Uma and Us

We had just finished our spicy Goan fish curry and were sipping a particularly inoffensive post prandial Sula Sauv Blanc when…a statuesque blonde came into the Dropadi restaurant. We attempted nonchalance but it’s not everyday that a sparkling-eyed celebrity sits next to you and starts chatting. For the sake of remaining incognito we respected that […]

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The Stairs of Death

One of the many delightful inevitabilities of aging are the nocturnal peregrinations. On this trip my bladder has been in a constant state of horrified disbelief. Our hotel in Bangkok is groovy and retro in a street lined with hidden cafés and hip bars. A thin building, with a normal staircase that gently winds to […]

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Pad Thai-riffic

You look out for the long winding queue… (the restaurants next door have few diners and, inevitably, long faced restauranters who no doubt dream of slipping arsenic into the bubbling vats or releasing rats and cockroaches into the kitchen) but you can’t miss Thipsamai – and as you can see from the photo above very […]

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Koh Rong: A Beachy Idyll

Koh Rong ! Don’t walk here, run ! The Chinese already have their sights set on it. The Russians are Coming and Angelina’s already stopped by. We hear the complaint all over SE Asia …”this place used to be so unspoilt”…so we give Koh Rong say 5 years. But at the moment it’s Goldilocks right. […]

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