After the Storm

The last day of our week-long stay on the South Island. We’d had perfect weather every day – but this morning awoke to heavy cloud cover and light rain. We decided not to take the Crown Road from Wanaka to Queenstown as it crosses the Crown Range and conditions can change very suddenly, leaving theContinue reading “After the Storm”

Feeding the Gods

Taoist temple on my first trip to Asia – Hong Kong. Hard to imagine that we were a bit nervous, language, culture, what if we couldn’t cope? We needed a ‘safe’ place to start… Hell – that was my husband, not me… I had plans to do a lot of travel in Asia and IContinue reading “Feeding the Gods”

Paris in the storm

I do not like Paris. There. I said it. It’s out there… I can sit back now and wait for everyone that’s been there that just LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED Paris to tell me how wrong I am to not like Paris. How I must have done this wrong. Or that wrong. Or I don’t understand this orContinue reading “Paris in the storm”

Graverobbing

I find myself there, digging away, like a thief in the night, studying the names and the dates and families. Who lived long, who perished at sea, what pauper drowned and was buried with a beloved son? Whose child was snatched away 2 years 3 months and 4 days from her birth? It’s all thereContinue reading “Graverobbing”

Traditional business

This is just a small segment of an incredibly detailed porcelain sculpture embedded in the wall outside a Chinese clan business society in Kuala Lumpur. The attention to detail and the intensity of the colours are superb. And it says something about their culture that this has been here for decades at least without beingContinue reading “Traditional business”

Goa Virgin

We spent a day in Marmagao, on the west coast of India, in the state of Goa. It was just a taste – figuratively and literally. Bobby and I had one of the best seafood meals of our lives at a beach cafe, served to us by the proprietor, John, who had been educated inContinue reading “Goa Virgin”

Medan Rickshaw 2011

Such a shame we couldn’t really connect in Medan – it has really stuck with me. A few very mysterious things about it. For instance – I just noticed there is a foot under the left wheel of this rickshaw. But no body showing up behind it. It was parked out back behind our hotelContinue reading “Medan Rickshaw 2011”