Globalisation at work

Hello all! Long time, eh? Well, sorry about that. I was at sea when the world supposedly ended. Perth is the most isolated big city in the world. To the west, the endless tracts of the Indian Ocean, only interrupted by the bulk of Africa and Madagascar almost 7,000 km away. To the east,, Read More

ABOARD THE WHITE SEA—This will be a quickie, as I’m still in port and using my phone for Internet access, but I’m aboard the White Sea and will be setting sail in some hours. The ride into Pasir Panjang Terminal was uneventful, and the shipping company made me use their own driver, as private, Read More

SINGAPORE—I used to like Singapore. I really did. It was a soothing, calming, well-mannered tonic to the chaos that was Pakistan. Whenever I visited, Singapore was like a gleaming, neon beacon in the wilderness, promising good bars, great food and a chance to let worries about security slip for a bit. Here, that’s the government’s, Read More

And so, after almost four months in Bangkok and Thailand, it is time for me to move on. I do so with a great sadness mixed with my usual restlessness. For Thailand is a wonderful, interesting and, yes, often infuriating and confounding place. But as most people say, there’s no place on earth like, Read More

Good morning/afternoon, Campers! On the eve of my departure from Bangkok, I thought it would be fun to bring everyone up-to-date one where I’ve been and where I’m going, at least as far as the next few months are concerned. Below is an embedded map from Tripline, which is the mapping solution I’ve been, Read More