A study of the Portuguese natives in Lisbon
I returned recently from a trip into the heart of Portuguese country. The object of my visit was to study these "human" anomalies in their natural habitat.
A night to forget in Cambodia
I last wrote about the concept of 'mistravelling' – that is, the complete opposite type of travelling that a holier-than-thou traveller experiences.
Hung like a donkey... Mount Bromo
Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia is one of the most spectacular sites I have ever witnessed. In more ways than one. After a very early rise, at 3am no less, we headed out from the mountain village of Cemoro Lawang
Surrounded in Sa Pa, Vietnam
We arrived in Sapa in the early morning on a bus from Hanoi city in Northern Vietnam. On our arrival we were greeted by a few local Black H’mong tribeswomen who were keen to show us to our hotel. Their faces were lined by wrinkles of hardship, and their eyes possessed a glint of mischief.
"You know you want it!", sang the monk
For the best part of my life I believed, until recently, that both monkhood and Buddhism went hand in hand with wisdom and tolerance. On a recent trip to the north of Thailand, I discovered this was not necessarily the case.
Wedding crashers in the U.S
The Bloody Mary I sipped was on point. The combination of good conversation, delicious food and a cold drink—had done it again.