Contents

Burma

The old Moulmein pagoda

In the footsteps of Kipling's lovesick soldier

Checkpoint Charlies

On the road to Mandalay

Oligarchs and sea gypsies

Nautical but nice


Cambodia

Faces in the crowd

The reminders of Pol Pot's genocide in Phnom Penh


China

Raiders of the lost Arch

In search of Eric Shipton’s lost landmark

The middle of nowhere*

Don’t go to Kuche.  Please.

Half a world away

The Peruvian bus connection

The past is a foreign country

Handover hangovers in Hong Kong


Cuba

Treasure Island

The island of Fidel Castro's youth


Laos

Famous for fifteen minutes

Laos emerges from the morning mists

On the buses*

No one immerses themselves voluntarily in the Mekong


Mali

In Timbuktu

Swallowed by the Sahara


Mongolia

Happy campers

The Genghis Khan spirit, as not seen from a Russian van


Pakistan

A carry-on up the Khyber

A dodgy day out with Papa of Peshawar

Passport to Pakistan

Climbing a Pakistani mountain in Beijing

  1. *previously published elsewhere (see specific article for details)

Skiing

Slowly but surely the Alps appeared

The slow lane to the mountains


Slovenia

Of mice and human fish

Or so the locals would have you believe


Thailand

A close encounter

Sometimes the journey is not as important as the destination


Tibet

Blessed by the boy Buddha

Karmapa'n see me some time (sorry!)

The "Friendship" Highway

The long and winding road to Nepal


Trans-Siberian railway

Beer saves Danish bacon*

International diplomacy on the Sino-Mongolian border


United Kingdom

Afternoon of the living dead

With friends like these, we all need cemeteries (sorry again!)


Vietnam

The other side of Vietnam

Chasing the tourist dollar in the land of nine dragons


Other

Why I love ... radio stations abroad*

Turn on, tune in, and rock out

A dog's dinner

...and you should see what's for dessert

Telling tales*

The truth is out there...

The hippie trail*

How to follow in the sandal-steps of your parents

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