A surreal night spent watching men hack molten sulphur out of a volcano by hand.
A “State of Play” on Karimunjawa tourism, as at September 2013 – sleeping and eating.
There’s a holy trinity of activities on Karimunjawa – lazing on the beach, diving/snorkelling tours or exploring the island(s) by scooter.
An intentionally DULL “practicalities” post for a Jogjakarta–Semarang–Jepara–Karimunjawa journey, as at September 2013.
An amusing portait of a reluctant traveller in a strange land, and a moving portrait of a life and a marriage facing challenges never expected
We’re 300 years in the future, and a tiny patch of Northern Australia has become the world’s hottest real estate market. Or to be more precise, a tiny patch of Northern Australia – Darwin – has become the entire world…
Brendan Shanahan’s compelling Travel Noir collection showcases an engaging writer happy to leave the rose-tinted glasses behind
An episodic novel deserves an episodic review. Part one…
A neat, episodic debut novel from Tina Seskis – is running away ever the answer?
Politically aware and unafraid to run towards complexity, “The Massive: Black Pacific” is thoughtful and idea-rich.
Mumbai, a week in Kerala, then a thousand-plus kilometres East to a forgotten corner of the old British empire – the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Tweet North, then South – two-weeks in the Land of Smiles. Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Tha Ton – Chiang Rai – Koh Tao – Bangkok
A diving trip to Malapascua Island, then over to Palawan once more for a 5 day boat trip from El Nido to Coron. Mabuhay!
A mad 25-day loop around the best Islands in Indonesia and the Philippines. Bali – Flores – Lombok – Gili Meno – Palawan.
A sadly too-short 18 day first visit to Thailand to complete my PADI Open Water certification on a liveaboard crusing the Similan Islands in the Andaman sea.
My first trip to SE Asia. KL – Melaka – Singapore – Kota Kinabalu – Mount Kinabalu – Mabul
Brilliant 31-day long trip to Nepal to wander up a couple of big hills.
3 weeks’ mountain biking in the Indian Himalaya. Over the Rohtang Pass from Manali, the Northwest up the Chenab river valley before crossing Sach Pass and ending in McLeod Ganj.
A couple of weeks in California. Cycling from San Francisco South along Pacific Coast Highway One, then returning by Amtrak for a few days in a very cool city.