Mountain Mouse and other delicacies…

After three nights of spray painted dogs and Lao-Lao whiskey we left the Vang Vieng party behind and…

Tubing in Vang Vieng

In 2006, an organic farmer from Vang Vieng lent a group of foreign volunteers a couple of tractor…

When the buffaloes fight it is the grass that suffers.

Laos Proverb

Arriving in Laos

In 1957, the good citizens of Laos were handed a wad of cash and several tonnes of cement…

The Dragon’s Backbone

The bus from Guilin dropped us at the village of Dazhai, which sits at the base of Longji…

Drizzly Dehang

We finally managed to escape the Jisho disaster zone and set off for the ancient village of Dehang,…

Trapped in Jishou

Our carefully laid plans to visit the ancient UNESCO town of Fenghuang were thwarted by the worst weather…

The roast duck can fly no more

Chinese proverb

Frogs and ducks in Zhangjaijie

We saw some strange things in China. Some very strange things. But none as odd as a duckling…

Chengdu – a tale of two Pandas

We loved Chengdu. This was partly due to the communal hairdryer in the downstairs toilet of our hostel…