“A day in France is just the thing you need,” said Sir Edward of Portsmouth. So, taking his kind advice, Ash and I hopped aboard the Cherbourg Express on the Brittany Ferry across the English Channel. Little did we know that a $20 roundtrip ferry ride would end up costing us close to $200 dollars each, and an unexpected overnight stay in a seedy hotel with condoms in the welcome kit.
The highest open air bar in the Asia Pacific, The Moon Bar at the Banyan Tree Hotel is just the place to be at sunset, and the perfect place to watch the full moon rise over the humming, electric grid of Bangkok. It's almost as good as watching the Liverpool-West Ham soccer (... um... er.... football) match. I have the shirt to prove it.
One of David T. Greenberg’s published books has sold over a quarter of a million copies. His father, Jack Greenberg, was one of the attorneys who argued Brown v. Board of Education before the United States Supreme Court.
Add a few papaya daiquiris, a dollop of green tea leaf salad, and a splash of good advice on writing from someone who’s “been there”, mix together in the Monsoon, and presto! You’ve got the recipe for deliciously inspiring evening, or at the very least to answer to the question What Ever Happened to Humpty Dumpty?
The Eve of Chinese New Year we all met at the city's largest Chinese temple to burn paper money (which, in return, gets sent back to us by the gods, if we have good luck), follow the dragon dancers, and search for some good Chinese food.
A two hour drive out of Y. you will find one of this country’s best kept secrets: the 40-square-mile wetlands filled with water chestnuts, eels, lotus flowers, lily pads, snakes, reeds, water buffalo, and many species of wing-ed creatures such as dragonflies, mosquitoes, moths, and feathered birds of many colors. Add to this scene a group of fun-loving, outdoorsy folk willing to wear wigs while dining under the crescent moon, plus coolers (or, as the Aussies call them, “Eskys”) full of good eats, and you’re bound to have a great time.