• Kuala Lumpur, Liverpool FC, fish and chips, and a random man saying he loves me

    The Malaysians are doing something right; Kuala Lumpur is awesome.  Finally a city that I can get behind, could potentially live in, and not lambast the fuck out of with consummate ease.  Bishkek it is not.  There’s 1.5 million odd people here apparently, and in truth it does feel like a big village, but added to …

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  • Hitchhike to India legs 54 and 55: Surat Thani to somewhere in Malaysia

    I could feel it happening; that slow, dilapidating decline into wasterdom. Sweating like a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs, spread eagled on my bed, naked the day I was born with a shitty fan failing to assist in healing my hangovers.  “Good luck getting out of there” was one friend’s recent …

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  • Full moon party mess, Koh Phangan, Thailand

    I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking here he goes, out to get totally mortled, do a shit load of drugs and letch onto anything with breasts like a demented Jimmy Savile on speed.   A leopard can’t change his spots right?  Well boo to you because that’s exactly what I didn’t do.  Kinda. You’ve …

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  • Full moon party wanker

    Waiting to meet friends last night I had this experience.  This  is something of a unique post that I decided to pen while listening to what can only be described as a moron.  This was – with a little editing for timing reasons – pretty much the entire “conversation” I was subjected to.  This is …

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  • Hitchhike to India leg 54: Bangkok to Chumphon

    It’s been a while dear readers.  It’s been almost a year in fact since I last made a hitch sign, forced (not against my wishes) to temporarily settle down, and – for the time being at least – hang up my thumb.    But time waits for no man, and so once again I step …

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  • Elephants, the Death Railway, and an emotional family story

    Within moments of booking our flight to Thailand, we were researching something we’ve both separately wanted to do for years: spending a day with elephants.  Now we’re both very conscientious about this kind of thing, and we did plenty of investigating to find a legitimate, ethical, reputable sanctuary where the care of the animals comes …

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  • Hitchhike to India leg 53: Bishkek to Bangkok

    Well the time has finally arrived.  There’s no more beating about the Bishkek.  As I’ve continually mentioned, China still weren’t budging on their no visa for a land border crossing bullshit.  If I was going to enter the country I would need to fly home, pick up a visa and fly back.  Madness.  Instead I …

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  • Halloween, birthday weekend and the visit of someone who looks like me

    Pictures say a thousand words.  With that in mind, here’s my post update for the week ending the 30th October.  Partly due to the fact I’m so damn lazy to write much about it, and I want to get on to my current adventures and where I am right now.  My twin came out to …

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  • Come in number 5 – your time is up: health and visa nightmares in Kyrgyzstan

    I haven’t written anything for what seems like an age.  That’s because it has been an age.  Why this is I know not, save for the fact that I guess I’ve been a little jaded with it all and I really haven’t been bothered.  Travel has been shut down, I’ve not really been getting up …

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  • Responsibility Part Two: Shakespeare with Kids

    I was 19 when I went to drama school.  I had a silver metal pencil-case with a Shakespeare quote on it – the letters of which I’d stuck on myself in ‘black gothic’ font.  “Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.”  Man I thought I was so cool.  Lifted from my …

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