To Asia With Love

Latest news on the To Asia With Love guidebook series from ThingsAsian Press

To Cambodia With Love volume editor Andy Brouwer has been having a great time with the guidebook’s recent publication. I wish I could have joined him for the launch party at Monument Books in Phnom Penh, but at least I get to cheer on his success as the reviews come in … this one is from the Phnom Penh Post, which declares: “Ditch the run-of-the-mill guidebooks and discover the majestic mountains, offbeat adventures and delicious flavours that define the Kingdom in the new book, To Cambodia With Love.”

To read sample essays from To Cambodia With Love, go to the book’s web page at Among the topics contributors have written about are riding the country’s old trains, visiting a haunted Pepsi factory, getting to know Cambodia through its comic books, picnicking at dusk at Angkor Wat and donating a fire truck to a local charity. Each essay is personal and in-the-know, embracing the To Asia With Love series philosophy.

I was extremely pleased to receive a link to Kent Davis’s review of To Cambodia With Love. Kent calls it “the newest in a brilliant series of travel guides.” Wow! How flattering. Along with his kind words of praise, he has included a table of contents and list and description of all contributors. For more information [...]

For those of you in Cambodia, head to Monument Books in Phnom Penh on January 13 at 6pm for the book launch party for To Cambodia With Love. Editor Andy Brouwer will be there along with a few of the writers. Wish I could be there, too! For store details, click here to go the [...]

The first review of To Cambodia With Love is in. Expat Advisory Services calls the book “a fabulous read.” You can read a few essays from the book at the To Cambodia With Love page at Among the selections are pieces about the art of Khmer comics, an abandoned Pepsi factory, donating a fire [...]

To Cambodia With Love editor Andy Brouwer just posted this essay that I wrote for the book about Kratie. Located right on the Mekong River, Kratie is a sweet little town — my favorite place so far in Cambodia. The pace is slow, and the surrounding area is perfect for long, leisurely bike rides. Three days [...]

Celeste Heiter — friend, colleague and editor of To Japan With Love — has made a terrific instructional video for my clay pot fish recipe from Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam. The video is featured on her blog, Chopstick Cinema. The directions are clear and easy to follow, and she makes the recipe accessible for American kitchens. [...]

Turns out To Cambodia With Love has hit American shores, along with To North India With Love. Very exciting! This brings the To Asia With Love series tally up to five: Vietnam, Myanmar, Japan, Cambodia, and North India. I’ve just posted excerpts from the Cambodia and North India books at Enjoy! And remember … [...]

With To Cambodia With Love at the printer, it’s time to start spreading the word. I’ve just posted 11 excerpts from the book at, including my own essay about bicycling in Kratie. Editor Andy Brouwer and I burned the midnight oil on this book, and we’re thrilled with the result. If you’re heading to [...]

I just read this article by To Asia With Love contributor (Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand) Adam Bray. Saigon is no longer the off-kilter city it was when I moved there in 1995 … with nightlife highlights being the Apocalypse Now and Q Bar. Long gone are the days of the fun and funky hotspots. Seems like Saigon [...]

Dawn DelVecchio, contributor to the upcoming To Thailand With Love, has started her own website: Asian Food and Travel. Along with her own articles, photographs, and recipes, she will publish food essays from the To Asia With Love guidebook series. Many thanks to Dawn for welcoming us to her website.