Autumn has arrived with its hint of winter, and I’m dreaming of the tropics.
Where-ever you are in the world today, a joyous Christmas to you and those you love.
In which there’s more to paddling than you might first expect.
Come for a stroll along Sukhumvit Soi 81, Bangkok
Day three of five in the black and white photography challenge features three Bangkok street scenes
You’ve already heard about our venture into the malls on New Year’s Eve. We returned empty handed – almost. Asia Books had a good map of Laos – one with both Laos script and Latin letters. Our day for exploring was more successful. Fai, our guide from Chilli Paste […]
It’s difficult to imagine a city more different from my home town. There are fourteen million people in the metropolitan area – Napier has 61,000. In fact Bangkok has more than three times the population of my entire country! It’s winter in Bangkok now. Some locals are wearing […]
Oh, how I loved to poke and prod at the presents under the tree when I was little. And, oh how, when they were little, I tried to outwit my own kids’ attempts to snoop on Santa.
I’d like to see some monkeys, not in the zoo, roaming free, I told my son during my visit to Thailand in 2013. Lopburi is the place for you, he said.
Nearly all the reviews of The Narrow Road To The Deep North by Australian Richard Flanagan, this year’s Man Booker winner, have been effusive. And I can see why. I came across one that isn’t. And, again I can see why.