A Couple Of Snakebites And The Red Cross!

We had contemplated staying on an extra night at our little guest house on the Thai side of the mighty Mekong but that was before we realised we were living next to 'Miss Ebola 2015'. A young Swiss couple with their young child were in number 11 - we were in number 10 - with…

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…