Where to have a beer in Asia

Looking at the glutton of travel information available in magazines, blogs and via travel operators, making a list of favourite things is fairly common place. Personally, I have written articles and posts about many different aspects. I’ve talked about trains, I’ve talked about food. Hell, I’ve even talked about diarrhoea. But I have never drawn up a list. … Continue reading Where to have a beer in Asia

Not Another Selfie

“Selfie- A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam. Often shared via social media.”                                                                            The Oxford Dictionary. I visited Kanchanaburi in Thailand this year, home of the bridge over the River Kwai. This bridge was made famous by the 1958 movie of the same name, based on the hardships … Continue reading Not Another Selfie

Ruling the Road

Travelling on foreign roads has its quirks that make for interesting experiences. Whether it’s because you are on the ‘wrong side’ of the road, on a scooter or because the rules are a bit different, travelling down the highway overseas is never a straight forward event. The application of road rules is what scares people. … Continue reading Ruling the Road

Sugar and Spice and All Things…Bloody Hot!

Spicy food has been a cornerstone of Asian cuisine for centuries. Chilli flakes, oils and powders are regularly found in condiment baskets on restaurant tables, ready to enhance already flammable curries for the ‘diner’s enjoyment’. Most wait staff will even ask you how spicy you would like the meal to be. This peace offering can … Continue reading Sugar and Spice and All Things…Bloody Hot!