Monthly Archive: April 2011

asleep on bus station floor

Travels with a Ten Year Old

Today is Take Your Child To Work Day, so a bunch of lovely folk who travel with a wildly varying selection of spawn — from...

bangkok dreamworld

F*ck It. I’m A Tourist.

Tourist or traveller? It’s a question as old as the first ever travel books. But I don’t like the word “traveller”. It smells of one-upmanship,...

lombok landscape

A Tough Question

In Magic Lounge, the drinking den where we sprawl on orange sofas and use their satellite internet after a day on the beaches of Kuta,...

beach, kuta, lombok, indonesia

First Leg. Second Thoughts?

Struggling to get off the ferry, I begin to wonder whether my wizard wheeze, to ride a motorbike through Indonesia to Papua with my ten-year-old...

driving test indonesia

I Get A Driving License!

“When is it acceptable to leave the scene of an accident?” the question asks. “A) When you have been involved in a fatal accident and...