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
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 […]Read More Breakfast Epiphanies
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 […]Read More Morality Mosaics
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 […]Read More What ? The Last Wat !
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 ? […]Read More A Buddhist Zodiac ?
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 […]Read More A cat can stare at a King
Hi faithful reader, we have passed on from gorgeous, idyllic Luang Prabang, sashayed through incredible Vientiane, paused briefly wondering at it-really-does grow-on-you Bangkok and are now pinching ourselves at actually, really truly being in one of the centres of the universe, God’s navel, Buddha’s belly button, Kali Central, Kolkata, the most vibrant, exotic and exciting […]Read More Wats ? Yeah Lots. Butterflies and Babes ? You bet ! Hellfire and Micky Mouse ? But of course. Our last 2 weeks in SE Asia.
This Lao Government sign near our hotel got us thinking. Would they consider two for the price of one ? Amazingly, they even appear to offer a service to those undergoing gender transition. More strength to them.Read More A Singular Offering in Luang Prabang
A much loved Civet has gone missing ! Please check your gardens, your sheds and under your beds. $100 reward has been offered, that’s a bucket load of Kip ! (860,000 to be precise). So we searched, not for the money you understand but for the small child crying themselves to sleep at night without […]Read More Have You Seen This Civet ?