Dinner in Poland, Montenegro Restaurant

Arriving to a very cold and already very dark Warsaw mid afternoon I was tired, due to a mix of small episodes of sleep between work shifts and that exhaustion tiredness various modes of transportation in a reasonably short amount of time causes. Honestly, all I wanted to do was find my hostel and get…

Little Vietnam in Prague. Finding Pho.

My favourite dish in the entire world is Pho. First discovered when I was just nineteen and wide eyed in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Min city, after finding my way to the city’s famous Pho 2000. After that I could, and would, quite happily eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bottle of Tiger on…

20 Truths of Traveling Poor

There are several different types of travelers. To many for me to list here, but there is one type in particular; the ones who live for it. Who feel more at home in a city where they have never been before then there own home town. Who are perfectly happy to live out of a…

Ushuaia and Crossing The Drake Passage

I have finally managed to do it; after being dragged from clubs an hour before my flight, passing out in check-in lines, falling asleep at gates, being told over intercoms that the plane will leave without me if I’m not on it in 2 minutes exactly, experiencing Cairo’s  extreme lack of road rules and any…

The Bottom Of The World: The Last Continent

My online presence has been a bit scarce the past couple of months. One, because sometimes life can just get a little busy, and two, surprisingly, there is no WiFi in Antarctica. Ever since mid December I have been using all the self disciple I have to not get online and post in capital letters;…

Making Friends in the Luang Prabang Rainforest

These gentle giants (an absolutely accurate name for them) really do seem to just bring a sense of peace, of happiness, an awareness that we really all do need to slow down and enjoy life a little bit more, to any situation where one is able to be so intimate  with them. I’m not particularly…

What were you doing in 1922?

Being me can be pretty awesome sometimes, especially when I’m occasionally  given the some pretty sweet opportunities, and once in a blue moon these opportunities may include trying a really bloody good wine. Recently one of these wine related opportunities was to try a glass of a red which was bottled in 1922 – just…

Sinterklaas Feest

A few of weeks ago I had organised to go visit a friend from Holland for a few days, and she was determined to show me something other then just Amsterdam. So a couple of days before I was due to arrive I received a message announcing that she has found something super exciting for…

Soup in Chiang Rai

In the centre of Chiang Rai, Thailand, there sits a giant outdoor food court, where you can buy everything from 100 year old eggs and every deep fried insect imaginable to ‘fresh’ sushi – though I would advise against the sushi, on the basis of it’s freshness, considering as the nearest ocean is quite a…

Anyone Have A Pair Of Chopsticks?

Ever been stuck on an over night train in Egypt with two bottles of cheap, Egyptian wine and no bottle opener? Well I have, and it’s somewhat frustrating. But luckily, despite the fact that we were in North Africa, someone did have a pair of chop sticks! After a few minutes of giving the corks…

Hagelslag For Brekkie?

When you go to a new country do you ever wonder what is in the pantry of a local kitchen? What are the staples? What do they eat on a daily basis. What is their Vegemite equivalent? Well in Holland, you will find a box of ‘Hagelslag’. Despite having the best name for a food…