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…

Bohemian Rhapsody (in the key of Morris Minor).

Good grief! We are now in recovery from the journey from hell. Four hours; 702 hairpin bends; vertiginous for most of the way. The engine, equivalent to that of a 'Morris Minor,' coughed and spluttered her way down the mountainside emitting so much carbon as to make all the recycling we do at home completely…

Down By The Riverside.

It isn't often that a human being achieves and is fortunate  enough to have a truly authentic moment.   Well today, with the setting, the wildlife and my beautiful travelling companion - I had one.   It was most moving - but I shall not bore you with the self- indulgent detail. Suffice to say…

‘Pai And Mash.’

What a strange confection this little town is. A real 'mash-up'  -  Aussies, Israelis , Brits, Swedes, tons of Thais, oh yes, and a number of our American cousins too.  A very large number! I have often been perplexed by the much reported fact that less than half of American citizens own passports - this morning…

‘Braking Bad!’

We've arrived in Pai - a little 'Pai -Eyed' and not so bushy tailed! The Driver; four hours of hairpin bends at break-neck speed; gear-  manouvering worthy of Mr Magoo; and the heaviest brake pedalling I have ever witnessed: In fact, he was a bit of a 'James Hunt!' At the forty- seventh bend I…

‘Adam’s Apples!’

After all the culture we've had we thought it was only correct to sample some of the less salubrious parts of town. So, with much research, we ended up in a club entitled 'Adam's Apple'! Not quite as biblical as the title suggests!   The first act consisted of a striptease artiste - only without…