High Tea And Strawberry Jam!

Andrew and I left the steamy plains of Ipoh for cooler climes. Another creaking bus, another winding road, another sick bag and we made our way to Malaysias' highest peaks, 'The Cameron Highlands'. We had no idea what to expect, but it certainly wasn't this. On route, I cast my eye over mile after mile…

Trains And Boats And Planes.

And so we come back to Thailand and she greets us much like an 'Ex' with whom one is still on speaking terms - just. Not with open arms, but her fists are certainly unclenched. We have only one night in this  Issan city of Ubon Ratchathani. The familiarity of the food and the attitude…

Ketchupgate!

We arrived at Luang Prabangs' bijou airport more than prepared,  thanks to a substantial supply of 'Beerlao', to test Lao Airs' dodgy safety record. Additionally, we came armed with our own supply of elastic bands should the aircraft need any extra assistance getting airborne! Andrew steadied himself with a last minute packet of cigarettes in the…

A Midnight Luang Pra- BANG!

I awoke  to screaming! It was the middle of the night and Andrew blithely continued to snore alongside - like a decrepit tugboat. Another shriek and then, 'Help, Help.' I sat up and started to consider being a hero. It  was then I heard more voices below, a man and a woman. 'Are you OK?'…

The Last Midnight!

Having not even found our 'bus-legs' we entered the cinema in Northern Thailand with surprise, dizziness and a little trepidation. After all, we were going 'Into The Woods.' We went first class - just like the film. Cocktails and popcorn included!Non-alcoholic of course, that is until someone spirited a little illicit '7/11' vodka into the…

White Knuckle Shuffling!

Well, after a cab ride that made Lewis Hamilton look slow, weaving and speeding causing skid-marks everywhere - even on the road - we got to our plane. A smart 'AirAsia' jet emblazoned with the slogan 'Everybody Can Fly' - they were correct, at least this time. There were a few bumps which caused some…