Vietnam Week: The Pyjama Game

To some, it seems Vietnam is the ultimate laid-back nation, where half the population never bothers to get out of their pyjamas. Women are the main pyjama-wearers in Vietnam,.

8 years ago

Traveling With A Vietnamese Bush Tucker Man

My travel entourage includes Vietnam’s answer to The Bush Tucker Man, the Australian soldier-turned-TV star who fronted a bush food show in the 80s and 90s. Major Les Hiddins,.

8 years ago

F-Bombed By An Ugly North American

It was like every soft-focus baby talcum powder commercial and Hollywood family fantasy had merged together, and we were the stars of the scene. The baby, dressed in a.

8 years ago

Mr Wasp, You Shouldn’t Have

Nasal congestion – check. Cough – check. Nausea – check. Stomach pain – check. Feeling faint and confused – check. Hoarse voice – check. Sense of impending doom –.

8 years ago

The Price of Semen

“Do you think foreigners would be interested in the price of semen?” Young floppy-haired Mr D is standing before me with a serious look on his face, far too.

9 years ago

The Mystery of the Bootscootin’ Singapore Senior Citizens

The standout is a snake-hipped old guy in a black shirt, Cuban heels and 10-gallon hat. He knows all eyes are on him and he knows why. He’s the.

9 years ago

Testicle Face

“What do you call those things on that guy’s face? Are they testicles?” Darling Man asks with a puzzled frown. “WHAT???” “You know, in that movie we saw last.

9 years ago

A Fortuitous Fart (An Inspiring Travel Tale)

“She’s done a poo,” Darling Man announces, his booming voice echoing in one of those strange pockets of quiet that sometimes happen in crowded places. The baby squirms and.

9 years ago