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The Locust Trail

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | Views [271]

With Christmas 2006 steadily approaching, the chanting began. It started as a whisper, far-off and barely audible. “You better watch out, you better not cry,” angelic voices decreed from afar. Sitting poolside we strained our ears to hear the divine ... Read more >

Poor Lovina

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | Views [301]

The immediate impression you get as you enter Banjar Hot Springs is its otherworldliness. Such is the effect of its delicate combination of heat and surrounding kaleidoscopic swirl of flowers in bloom that it propels you from a pool in northern Bali ... Read more >

An Aquatic Learning Curve

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | Views [262]

An unusually grey dawn smothered Ko Chang as we wiped the sleep from our eyes. In a fit of enthusiastic pique we had volunteered our services for the day’s fishing expedition and now found ourselves aboard a small red boat alongside the captain and ... Read more >

The Ruined Temple

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | Views [323]

April in southern Laos isn't the balmiest time of year. The mid-morning heat haze highlights the verdant green and brown swathes of the region's attendant hills as the mighty Mekong gurgles contentedly in the background while overhead the sun beats ... Read more >

Midnight Bus To Nowhere

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | Views [255]

I had been bouncing on my toes for nearly an hour at Parapat Bus Terminal trying to regain some feeling in my extremities and was increasingly concerned that a deserted bus station wasn’t the ideal place to start my voyage down the Trans-Sumatran ... Read more >

A Snippet of Conversation

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [292]

I was sure that the Silk Spider was watching me, waiting for me to make one fatal mistake before trapping me in its web. It had remained stationary since my arrival 10 days earlier on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia’s notorious drink-diving island, and ... Read more >

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