Hanami 2012 is the latest I’ve ever seen with, most of the Sakura trees in Tokyo in full bloom by mid-April. It’s a cold year and winter seems to be […]
Exactly who is that we have to thank for globalisation? Someone with good intentions, I imagine: noble it is indeed to set about ensuring that every place in the world […]
You’d think that it would be on it’s way out in this day and age, but Engrish is still the Number One Faux Pas in Asia, leaving foreigners amused and […]
I am not a minimalist when it comes to packing. Not a serious minimalist, anyway. I like to take all my creature comforts and I can’t survive with one pair […]
When I was 22 or 23 I was staying with a Cuban family in Havana. I call the parents my Cuban mum and dad. I tried (tried!) to live like […]
Rose Jam and Roman treasure in the oldest inhabited capital city in the world.