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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Breakfast Epiphanies

Forget about Tiffany’s these are our epiphanies… When travelling included-breakfasts are a big deal. Depending on their largesse they can keep you going for the day AND the heavy duty of sightseeing and walking miles not knowing where you’re going. We have come across some exceptional ones in our travels Vientiane, Laos The transcendental rice […]

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Morality Mosaics

Yes, it’s true, we lied to you.  Here we are luxuriating in the City of Kali, having wiped the dust of SE Asia from our sandals, turning our longing gazes west along the Grand Trunk Road and then to magical Rajasthan and beyond and we gave you to believe that we had done with the […]

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What ? The Last Wat !

Darlings, we’ve Watted you up, we’ve Watted you down, we’ve Watted you all around the town.  It’s been grand and it’s been great but the time has come when fate has kicked us in the fleshy rear and booted us from there….all the way over to here. “Here” is Kolkata which is a little like […]

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A Buddhist Zodiac ?

On a wall inside an arched gateway leading to a spectacularly beautiful Wat in Vientiane stands this. “What is it” ? we asked ourselves, scratching our heads, briefly our groins, (it was hot and sweaty work this Wat crawling), and then, quite quickly and somewhat embarrassedly our heads again. Do Buddhist’s believe in Astrology ? […]

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A cat can stare at a King

So it’s true, a cat CAN stare at a King !  We’re not entirely certain if the Thai military Government, when providing the funding for these two extraordinary art works, were entirely across the democratic implications of this idiomatic proverb.  But we are fairly certain the artist was. A cat may also, it seems, stretch […]

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