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The scenery along the river

A Couple of Thieves in the Night

I began today quite optimistically.  Little did I know that it would not be ending in quite the same way… After a couple of lazy days on the beach, I was eager to explore the southernmost tip of Cambodia a little further than the confines of Sihanoukville had so far allowed.  With this in mind, […]

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Pamukkale: Bizarre Landscapes and Ancient Ruins

So I’d decided that Turkey would be my next destination to explore, partly because it was one of the closest and cheapest places to get to that would be relatively hot in April, and partly because family and friends had been continually telling me how much I would love Istanbul.  They were right.  I loved […]

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What’s your travel style?

No, I’m not talking about the style of clothes you wear whilst travelling – whether you favour Berghaus or North Face, or how many pairs of hippy trousers you own.  What I’m talking about is how you choose to travel – are you someone who believes in truly getting to know a city or country? […]

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More fish sauce? Thai culinary delights with crazy Joe!

Ever since my first visit to Thailand in 2002, its distinct, aromatic, but simple flavours have stayed with me, and Thai food remains my favourite cuisine.  Chilli, ginger, lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, palm sugar, soy sauce, and garlic – an amalgamation of ingredients that scream “Thailand!” I learnt to cook with these […]

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