First trip to the ruins at Sukhothai Historical park in Thailand

Published in: Thailand | February 4th, 2015
Buddhas on a temple in Sukhothai

How to prepare for a visit to Sukhothai Historic park in Thailand Normally I like to get out and see a town before exploring its main highlight. In Sukhothai’s case that highlight are the stunning ruins in the old part of the city which contains the historical park. Sukhothai is Thailand’s answer to Angkor Wat in Cambodia… Continue reading more »

Thai Fried Pork

Published in: Thai food | January 28th, 2015
Thai Fried Pork with rice

Fried pork in Thailand is the carnivorous answer to a good meal As a voracious carnivore I often run into a problem with Thai food. While many dishes include meat, it seems to be rather rationed in most. That shredded (pulled) pork dish might be tasty but the port is scarcely seen. I’ve found the… Continue reading more »

Central roads: Chiang Mai to Sukhothai

Published in: Thailand | January 21st, 2015
Cycle Rickshaw in Thailand

Making plans for north and central Thailand My original plan was to take a motorbike from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and tour the north of Thailand and central Thailand with it. That plan changed due to exorbitant fees the Thai bike rental places wanted to charge me in Bangkok. So I took the train. It’s… Continue reading more »

Introducing the best guidebook to Kathmandu city

Published in: Nepal | January 14th, 2015
Kathmandu city guidebook

Welcome to the evolution of travel guidebooks Last year I began publishing guidebooks to Nepal because I truly wanted to deliver something that would help people get the most out of their trip. And quite frankly, the current crop of guidebooks to Nepal are just not up to scratch. Nepal is a very different country to say… Continue reading more »

Quotes from the road: one decade on a single journey

Published in: Travel Journals | January 5th, 2015
Road to Everest from Tibetan side

Indeed, that little counter in the top right hand corner that adorns every page of this website has ticked over to a new decade. It reveals that this journey has been ongoing for over 10 years. I could have done many things today. Cracked a bottle of champagne. Released a new web design. Published a… Continue reading more »

Bangkok’s Wat Arun “Temple of the Morning Light”

Published in: Photography, Thailand | January 2nd, 2015
Wat Arun in Bangkok

A Temple for the Dawn in Bangkok Got a favourite temple in Thailand? Wat Arun could well be my favourite. It sits across the Chao Phraya river a little differently than all the other temples that line the capitals streets and waterways. I also found Wat Arun a great temple to visit in Bangkok. The story… Continue reading more »

Morning Prayers in the Ganges

Published in: India, Photography | January 1st, 2015
Man in Morning Prayers on the Ganges - India

Praying at dawn in the Ganges river Varanasi is one of those unique places on earth that shows the circle and belief in life like no other. From the cremations to the body washing, drinking and living. The Ganges is the river of life and the end of life for many. To paddle a boat… Continue reading more »