Monthly Archive: March 2010

Who's the Daddy?

Who's the Daddy?

Klaus loves his girls. Not quite as much as he loves his beer, but he loves them all the same. So he likes to keep...

The Magic of Travel

One of the great things about travelling with Z is the pleasure he takes in the different means of going from A to B. From...

Bangkok (Not Very) Dangerous

Honestly. Why take the bus when you can take the train?! Even in second class, the night train from Nong Khai to Bangkok is a...

The Best-Laid Plans…

We have hot-footed it — well, night-bused it — back from Luang Prabang to Vientiane, with a sleeper train to Bangkok ahead of us tonight,...

Ascending through rock to the start of zipwire canopy, Tad Sae waterfall, Luang Prabang, Laos

The Fear Factor

Can intensive, sweaty, pulse-pounding vertigo count towards one’s recommended 30 minutes cardio? If so, I need no more exercise for at least a week… I...

Lantern made with orange pressed flowers, Luang Prabang, Laos

Pressed Flowers

Z and I loved watching weaving in action the other day. Oh, yeah, and normally I hate tourist markets with a passion. But the paper...

Palanquins and Kings

The generational differences between me and Z never cease to amaze me. We went to the Royal Palace in Luang Prabang, Laos, yesterday, former home...

Unexpected Pleasures

Travelling with children, the best days sometimes come out of absolutely nowhere, and from the lowest expectations. And on our first day in Luang Prabang,...

The Pocket Diplomat

Whatever our struggles with formal schooling, Z’s certainly learning a lot as we travel. And he sure does choose his moments to show it. We...

Up with the Larks

So we’ve arrived in Luang Prabang, Laos, and, as ever, I’m still trying to work out whether the benefits of night buses — saves a...