The Shanghai Insect Market

Shanghai is a city of immense contrast and you don't have to go much farther than the Bund area to see those contrasts at their most vivid. Here the wide and powerful Hangpu River separates the old colonial part of Shanghai from it's brash new … [Read more...]

Top ten things to know about traveling in China

I was recently back in China for 3 weeks, about 1.5 years after living there for nearly two years - it really is an interesting place, full of contradictions and very much a puzzle wrapped in an enigma. In my mind it's basically a huge "parallel … [Read more...]

Papua New Guinea – Tufi Village Home Stay

Papua New Guinea is a fascinating country which unfortunately suffers from a bad reputation. I count myself fortunate to have traveled fairly extensively around the PNG, but mainly on the coasts of the many islands for scuba diving and the interior … [Read more...]

Feral Vespa Scooters – Ubud, Bali

We heard the first one before we saw it and it sounded kind of somewhere in between a chain saw and a garden whipper-snipper - my first reaction was it was that either it was some kind of joke, or maybe an Indonesian version of the Mad Max movies was … [Read more...]