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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 […]


Xi’an’anigens in the snow.

Drum tower in the snow

We mainly went to see the terracotta warriors but mostly saw a lot of snow. We booked a warrior ‘tour’ with a guide and yes, that’s not gonzo but it included the transport there and a visit to another site as well. The guide was called Michael […]


Machu Picchu, the Lost ‘City’ of the Incas (and guinea pigs)

Wow, my photo looked just like the brochures

Through another set of uninteresting events I found myself in Peru with (having travelled there via Amsterdam and La Paz, Bolivia). I thought I shouldn’t waste this opportunity by spending all my time in smoky bars and decided to […]


Cactus if ya Can…

´About twenty percent of people throw up after drinking the medicine´ the Shaman told us as we sat in the garden of a Peruvian mountain house, having slugged the contents from our stainless steel cups. A New Zealander named Rob, two young Americans Tim and Jon, an […]


From the Diary of Great Uncle Melville: A Beginning to His Travels

Our good colleague andyfied is not the only member of his family to be a seasoned travelist. He has found and transcribed some of the letters and journals of his Great Uncle Melville. Many of these papers are in a poor state and most of the dates on them seem to be obscured by blood, […]