Tasty Madurai Treats

When in Madurai there are some culinary delights one has to try; Halwa and jalebi from the Nagapattanam Halwa shop still drawing the crowds 119 years later – Granted it’s an ideal location on the doorstep of the Meenakshi temple. The jalebi is a sweet fried spiral, tasting a little like baklava – but without […]

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Goan…Goan…Gone !

Goa is beautiful.  Rich, layered cultures overlapping, beaches lapping at palm fringed shores, we lazing on the beach, eating fresh fresh fish to our hearts’ content, gazing about sleepily at spectacular sunsets.

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The Secret Garden (Café)

Bangkok has its own secret Café. There’s Billy in it above with the lovely Mancunian Rhiannon and her delightful pal Olga from Yekaterinaburg. But how to get there ?  Think The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Get Smart. Go down the alley, past the barrels, stalls, garbage bins. Spot a tiny sign in front of a […]

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Cool Cats’ cafés Hanoi

Hanoi’s Hidden caffeine hits Our last loving look back at Hanoi.  Sigh.  What a Gal ! The war is over. Give Peace a chance. Everything old is new again and the young of Hanoi are creating a grungy hipster scene with a nod to the colours of Cuba, all styles of music, the furniture of […]

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