Monthly Archives: June 2014

Bouncing around Burma (Myanmar!)

Landing in Yangon one of my first observations is that the ladies have yellow stuff smeared over their faces. Initially I assumed this to be a Buddhist tradition of some sort, though it transpires to be sap from the Thanaka … Continue reading

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Sidling up to Singapore

Just over the Straight of Johor at the tip of the Malaysian Peninsular, is Singapore. Five million people, 2 million foreign born and the 3rd highest per capita income (though also one of the largest disparities…). Surprise surprise. Former British … Continue reading

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Inching round Indonesia – Part II

After the emotional distress of Dinky flying back to London, I taxi over to Canggu to meet up with a girl I met back in New Zealand (Tamsin). The taxi passes through a signposted ‘law abiding sector’ where cars have … Continue reading

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Inching round Indonesia – Part I

Arriving at Bali’s Denpasar airport, I’m driven through the sprawl of Kuta to my hostel. The journey was pitched at 350 rupiahs. We settle on sixty. This becomes a theme… Once arrived, a small collective of us head off surfing. … Continue reading

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New Zealand – Part III (Auckland & Around)

I’ve one evening in Auckland. My hostel room is above a karaoke bar which projects the wailings inside through a speaker outside. This wafts nicely into the dorm room, making for some fitful sleep. The longer term residents have used … Continue reading

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