The modern traveller’s necessary instrument (the gods are against me - a litany) March 8th 2010 “Although happiness is desirable, it is a banal subject for travel.” (Paul Theroux)
The modern traveller’s necessary instrument (the gods are against me - a litany)
Good old Paul, allowing me to tell tales of woe without that feeling of boring people to muteness.
Just two weeks into my grand tour of south east Asia I am at the entrance of a Buddhist temple in ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne » Brunswick Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
I started this travel blog, firstly to avoid sending out over-long group emails updating everybody on my travels. You know, the ones where you feel slightly snubbed by the impersonal nature of, “Hey, everybody! (but to no one in particular)”. I thought a blog would be fun way to update folks, avoid a dreaded travel diary and would hopefully combine second-rate-misanthropic travel journalism with exquisitely amateur photographs. Et Voila!
Soon after I hit the road, however, I procrastinated and struggled to write things-up as esteemed travel-writer Pau... full info