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In December 2011,  I escaped the British winter and went to Cambodia. I travelled Phomn Penh, Siam Reap, Sihanoukville and Sen Moran. Whilst in Siam Reap I booked into a retreat centre, to detox and slow my western self down to the slower pace of Cambodian life. I fasted for five days and participated in daily meditation, yoga, acupuncture and stillness. My final day in the Retreat I took a boat around the local floating forest. My host at the retreat prepared a delicious packed lunch full of the delicious the home cooked Cambodian food, I  had missed out on during my fasting. It was the first time I had eaten solid food in five days. I opened my picnic on the boat amongst this peaceful scenery. It just so happened the date was Christmas Eve.

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