you are interested in Cambodia then you definitely need to know about this guy, whose real name is Dr Beat Richner.  He is a Swiss paediatrician who first travelled to Cambodia as a young graduate in 1974 with the Red Cross.  He left when the Khmer Rouge seized power in 1975.  In 1991 he … More Doctor Beatocello

Being Barang

When Minnie picked me up at Dili Airport in October 2012 and drove me to their home near the centre of the East Timorese capital I was agape the whole way, at the sights of overcrowded vehicles, casual road rules, animals in traffic, etc.  I kept pointing things out to her in case she hadn’t … More Being Barang