That’s Got to Hurt

The Hindu festival of I’m not sure what is still ongoing. Today I passed the temple where they were gathering with floats on carts. It sounded a bit meh to be honest and I was hungry. Later on I caught […]

Hindu Rain Ceremony

I figured I would take a wander yesterday as it was my last weekend in Myeik, Myanmar (or Burma as the Anglo-American empire insist on calling it). Myeik is a multicultural and multi-ethnic city in one of the most isolated […]

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Lady Muck Update

If you were quick you caught my post about one of the stray dogs that hangs out in the street outside my house in Myeik. The poor thing is half-blind and lame in one leg, so at the bottom of […]

Om

Despite it being hot as hell in Myeik, Myanmar (that’s Burma for those who can’t let go of the British Empire- I’m looking at you, UK establishment here), my last weekend ever in the city is approaching. I plan to spend it […]

Myeik, February 2017

A walk around town a couple of weeks back. I’ve been living in Myeik, Myanmar since July but it feels like a lot longer. There is nothing to do or buy here and nowhere to go except the rooftop of […]

Yangon

Some pictures I took during a week’s break in Yangon back in October. At the time, I was contemplating moving there but after a few days I realized that, compared to other places in Asia, it’s pretty dull. As the […]

Days 218-221 Ghastly Emanations

“Whither Ron Gridcharts?” I hear you cry (I don’t actually- I’m not that deluded). Well, I’ve either been slumped on the toilet or had my head down the toilet for three days due to a ghastly food poisoning incident at a local […]

Goats. Eeeh.

Either the entire town smells like goats tonight or the motorcycle taxi driver could use a good wash. UPDATE: yeah it was him. Goats have a particularly gnarly smell about them. A lot of them roam wild on the streets […]

Day 199 – Spider AND Gecko WTF

Day 199 of jungle isolation. It could be day 200, to be honest. Who can say? Well, obviously I could if I looked at the calendar, but that kind of thing would be self-defeating in that semi madmen don’t actually […]