A weekend on the Rhine

Friday 23 June 2017 I picked Sylvia up from the Royal Canin head office at 4pm and we drove to Marseilles where we caught a flight to Frankfurt. With the state of emergency still in place in France it is now necessary to battle lengthy cues at emigration even when traveling within the EU. Arriving in […]

Back to the South of France

Sunday 18 June 2017 I spent Saturday in Singapore with Renee and Cale, who are at present non-stop traveling around Asia. This included a stroll down Orchard Road and a visit back to the Battle Box at Fort Canning Park. The second tour I enjoyed as much as the first. Midnight Sylvia and I boarded a […]


Wednesday 24 May 2016 Arriving in Bangkok yesterday afternoon we were picked up by a limo and whisked away to the Pullman Hotel. The hotel has a rather interesting atrium making one want to go and find a rope and some abseiling gear. After inquiring at the desk about hiring a tuk-tuk for a tour of […]

Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta

Tuesday 16 May 2017 Landing at the Kuala Lumpur airport mid-afternoon I took a taxi to the Traders Hotel in the centre of town about 40k north of the airport while Sylvia went off with her colleagues. Twice before I have been to KL and never made it up the towers as they have been […]

Malaysia and the Langkawi Airshow

Friday 17 March 2017 Last night my good friend, Glen, arrived from NZ. After spending an hour plus at the Hertz rental car counter dealing with an idiot (in spite of the booking saying and being priced for the car to be dropped off at KL airport in Malaysia on Monday he insisted we couldn’t take […]

A brief jaunt in Shanghai

Tuesday 21 February 2017 Having had some replacement parts stuck in both knees on the 23 January I am not quite as mobile as I would like to be, so when one of Sylvia’s colleagues suggested checking out the Shanghai Centre at People’s Square just around the corner from the hotel it sounded like a […]