Outback Scenes

Its mind bending, life changing, immense, immeasurable and amazingly impressive. One small suggestion though, hire a car and give it several days. 2 nights on a Greyhound Bus is not only bum breaking and soul destroying and neither is it  the quickest route to matrimonial happiness, as the last photo on this post shows, in […]

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Rudd-anoia

Can erstwhile PM and full time nerd K Rudd be following us ?  Is he in deep cover throughout SE Asia on some covert mission for the UN trying to scrape those last few votes together ? Certainly at one stage he seemed to be taking on the physical shape of Gareth-Gareth Evans, Australia’s other […]

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Thai Ads

Lovely vintage advertisements Thai style. A little Dab’ll do you. A somewhat androgenous chap.  Perhaps a cross dresser receiving necktie advice from his wife ? A saucy nurse, who may or may not have a deal going with the local dentist, appears to be advocating Pepsi-Cola, the soda of choice for decadent pinko Westerners. Beautiful […]

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The hand that shook the hand…that shook the hand, (and other brushes with fame.)

Primitive customs, memories of skin cells and metaphysical degrees of separation collide when we consider the strange case of the man that shook the hand…that shook the hand. I know dear friend, for I AM that man. But don’t reach for your guns.  Not just yet anyway. Most people collect stamps, coins, bottle tops, scalps, shrunken […]

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A Close Shave in Luang Prabang

Hair, hair everywhere.  Time for a little trim. Wandered the streets and came across a Barberbear. He was cutting this chap’s hair when we went past, and was still at it when we returned some time later.  ” Hello “. I thought, “this is a meticulous fellow”. Little did I know just how meticulous. We […]

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Laotian Loonies

One of the many great delights of being abroad is the exposure it gives you to people that, on reflection, make one feel comparatively balanced and sane. These are three such encounters. Firstly some excellent post-prandial advice from the delightful Indian Laotian family (originally from Pondicherry) who run the excellent Nishi restaurant in Luang Prabang. […]

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