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The World’s Most Expensive Tea Reloaded!!!

The Orissa Post, the largest English language newspaper in Orissa, India, has republished On the Tea Trail, the story of Makaibari Tea Estates near Darjeeling and the world’s most expensive cuppa.

My Walk around Chiang Mai for Silkwind Magazine

I take a walk around Chiang Mai for Silkwind Magazine (Silk Air Inflight) this month and am especially pleased to be able to include my shot of international fugitive Darth Vader collecting alms at the Chiang Mai night market. The other photographs are by Aroon Thaewchatturat. Also great to include my two favorite Chiang Mai […]

Are You Mad Enough To Be A Travel Writer?

The website Tripbase offer information for would-be travel writers, on the whole very sensible and useful for prospective scribes. The introduction -The harsh realities laid bare- is both sobering and spot-on: Travel writing is a tough and competitive business, a trade for which one needs to have plenty of persistence and low financial expectations – […]