Rudyard Kipling once wrote: “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” Amen, brother. It’s not just smell either, in my opinion. Sensory impressions play such a powerful role in getting to know a new place. … Read More
Anna’s EP, ‘Song of the Silver-tongued Magpie’ is out now!
Have a listen to Anna’s interview on ABC Radio National. She chats with Patricia Karvelas about making her new EP and doing community development work overseas.
The Space Between the Notes: Anna's articles on music, travel and community
Siem Reap, I’ve come to realise, is an onion town (or a cake town, depending on whether you prefer the philosophy of the ogre or the donkey). It’s all about the layers. I’ve been there a few times over the … Read More
Kampot, home of the Giant Durian. I come from the country that boasts the Big Banana, the Big Peanut and the Big Prawn, so I feel like I’ve seen as many giant, novelty foodstuff attractions as I’ll ever need to … Read More
Bathroom Sessions: The Wait The story behind the song… April in Cambodia, and the water no longer runs cold from the tap. I take four showers a day, including one at 4am when I wake up soaked with sweat beneath … Read More
Home, as the cliché would have it, is where the heart is. But this doesn’t mean much to me because my heart is in a lot of different places. I live in Cambodia where I love my job, my family … Read More
The four-hour bus trip from Battambang to Phnom Penh takes less than seven hours, so we made pretty good time, really. I notice that, these days, I don’t think twice about the death-defying manouveres of the bus drivers as they … Read More