Thangu, lying at 4114m in the far north of Sikkim, is the last inhabited village before the mountains of the […]
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Feeling less than inspired by the guidebook description of Kalimpong as ‘grubby’, with ‘a recent history of neglect, decaying infrastructure […]
They make it look zo easy!
It was starting to feel pretty eerie as we rounded hairpin after hairpin climbing the dirt road up the mountainside […]
Among the Hmong in Meo Vac
It’s a funny and rather confusing mixture of contradictions in Meo Vac in Ha Giang Province, N.E Vietnam. The landscape […]
Chasing Paul’s light and finding noodles in Dong Van
You don’t ‘happen’ to come across Dong Van in N.E.Vietnam, you decide to go there and then go to considerable […]
Funnily enough. . . can’t say I do!
So as not to offend Theng, I mooched around for a bit, and seeing that he’d found a pretty young lady to flirt with, (hmm – so is that why we came here . . .?) I wandered off and poked my nose into the doorway of a building round the back of the Wat. Sitting inside was an elderly monk smoking a pipe. Being more interested in living beings than statues, I asked if I could go inside.
Bit more exciting than a bowl of cornflakes!
It seemed an unlikely place to be going for breakfast, as Cho lead us into a little low building with […]
On the trail of the little black dot.
Pinned to the wall of a home stay I’d been at last year in N.W.Thailand, was a torn handwritten map on a scrap of paper marking out where some of the local settlements were. It was a bit like Christopher Robin’s map of Hundred Acre Wood, and on it were little black dots on wiggly lines indicating where the various ethnic minority people lived.