Bangkok, again

This is starting to get silly. Getting stranded in Bangkok once may be regarded as a misfortune, twice and it’s starting to look like some kind of stage production. Occasionally something happens which makes you realise that in some small way we’re all connected, that there’s a thread that’s holding us all together, guiding our thoughts and our … Continue reading Bangkok, again

Tubing in Vang Vieng

Firstly you totally don’t get to call it a rainy season if it’s raining all the time. What that is is just that you live in a really damp place – you should get over it and stop spreading childish propaganda about your microclimate. Monsoon my ass – it’s always rainy and never sunny, like … Continue reading Tubing in Vang Vieng

Koh Phi Phi

If you’re passing through Cork or Derry during the day and the streets are empty when they should be full and you find yourself thinking “where are all the Irish people?” look no further because they’re all right there on Koh Phi Phi. There are Irish bars and Irish restaurants and Irish hostels and an … Continue reading Koh Phi Phi


Saigon is a city with an identity crisis. On the one hand it’s the largest, most modern city in Vietnam, a poster boy for the modern communist state and the face of the country to the world, whilst on the other it’s the historical capital, stuffed with grand French architecture and a rich, varied and fairly … Continue reading Saigon


I came back to Thailand to satisfy my desire to pick food out of my food.