I’ve been silent for some time now… That’s because I’ve been preparing for an epic series of 5 talks on 10 historic port cities in Southeast Asia. The talks shall feature histories and images from my book, The Romance of the Grand Tour – 100 Years of Travel in Southeast Asia.
If you are in Singapore from 18th October to 14th November, do join me!!
Reblogged from my other blog… THE ROMANCE OF THE GRAND TOUR (www.romanceofthegrandtour.com):
Tales of Asia takes the armchair time-traveller back in time to the East Indies – what we know as Southeast Asia today. Over the course of 5 talks, we visit 10 historic port cities in the region. In each city, we journey back through time to the 1500s – 1800s, and back again to the present day to hunt down traces of the past that remain in the cities today.
The talks will be visually rich – featuring archival images, maps, prints, as well as contemporary photography. We shall explore castles and forts, rivers and canals, city streets, and the often strange, hybrid architecture and cultures that evolved in these cities where the East and the West met.
The dates, times and venues for the talks are above. No registration is required. Just come and be ready for an hour of travel, wonder and nostalgia!
More details on each talk shall be posted on The Romance of the Grand Tour (www.romanceofthegrandtour.com) each week. The books shall also be sold at selected talks.
[The Romance of the Grand Tour – 100 Years of Travel in Southeast Asia is available now at all major bookstores in Singapore, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and London. Find it also at http://www.amazon.com, http://www.amazon.co.uk, http://www.waterstones.com and http://www.bookdepository.com.]