Monthly Archive: September 2011


The Friday Photo: Heavenly Palace

Yesterday we wandered through the skyscrapers of downtown Kunming to gawp at this ninth-century pagoda, set in a quiet garden where grandmothers take their grandchildren...

Pineapple beer

Anyone for Chicken Claw?

Wandering around Kunming, our “home” for the past week, I sometimes feel a little like those British journalists inspecting America during the Gilded Age, marvelling...

H and Z on bikes in Laos

Family Values

As a trio, H, Z and I cause no little confusion to the good and tolerant folk of Laos, where we’re exploring en route to...