It’s 6 a.m. and the normally peaceful, sleepy streets of Luang Prabang are buzzing. The tourists have arrived.
Learning Lao has not been easy. Admittedly, I’ve been key-kahn (lazy) in studying Lao, finding it easier to do a series of grunts and charades than trying to master the six tones and complicated vowel sounds from books like Lao for Beginners. Continue reading A lesson in Lao: The “key” to learning the Lao language
It feels like someone is snapping an elastic band at my foot, a sharp, painful pinch and burning sensation repeated over and over again. Oww!
Towers loom above me, their sheer rock walls soaring up from iridescent tropical waters. I paddle in close and crane my neck up at limestone giants that stand at attention like guardians of a mysterious aquatic world.
“Barefoot luxury” is a term I hear more and more these days. I’ve often pondered its meaning. What is barefoot luxury?
Rich rolling hills, endless vineyards and farms – the Barossa is food and wine heaven, renowned for its bold, gutsy, luscious Shiraz. Touring the Barossa should be on every foodie’s wish list.
3305 kilometers, Sydney to Cairns: lush hills, dry brush, charming towns, stunning coast, endless surf, sand and sun – an amazing road trip across one crazy beautiful country.
Steve Salter remembers scrambling up and across Hammerstone Sandblow on Fraser Island as a young lad on a Boy Scouts’ camping trip. Continue reading Fraser Explorer Tours 2-day adventure: Dingoes, dunes & desolation
Grilled peaches and cream: local peaches grilled, topped with pure cream and macadamia nut crumble
“Fish and chips”: Pan-seared Barramundi with native Australian herbs, served with potatoes, coleslaw and “poor backpacker’s tartar sauce” Continue reading Australia road trip: campervan fish and chips