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Barbadian De-compression Jan 26- Feb 11, 2016

We’re not beach people. Trish and I find beach culture monotonous. Getting sauted in the sun whilst under-sized speedos on oversized bellies strut around isn’t exactly the height of culture. Just recently I skipped el cheapo beach destinations in Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and India. So why go to Barbados?  Well if you’re asking, you don’t […]

Miami Nice: Jan 23-26, 2016

  With the Canadian dollar under 70 cents to the Yankee greenback, Miami was only meant to be a 3 day pitstop between Mexico City and Barbados. 5 million  ppl board these floating hedonist palaces each year in Miami, making it the world’s busiest concentration of ppl named Ethel and Fred.   Miami Beach is […]

Mexico’s Due January 15-23, 2016

Before the purgatory of work, it’s great to be on the road again, even if only for a month. This time my trusty wingman Trish is back in the saddle, joined for a few days with long haul loner Marc Brown in his annual escape from the real cold. For those who think of Mexico […]

Indian Ass Kick Dec 03-dec 24, 2015

      Be forewarned, this here lies the last, latest and longest post, covering all my India…. It’s a well worn cliche that people go to India to find themselves. I’d be happy to just find my ass, having been kicked around so much. India throws everything at you and takes no prisoners. You […]

Mono-Culture to Clash of Cultures, Malaysia Nov 6-9, 2015

  Less than a week and two countries ago, Trish and I parted from each other and also jettisoned from Japan, one of the most mono-cultural countries. She’s back in Canada, and I’ve just left Malaysia, which was only supposed to be an acclimatization for Myanmar. But I spent the better part of three days […]

Last Bang In Osaka Oct 30-Nov 6, 2015

  Compared to Tokyo and Kyoto, Osaka doesn’t merit much of a sniff if you’re into Japanese history, culture and art. Where Tokyo is reserved and worldly, Kyoto is elegant and snotty, Osakans are Newfies by comparison. Supposedly food and  shopping demons, they’re also into manufactured fun. The comic capital of Japan, it’s also home […]

Sex Ed in Stately Kyoto: October 20-30, 2015

  This is the hardest entry to write. We’ve only a few days left, having just left Kyoto for Osaka. After Kyoto anything else in Japan already feels anti-climatic. Our minds are also elsewhere….Myanmar and home as Trish soon hits the eject button and we separate for at least two months. Where Tokyo is brash […]