In Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, I found myself trying to find one thousand brown m&m’s to fill a brandy jar or Ozzy wouldn’t go on stage that night….
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INDIA A PASSAGE THROUGH INDIA (AND OUT AGAIN) In this blog post I visit arguably the world’s most beautiful building, a monument to love so enrapturing Rudyard Kipling described it as “a teardrop on the face of eternity”. Before that though, Delhi became the first place I saw someone taking a shit in public. “IContinue reading
INDIA: TIGER! TIGER!
India. It’s true. All of it. I have a book at home called Death in the Silent Places. Growing up I’ve always had a morbid fascination with monsters, and tales of real life man eaters (the animal kind, not the Lindsey Lohan kind). The book describes real life horror stories of attacks on people (againContinue reading “INDIA: TIGER! TIGER!”
THE PHILIPPINES: PARADISE LOST?
From tropical beaches that lead into underground rivers to hanging coffins on the side of mountainous cliffs, The Philippines likes to do things differently.
HONG KONG: CHASING THE DRAGON
No Kung fu, no slow motion shoot outs, no Jackie Chan sliding down a skyscraper on his arse, Hong Kong is nothing like the movies. Just like Los Angeles then.
MONGOLIA: THE WRATH OF THE KHANS
Or “how to survive -31 degrees celsius in the Gobi without even trying”
RUSSIA: MURDER ON THE TRANS SIBERIAN EXPRESS
Two russians, possibly spies, try to poison me on a train, and we drive on a frozen lake in the middle of Siberia.
I co-pilot a plane straight into a Disney-Pixar movie. Amazingly no one dies. I’ve since forwarded my CV onto Ryanair.
A long forgotten plateau in the heart of South America. I’d heard whispers of living dinosaurs and prehistoric beasts. The author of Sherlock Holmes wouldn’t lie to us surely?
BRAZIL: ROCK IN RIO
Brazil: from top to bottom. As always the bottom part is more fun.