International Inconvenience

International Inconvenience

For as long as I live, I will never forget my trip, in 2005 (as part of an extended tour of Europe) to Como, the beautiful Italian town backing straight out onto the lake of the same name.   Owi...

The Can & Cannot’s of Train Travel

The worst train journey of my life, and one which continues to come up periodically in my worst nightmares was from an Indian station called Madgaon to Trivandrum. Prior to the journey, I’d bee...

No More India, No More Runs…

The flight to Chennai was nearly enough to inspire a fresh dose of the runs – the plane was old on the inside, small and the sound of propellers revving up and the knowledge that it was these t...

Taking a Trip to Europe, 1970, in Goa…

Nobody, no website, guidebook or colleague had told me the important bit of information about Goa – that it is in fact a well-known establishment, albeit in India, for European hippy's from a f...

Avoiding the Delhi Belly…

The flight to Delhi was in itself a bizarre experience – we all got a brand new spanking Singapore Airlines aircraft, where I promptly learnt first-hand of Indians' love for trying to bring aro...

Like I Owned The Place…

As usual, I'm taking the opportunity to scribble down a few words while stuck somewhere and unable to go anywhere else; today's venue of long-term sitting is Melbourne Airport, where once again, I'm ...