Desert to Jungle

Three new expats, two human, one canine, countless adventures

Ethiopia’s Angry Birds – Daylight Robbery in the Simien Mountains

First it was the thick-billed ravens, later a kite got in on the act.  The feathered fiends of the Simien Mountains are after your stuff…watch your back! Ethiopia is a … Continue reading

Featured · 8 Comments

Staying in a Temple – Meditation, Buddhism and Thai Culture

‘Boy, I’m glad I’m not a monk’ This thought came to mind after my first sunrise alms round, following the barefoot monks from the wat where I was staying as … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 6 Comments

Getting Around – Motorbike Rental in Chiang Mai

So you want to get around in Thailand, what are you going to do?  Spend around 1000 baht ($33) per day on a rental car, or rent a motorbike for … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

Mango’s Thailand – An Anthropomorphic Look at a Desert Dog’s Journey to the Land of Smiles

So we are off to cargo village at Dubai airport again, second time for me, fifth time for the Boss and the Madam.  First time was a bit noisy and … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 12 Comments

Oman – Dunes, Dhows and Dolphins in Musandam

One of the great things about a trip to the Omani enclave of Musandam (and there are many), is that you get to see some very nice parts of desert … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · 8 Comments