16 March 2011 | Transport
I’ve had three tight transfers in recent months, two successfully, one a total failure.
▲ Coming in to Singapore over the Rhiau Islands
• Singapore Changi Airport – inbound from Phuket on Silk Air, out to Melbourne on Singapore Airlines with a crazy tight 50 m...
25 December 2010 | Places
To be honest I’m not really a beach person, I get bored sitting around and even without visiting any beaches I get too much sun during the year. Nevertheless I had several great days on an assortment of fine beaches on the Brazilian island of Fernando do Noronha and l...
22 December 2010 | Culture
Once again I'm looking back over the last year's travels. Today it's 2010's Big Buddhas. On 21 December it was Animals & Wildlife, on 20 December Cars & Bikes and on 19 December Museums & Galleries.
I encountered some big Buddhas during 2010, most recen...
15 December 2010 | Places
A pre-Christmas week in Phuket included a visit to this recent acquisition, the 45-metre-high seated Big Buddha figure which seems to be visible from all over the southern end of the island. A long winding road twists and turns up to the hilltop location where the f...
Costa Rica – Montezuma
23 May 2009 | Places
I spent a couple of days at the Nicoya Peninsula beach town of Montezuma. Well this is familiar I thought as soon as I arrived – Kuta (Bali) in 1975, Goa (India) in 1977, Hikkaduwa (Sri Lanka) in 1979 and Phuket (Thailand) in 1981 - all had the same feel as Montez...