Tag Archive: Dorian Geiger

Genocidal Tendencies: Fractured Cambodia & the Khmer Rouge (Part II — Escaping Pol Pot)

My Cambodian guide Run Phyros tells me about how the Khmer Rouge exterminated his entire family as we leave the Killing Fields. Nearly every middle-aged Cambodian I’ve talked to has felt the wrath… Continue reading

Genocidal Tendencies: Fractured Cambodia & the Khmer Rouge (Part I — The Killing Fields)

Thousands of craniums stare back at me with cold, petrified expressions. Spider webs dangle in eye hollow sockets. Thousands of skulls — piled as a high as a small apartment building — loom… Continue reading

Explosive Phnom Penh: Boom Boom Pow in the Jungle

The only thing I can smell is gunpowder. It flirts with my nostrils. The sun is sinking behind lush green hills somewhere in the Cambodian countryside. It’s a sticky, humid, dusty mess out… Continue reading

Bangkok Joe: Sakic’s Love of Thai Suits

Roaming the narrow, bustling passageways of Bangkok’s Khao San Road, a snapshot of a celebrated NHL hockey player’s face stared back at me. Joe Sakic, the man with the iron wrist shot, former… Continue reading

Bangkok Urban Dictionary

Here are some simple phrases I picked up during my Thai travels. I hope you like saying these words as much as I do. Chang – My favourite Thai beer. The one with… Continue reading

Khaosan Road Craziness

Palm reading fortune tellers pull you into graffiti splattered alleys to spill shocking truths about your life. Mischevious tuk tuk drivers chirp at you from every angle. Occasionally, mysterious figures engulfed by shadows… Continue reading

Skin Deep: Phi Phi’s Bamboo-zling Tattoo Industry

What happens in Thailand stays in Thailand — except permanent ink. Brennon Hittel, a Canadian backpacker from Medicine Hat, Alberta knows this all too well. Brennon spontaneously inked a full moon on his… Continue reading

Hockey on the Equator: Canada’s Game in Singapore

Skates scratch, sticks clap the ice and a puck zips past me. Players crash the net. Someone scores a goal. I’m not in Canada. This is Singapore. Yet, a hockey culture lives here.… Continue reading

Fountain of Life: Balud Batu’s Water Crisis

As water flows from a tap outside Roadiah Aling’s home, tears from her eyes do the same. These are tears of joy. Her smile is contagious. It’s the first time her tiny Malaysian… Continue reading

Sunset at Mount Faber

As my time in Singapore dwindles, I’m trying to experience as much as possible before departing for Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar, and eventually back to Canada. That means photographing everything that moves. A… Continue reading