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The daily commute

  I have lately been experiencing the vagaries of the long distance public transport commute. At first I imagined that travelling for...

The joys and tribulations of the driving commute

Every Sunday morning we get up and get ready to head down south where I work two days a week. It’s...

Ventiane – it’s grandeur is slipping

  “Like many French colonial cities, Vientiane is characterised by broad, often leafy boulevards, a riverside promenade, creaking colonial mansions painted in sun-bleached...

Fine (Thai) dining in Bangkok

High-end dining in foreign countries can be tricky.  Reading reviews is of no help – there’s always an equal balance between...

Eating our way around Bangkok

Our visit to Bangkok was primarily to eat:  at street stalls, markets and high-end restaurants.  One of the joys of being...

Bangkok traffic - an exercise in patience

Enduring a long slow taxi ride when you arrive in a foreign country can be frustrating, especially when it's made longer...