Stilt house on a beach in Brookes Point, Palawan, The Philippines

Published in: Philippines, Photography | December 15th, 2014
Brookes Point - The Philippines

A house on stilts at dawn in The Philippines Palawan is renown as being one of the most beautiful islands in The Philippines. People get off the plane at Puerto Princesa and head north to the tropical beach fronts like El Nido and Sabang, Me? I go the opposite was to place few visit. The… Continue reading more »

Visiting the Chiang Dao Caves in North Thailand

Published in: Thailand | December 10th, 2014
Inside Chiang Dao Caves Thailand

Caves in North Thailand Back on the seat of a motorbike it’s only about 1.40 hours or 70km North of Chiang Mai to the Chiang Dao Caves in Chiang Dao province. Yes, it’s all Chiang Dao here including the city. Personally I prefer the nickname “City of Stars” which pertains to the limestone peaks that… Continue reading more »

Wat Jetlin (Chedlin) in Chiang Mai

Published in: Thailand | November 26th, 2014
Wat Jetlin or Chedlin in Chiang Mai Thailand

My favorite Wat in Chiang Mai is Wat Jetlin There’s rarely a buddhist temple in Thailand that doesn’t have more than one name. Wat Jetlin is also known as Wat Jet Lin, Wat Chedlin and Wat Nong Chalin. I’m going to call it by the name outside the main gates: Wat Jetlin. Located on Prapokkloa Road the… Continue reading more »

Thai Food: Tom Yam Soup

Published in: Thai food | November 19th, 2014
Tom Yam Soup with Prawns from Thailand

Tom Yam or Tom Yum? Either way it’s very tasty No visit to Thailand should be marked complete without tasting some Tom yum soup. I’m not a great fan of Thai food and I’m soup lover at all. But credit where credit is due Tom Yum soup is one of the most delicious soups in… Continue reading more »

Looking for something different to do in north Thailand

Published in: Thailand, Travel Journals | November 12th, 2014
Bangkok Roads

Destination choices for the north of Thailand Between travel visas and economics I find myself once taking a stride into Thailand. It’s become quite the place to stop over. My initial thoughts were to veer south to Malaysia and perhaps take a saunter into Thailand’s southern beaches. The only angst with this is my own… Continue reading more »

Having Surgery in Asia: my experience

Published in: How to live overseas, Long-term travel, Travel Journals | November 5th, 2014
Chiang Mai Ram hospital in Thailand

The longest way to surgery in Asia Long term readers who subscribe to my newsletter might remember a few years back I wrote a very personal newsletter about experiencing colon pain and having a colonoscopy in South East Asia. It was a smorgasbord of misdiagnoses, the unknown, impending death and getting the all clear. For… Continue reading more »

Blizzard Kills Trekkers on the Annapurna Trek in Nepal: updated

Published in: Nepal | October 16th, 2014
Thorong La Pass on the Annapurna Circuit Nepal

Trekkers die on the way down from Thorong La Pass on the Annapurna Circuit The past 24 hours has had tragic news coming out of Nepal. 20 30 39 trekkers have so far been reported dead in an unexpected blizzard that hit the popular Annapurna mountain range on Tuesday. I’ve been in constant with people I know… Continue reading more »