Saturday, March 28, 2009

Most Ominous Roadsign in World, Maybe

Gridlock, Namibian style

So I was going through my photos of Namibia and I found this one. It was taken about sixty klicks south of Rosh Pinah, on the MAIN ROAD through the Fish River Canyon and the Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, into South Africa.

The Namibian Highway Department weren't kidding about the hazards of that drive. It took about three hours to do those eighty kilometres: I saw one other car the whole journey, and about a hundred baboons.

Namibia is the best.

Friday, March 13, 2009

It's here.

Massive phallus-like pillar in the lost Egyptian capital of Tel al-Amarna, city of the doomed monotheistic pharaoh Akhenaten, yesterday.

OK, I know you've been waiting all-too-long for this, but here we go.

The website for my thriller... is ready at last

Da-da!! If you buy the book I promise to sign it personally next time I am in your neighbourhood, especially if that happens to be near soi 6, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok.


Monday, March 02, 2009

I *heart* Bangkok

The most romantic place in the world? Yesterday.

People say romance is dead, don't they? But two weeks ago, last St Valentine's Day, all the brothels in Bangkok's Nana Plaza DOUBLED THEIR PRICES FOR HOOKERS, especially. Just for that one day.

All together now: ahhhh.

I just thought I'd post that, cause it's easy to get cynical and sour about the world, especially in these days of economic hardship and struggle. But it seems some people out there still CARE - they still want to celebrate the good things, and go that extra mile, and cherish the rose of love.

I fly home tomorrow.