I’m getting a little obsessive about just what might go in my pack. Funny that!
It’s desolate. It’s elevated. Life is difficult up there. Llamas thrive, cattle don’t and neither do coast dwellers.
In Bagan, famous for its 12th century temples, we discover eaters’ heaven.
It’s nearly time to leave Yangon behind, temporarily, but before we do lets get oriented.
Our luck changes and I revisit the beach of my childhood.
What better to do on All Souls Day than wander around an ancient pa site?Otatara Pa is on the outskirts of Napier, approximately 13km from the centre of town. It’s one of the largest pa in New Zealand. The site is jointly managed by the Department of Conservation […]
Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, is the friendliest and prettiest capital city in the world. It’s true I could be biased – some of my favourite people live there. (You know who you are don’t you – all of you.) Wellington is famous for its cultural life. I’ve attended […]
I and several others are partial to a drive in the country and a pub lunch. Last Sunday spring was in the air. (That didn’t last. It’s 7C, the wind even sounds cold, and I’m told the snow is low on the surrounding hills – I’m not going […]
Last weekend, for the first time in nearly two years, our children were all together in our old family home. They are city dwellers. Currently, that means living in Wellington and Bangkok – although change is afoot, one way or another. So, what better to do than get […]
Or Jill Goes Political A month or so ago, after we left Wimbledon Tavern, we set off in search of a beach and an ice-cream. The sun still had the power to burn and I was clinging to summer like paua to rock. But the wind was from […]