Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Delhi to London

In the last 229 days I have travelled 12 173 miles overland from London to Singapore and then another 6036 miles overland through the Philippines, Australia and India.  

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Agra back to Delhi

In which I am served a meal I'm way too young for
Starring Satyenden who grew up on the streets

Monday, 12 March 2012

Jaipur to Bharatpur and Agra

In which shoes get exchanged and the Taj Mahal gets miniaturised
Starring Jack the multitasker who earns £1 a day and a kid in search of a ferry ticket

Friday, 9 March 2012

Udaipur to Jaipur

In which even the dogs and cows get involved in playing Holi
Starring a human napkin dispenser and a persistent Lilliputian

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Ranakpur to Udaipur

In which I wish I had heard the horse’s side of things and we learn that if you can love a camel you can love anyone
Starring a woman we (unfortunately) paid to dance on glass and a art teacher bullied into drawing a peacock

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Jodphur to Nimaj and Ranakpur

In which flip flops prove to be inadequate and we take some of Gandhi’s advice
Starring Divia Kumani the first woman in her village to sit outside

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Jaisalmer to Jodhpur

In which I accidentally go into business with a palm reader and a helpful gesture is massively misinterpreted
Starring the Maharaja

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Bikaner to Jaisalmer

In which tea comes in a plastic bag and we are the bone in the romantic kebab
Starring Kani the non-conformist camel

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Mandawa to Bikaner

In which the white rat proves elusive and the silver is edible
Starring Mr Jain a 32nd generation priest with exceptional digital photography skills.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Delhi to Mandawa

In which we turn down two offers to dance
Starring Panchem who can create the most incredible things out of napkins

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


In which there is a VIP moment and I learn to use Indian GPS
Starring Punit whose lessons in how to say 'no' turned out to be extremely useful.

Sunday, 19 February 2012


In which there are no surprises about the coffee or the comparisons to Europe.
Starring reappearing Chris 

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Sydney to Canberra

In which the pain of an epic delay is mitigated by ignorance.
Starring a real live person reading a broadsheet newspaper.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Perth to Sydney

In which everyone is disappointed with Cook and things get broken in Broken Hill
Starring Pat who got to Australia the really, really long but extremely cheap way

Sunday, 12 February 2012


In which whale sharks are once again the star performers
Starring Jack the jellyfish killer

Friday, 10 February 2012


In which I have to pretend to be a tree
Starring Minty the reluctant hugger and Smiggins who had completed a basic obedience and behaviour course. 

Monday, 6 February 2012

Puerto Princesa to El Nido and back again

In which the small lagoon is actually rather large and the secret lagoon isn’t that secret
Starring a lady with a mirror ball on her head and an apparently dying man getting it on next door

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Bohol to Puerto Princesa

In which we flee the police and have to assume a false identity to go underground
Starring Joey who was not our friend

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

From Siquijor to Bohol

In which the hills are chocolate and the trees are carpeted. 
Starring German the German and a bunch of knife wielding Russians.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Dumaguete to Siquijor

In which we cadge a ride to a plush resort and Abby discovers that it’s all going to be ok because she’s still in the calendar
Starring Elvis who rows the yacht and a parrot called Macky.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Malapascua to Dumaguete

In which we are approved by the Alien Control Officer, a Scotsman is rescued at sea and the Danes tutor an unwilling German in kissing

Starring Brent who thought we were all “bloody naive” and a Canadian who could count to two.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


In which another New Year leads to dejavu and we miss one festival but stumble upon another.  

Starring Janet whose dog had issues and Chuck (from Texas).

Friday, 20 January 2012


In which we are featured in a television snippet
Starring Cassandra whose prophecies of doom were unheeded.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Sagada to Vigan via Baguio

In which love saves a city, St Paul’s is not St Paul’s and Tchaikovsky makes things very awkward.

Starring a procession of kids celebrating Santa Ninio, and Joel, Cartayo and Saluman who wanted to have their picture taken. 

Friday, 13 January 2012

From Banaue to Sagada

In which we are encouraged to see the “real bones” and coffins go flying on Friday 13th
Starring three babies in a jeepney and a very shy guide who couldn’t get enough betel nut. 


In which the money comes to life and Grandpa is put in the closet
Starring a drunk construction worker called Lloyd

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Manila to Banaue

In which having bought new hiking boots, I land up walking barefoot and there is a lake of indeterminate depth
Starring Doc who wasn’t a doctor and a tuba player who showed me his pants.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012


In which I jump out of a moving taxi, get the fear and then get over it.
Starring a little old lady who ducked under my umbrella and a taxi driver who shared his lunch

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Kuala Lumpur Part IV

In which I run out of tourist attractions and have my first run in with bed bugs.
Starring Kellie Netherwood and the coconut man (again!)

Monday, 2 January 2012

Ko Wai to Lonely Beach

In which we are tormented by jetski riders and stay in a construction site
Starring a taxi driver’s dog and a woman whose surname was Beer!