A year on the road exposed us to many delicious dishes in Asia. My own delicious dish, Kristen, has somehow miraculously managed to stay slim and gorgeous while I have taken on a barrel like shape and are preparing myself for several bouts of serious dieting once we get back to Sydney, Here are some […]Read More Food Glorious Food
Always edumacational we present the story of the Luwak, the coffee bean ingesting, fermenting and ultimately expelling furry critter of Indonesia. “After eat he’s boom” ! The Coffee was actually pretty darn good, rich, round and delicious despite the drama of its journey. The Luwak (or Paradoxus) itself, has a pretty intense look about it, […]Read More The Luwak is a very smart enema, evidently.
It was raining. Tropically. End of the world style. Hmmm, what’s this ? A nice bourgeois looking bolt hole, suitable for a dilapidated hippie to seek peace and shelter therein from the stormy wall of water…. Or so I thought ! Alchemy, a Vegan establishment ! I glanced about at my fellow diners. It was […]Read More Billy goes Vegan (momentarily)
They had a lot to smile about. Their pizza and apple pie were first rate, top notch and just like Mama used to bake. Crunchy thin crusts, fresh toppings, olive oil, caramely honey sweet chunky apple pie in flaky pastry, all within a hundred yards of a burning ghat. After meeting these magnificent pie-men I […]Read More The Smiling Pie-Men of Benares meet the simple Sigh-Man of Sydney.
Toot toot ! Alllll Aboard ! I was very almost bodily carried from the ticket counter to the waiting room and from thence onto the train by these lovely Indonesians. What fine, kind people they are. I’m sorry this is such a crummy shot but it took me by surprise when all the porters at […]Read More The Java Express
Peace and love reigned on the ocean wave. Gorgeous folk posed. Exotic food abounded. Weird art was draped in the stairwells between decks, including this beguiling Javanese nose horn player. Boys and girls looked thoughtfully on. Tigers and peacocks also….what the….tigers and peacocks ? What could possibly go wrong there ? The whole animal Kingdom […]Read More The Love Boat
Well, not so much a coffee shop as a collection of crisps, biscuits, chocolates and sweets laid out on a tarp and/or pinned to a crumbling wall. The barista pours the powder into a plastic cup, tops it up with hot water from her pink thermos and voila ! Ye Gods above but Indonesian coffee […]Read More The coffee shop at the Pelni Boat Terminal Bataam
Singapore is a great work of art, once a swamp but now a glittering paradisical homage to progress and tradition, a buzzing blend of cultures.Read More Singapore Farewell
Back in Singapore after almost a year’s staggering about in the near, and distant, north. All of Asia is beautiful, the people extraordinarily enchanting, decent, kind, civilised and friendly. But Singapore is something special. We all remember reading about powerful city states in ancient times, Athens, Thebes etc. Singapore is the spiritual descendant of these, […]Read More Singapore ? We adore !