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 in 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 interested in travel and enjoyed reading about far-off places, distant times, as well as the events of today. 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, film, and football, the global game. My aim with this website is to educate, inform, entertain, and inspire the reader.


There is no destination, the journey is everything.


The writer in Mondulkiri, Cambodia