Michael Batson

Travel Writer





I grew up in New Zealand, and have spent time in Australia, Britain, Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East. I've lived in or worked im many of these places, but I've always found the Mekong countries of Southeast Asia the most fascinating, especially Cambodia. Throughout my life, I’ve always been fascinated by travel and enjoyed reading about far-off places and distant times. For me, the words "to wander" and "to wonder" have always had a magical attraction. I’ve always considered myself somehwat of a nomad, and no sooner have I arrived somewhere, than I think about where to next?


At various times during my life I’ve worked as a kitchen hand, postal worker, driver, labourer, historical researcher, and mine worker. More recently, I’ve held advisory roles with government and NGOs. Somewhere in amongst all that I spent time at university where I read history and later, international relations.


I’ve always had a keen interest in world and current events, and like reading, music and film. My aim with this website is to educate, inform, and to entertain the reader.


There is no destination, the journey is everything.


The writer in Mondulkiri, Cambodia