Walter Mason is a travel writer and speaker with a special interest in Southeast Asia. A former bookseller, he has several blogs, and is a popular figure on the speaking circuit. Walter’s distinctive voice, his upfront knowledge of Cambodia and wicked sense of humour meet in his newest book, Destination Cambodia, a series of vignettes in celebration of a remarkable and resilient nation, which has become a great travel destination. His previous book, Destination Saigon, was born of Walter’s love for the country and the people of Vietnam, from the bustling cities to out-of-the-way villages. Fluent in Vietnamese, Walter studied the language at the Ho Chi Minh Social Sciences University and has spent part of every year in Viet Nam for over two decades. Walter presents lecture series on Southeast Asian topics at WEA Sydney.