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A Friend to All the Camels in Mongolia

“People ask me: ‘What’s like then, Mongolia?’” said The Captain, in his best Ray Winston voice “And I’ll say, ‘It’s cold. Cold. Oh, it’s fucking cold. Too cold? Not for me, I love it.’”

Mongolian Scrubland

We’d left Ulaan Baator three days earlier. We’d been spending around eight hours a […]


What Have You Got in Your Pockets | Part 2

Sometimes avoiding a scam is just about making sure you pick the right taxi to get into. For example, the metered taxi cabs around Russia are complete rip-offs and are mostly run by the local gangs. All the ones around the airports are controlled by organised crime and are delighted to pick up […]


The Chief (of Xiamen Police) – Part 2

So we checked out on the local resort map. Like many foreign language maps in china, locations ranged from inaccurate to non-existent. Still, there was totally a police station there as the hostel staff had heard people talk about it, they’d never been themselves though. Why would there be any need to? No […]


The Chief (of Xiamen Police)

The island of Gulangyu is a weird little resort off it’s bigger sister island, Xiamen. And it is a weird place, the attempts to make it more of a resort end up taking away any of it’s natural attributes. It has interesting rock formations and hollow caverns that cause it to sound like […]


Scorpions with Hot Sauce

“All I’m saying is,” the Captain said while stuffing another fried egg loaded with rice into his greasy great face “When are we going to be back here again? This could be our last opportunity to enjoy this.” He was of course referring to the excellent aromatic duck to be found in the […]