Thai another day

Now, I know that I'm putting a target on my back even suggesting a best-ever Thai food restaurant or street eatery, but it is purely my opinion and you're welcome to disagree or tell me what you think is better.  I'm sure I'm also going to get equally berated about the authenticity of the dishes, …

Let’s talk about showers in the UK

I’m not talking about showers from the sky here, which you may be forgiven thinking is the topic since they can be interminable, but rather those under which one ablutes or washes oneself.  At least, that’s the desired outcome. Showers in South Africa are generally quite interesting affairs and are housed either in a sizeable …

Driving in the UK can be trying

From roundabouts, or circles to the Saffers among you, with traffic lights around them (translation: robots), to parking places that you can barely fit a shopping trolley in, and roads so narrow that you almost have to close your eyes on encountering a vehicle traveling at breakneck speed around them, every minute is a new …

The pilot’s announcement took me by surprise…

“Please can you stay in your booked seat for take-off and landing to manage weight distribution on the plane?" Yes, that made sense, “then once the seat belt lights are off, you can sit where ever you like.”  Well, that heralded the beginning of the most unorthodox flight I have ever been on. As instructed, …