Darwin to Adelaide by Bus: a Different Culinary Experience

With a country as big as Australia, it seemed almost a pity to fly from place to place and not get to see the countryside itself. In a moment of madness or inspiration, I decided to travel from Darwin to Adelaide by bus. That is about 1880 miles which then turned into something more like 2700 miles or 4500 km by the time I did all the side trips. It is a big country, it was a long trip. Continue reading

Yes, I give way to roaches

(Listening to: Everybody’s Talking by The Beautiful South)

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Local food is nice but very spicy, even when you say emphatically “not spicy” after two bites you will feel your mouth go numb. I have learned the hard way that not spicy simply means only one or two chillies are added, after all, they reckon, you need a bit of flavour!    Continue reading

Chiang Mai

Number of taxi drivers who today tried to charge me at least double: 5

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There are so many beautiful temples and they are so different to what I am used to. The buildings are white outside but have an amazing array of colourful decorations. Really stunning. They feel very accessible and are not imposing. It is easy to just walk about and maybe come across a line of robes drying in the sun. One of the best meals I have had was in a restaurant at Wat Suan Dok temple. Probably the best vegetarian meal I have ever had. It blew my mind.  Continue reading