A Singapore Sling

Crikey! I have just stepped onto the KTM Intercity overnight steam train from KL Sentral station to Singapore. I’ve just lugged my enormous 20kg travel bag about 13 carriages down to J1 in 32 degree heat, and dripping with sweat. My feet are killing me from my expedition to the mosque,...

Lost in Hanoi

It’s a 32 degree, humid evening in Hanoi. We have just walked out of our hotel in the Old Quarter, for a casual stroll down to Vincom City shopping mall. We’re on a mission to locate an iPod charger, and pre-book our tickets to the water puppets and the circus. All we have is a...

A Life Less Ordinary

How do I explain how Sri Lanka is alive in a way that Australia is not? Perhaps it’s just the crowding, the heat, the chaos. Whatever it is, there is life everywhere, the streets are packed and busy, there is culture all around you, all the time. Cobblers on the pavement, fixing shoes,...