North by North East

Incredibly…somehow…you’ll be shocked gentle reader but it’s true…we left Adelaide…the crucible of democracy, birthplace of the Arts, rivers of fine wine and bubbling beer brooks.  Crumbling cliffs of Golden North Honey Ice Cream, Menz Yo-Yo biscuits standing stiffly in a row, Woodroofe’s lemonade flowing from the fountains,  King George Whiting the size of blue-fin tuna […]

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Food Glorious Food

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 […]

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Billy goes Vegan (momentarily)

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 […]

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Opium, not of, but for the people

The opium trade wasn’t just about “evil” Britishers imposing their terrible and implacable will upon child like and helpless asians.  Some Indians were forced to grow opium, others made enormous profits from it. There is nothing childlike about Asian people, particularly the Chinese, or for that matter the Indians.  They are, and always have been, […]

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Leaving Bangkok Boo Hoo

Just four days but what a blast.  We’ll def be back.  The oldies (ahem, what Pete Townsend called “My Generation”), really rock it here. Is it the heat, the lemongrass, the chili, ginger and garlic ? Tom Yum for breakfast with jasmine tea ? Whatever they’re doing they’re doing it just right.  They are kind […]

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