Podcast #005: Vanuatu

Welcome to Episode 5 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. As mentioned last…

Nambas & Cannibals: Culture & History of Malekula

Malekula, the second largest island in Vanuatu, is noted in culture for two things, and they’re…

The Ballad of August 1993 (and other stories)

So, let me take you back to the heady days of the mid 1990s. What were…

The Valleys

“The miner in the Rhondda, the coolie in Pekin / Men across the world who reap…

Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain

I’ve always been interested in history. But history on my own terms, about topics I can…

The Other Dead Sea

The Aral Sea shoreline. It’s pretty cold; I’m even wearing socks. The sky above, coupled with…

Timor-Leste: Occupation and Independence

Many years ago, when the Internet was in its infancy in terms of general use, I…

Day 04 : Too Much Information

Tuesday 20 May 2014 As an aside, I was standing in a street in Valparaiso, eating…

Day 02: Blindfolds and Self-Confidence

Day 02: Sunday 18 May 2014 Up and out by 8.40am. It’s amazing how many other…

Cambodia: The Killing Fields

This is a direct copy of the entry that I made on my travels at the…