And it shone from the face of a man a long way from home.
Here you'll find my thoughts about life, travel, books and, because I love a laugh, the occasional spoof. All this from the perspective of a small town, on an island, in a country that's too close to the Antarctic for comfort.
Nau Mai, Haere mai. Come on in!
Why, you might wonder, were we standing on the side of the road, in the country-side, at night?
“The beauty of travel, as of love or terror, is that it regularly turns all your ideas on your head and reminds you that you really know nothing at all.” Pico Iyer
How strange were the ways of the Castilians—just by saying something was so, they believed that it was.
Out and about in Bagan: If three can fit on a motorbike then two can go anywhere, right?
Marco Polo was impressed and eight hundred years later I can see why.
Celebrate, commemorate, remember.
In Bagan, famous for its 12th century temples, we discover eaters’ heaven.
“They, the conquistadors, collided with an Inca empire ten million strong, smashing into it like a giant meteor.” Kim MacQuarrie.
What is truer than truth?
Answer: the story.