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How would you use 1m² to feed your family?

THAILAND | Saturday, 8 Jul 2006 | Views [7771] | Comments [2]

Would you set up a street stall and sell beads ? Fruit juice? Old coins or fake Louis Vuitton handbags from behind a curtain? Would you sell drugs, foreign currency, T-shirts, shaved ice, Pad Thai (fried noodles) or fake antiques? Would you ... Read more >

Tags: bargaining, culture, having fun, markets, on the road, people, philosophy, responsibility, work


"Softly please"

THAILAND | Wednesday, 5 Jul 2006 | Views [1533] | Comments [1]

Sitting here late at night eating juicy lychees with the monsoon rain drumming hard outside, the phrase seems apt. "Softly please" said the sign in the buddhist Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, 16km northwest of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. What is it ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Something in the air?

LAOS | Wednesday, 1 Feb 2006 | Views [1679] | Comments [4]

There has to be something in the air, the water or the food, like Koala's with Eucalyptus. How else do you explain a country that is semi-permanently asleep? The only time you see anyone striding around purposefully is perhaps at 7:30am in the morning ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, capitalism, family, laid back, on the road, travel with children, wonderful


Meandering along the Mekong

LAOS | Monday, 30 Jan 2006 | Views [1707]

Luang Prabang reminds us greatly of Nan in north-east Thailand. Some years ago we meandered along the Thai-Lao border that is the Mekong for some months, gently absorbing the various towns and villages with no particular destination in mind. The pace ... Read more >

Tags: buddhism, ceremony, culture, luang prabang, on the road, travel with children


Ripped off! (not)

VIETNAM | Saturday, 14 Jan 2006 | Views [1590]

"We paid 50,000 dong for a motorbike for a day but we got ripped off." drifted up from the back of the bus. I confess, many years ago I probably had the same attitude, but $3 for a day? That's just a cup of coffee back at home mate. I find ... Read more >

Tags: attitudes, on the road, responsibility, sharing, travellers, wealth


Palenque

MEXICO | Monday, 14 Dec 1998 | Views [1373]

We had decided to try to cross from Guatemala to Mexico at the ruins of Palenque. As we bumped along the soggy road, pools of water and mud evidence of the recent hurricane, we were presented with a salutary snapshot of rural, lowland Guatemala. Mud ... Read more >

Tags: border, crossing, on the road, palenque, river, travel tales



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