Chiang Mai.

What an enchanting city. An atmospheric eclectic  melange of Thai, Burmese, Chinese, Indians and various other expats all rubbing along (and sometimes off!) together. Oh yeah, did I mention  there's also the odd Russian?  Although I'm slightly nervous about pointing out that fact since an ominous black tuk-tuk, with tinted wing mirror, has been shadowing…

On The River Ping (Pong)!

After my hideous Russian experience, Andrew and I made our way through Chinatown to the riverbank. There I met a monk in need of spiritual guidance, and, having consumed more spirits then most, I felt I was the perfect candidate to advise. Sadly he would not listen - and insisted pink and orange robes can…

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…

Andrew and Paul discover the highlights and lowlife of South-East Asia!

To begin at the beginning ( if you'll forgive me poaching the immortal words of Dylan Thomas) - we arrived in the bible-black night of tropical Thailand just under a week ago to begin our Oriental adventure. After Christmas and New Year celebrating with our wonderful family we're now going it alone. Wish us luck…