food

Remains of dumplings

Exploring (But Mostly Just Eating) Taipei

I’d had no plans to go to Taiwan. It’s not like I had anything against the country. It’s just that,...

Negombo sunset

A Budget Traveller’s Guide to Sri Lanka

Travelling to Sri Lanka on a budget? This 6000+ word guide covers everything you need to know.

Tuna sandwich

That Time I Ate Portland

Sometimes I return to a city for the weather. Sometimes I return to a city for the culture. Sometimes I...

Snails and beer in Saigon

Snails, seafood and soup in Saigon

I love Saigon. I also love street food. Match made in heaven?  You bet. Perhaps even more than the rest...

Longtail on the beach, Koh Nok

The 11 Things I Will Miss Most About Thailand

I can’t believe it’s over. 175 days after I flew to Thailand last year, I’m finally leaving. All going well,...

Chiang Mai gate night market

A slice of life in Chiang Mai

“Sawadee ka … pad krapow gai kai dow?” It takes me a second to decode the stream of rapidfire Thai...

Sheep at Chiang Rai night market

The Friday Photo #32 – Now that’s one funky sheep

When a large group of us hired a van and headed to Chiang Rai for the weekend recently, I wasn’t...

Cooking@home school

Learning to cook in Chiang Mai

Those who know me well are very aware of my skills as a chef.  These skills could be kindly described...