best of the rest: Laos

TREES, frogs and waterfalls… On the banks of a river, waterfall bound, sits a minority village hidden from view. A little girl is wandering down to the water’s edge. She has on a lilac t-shirt and knee length skirt with brocaded trim. A black wispy bob brushes against her delicate features. As she approaches me … Continue reading

best of the rest: Vietnam

SPEEDING between coffee plantations, lime coloured butterflies energetically swarm. Cicadas throb; silk worms noisily munch upon their mulberry leaves. The Virgin Flower’s fern-like arms fold down, fronds pulled in tight upon a foreign body’s touch. Along a raised ledge of grasshopper-green rice paddies, tops twinkling yellow, a woman in shocking pink walks. Floating villages, local markets.  Gushing waterfalls, … Continue reading

best of the rest: Bali

UPON reflection my fondest memories of Bali relate to its appeal to the senses – smells and sounds in particular.  Just open yourself up to absorbing all that’s around you and you’ll be dazzled by gold and yellow shrines, chants escaping temples, chimes playing and incense burning. And if there is any place that is … Continue reading

Singapore: best of the rest

SINGAPORE is a strange city. Commerce driven and saturated with shopping centres, it`s difficult to feel as though you have really connected with its soul. And despite the bustle of shoppers, tourists and construction sites it still manages to feel vacant. It may be impressive in terms of cleanliness and amenties, but this to me … Continue reading

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