Wat Si Chum & Wat Phra Luang in Sukhothai Historical Park

Published in: Thailand | February 18th, 2015
Buddha Hand with flowers at Wat Si Chum, Sukothai, Thailand

Visit the northern historic complex early in the morning for the best views If you are spending a few days in Sukhothai I suggest you visit the northern complex first at dawn. Wat Si Chum itself faces the east so it catches the light beautifully on a good morning. There’s no need to hire a… Continue reading more »

Quick Fried Prawns from Thailand

Published in: Thai food | February 11th, 2015
A plate of quick fried prawns with rice from Thailand

Fried prawns with heaps of garlic Prawns are one of Thailand’s tastiest meats. They are abundant, large and every so meaty. While many prawns are barbecued I found a second treat waiting in many a restaurant or local cafe. Quick fried prawns with minced garlic. It hit the flavor scale right at the very top of… Continue reading more »

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 »

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