South East Asia

Jakarta’s Beat Indonesia

Jakarta Indonesia By Irene Butler – Photos by Rick – Published at What Travel Writers Say E-Zine – Our Jakarta Photo Gallery – Jakarta is akin to a blast from a giant furnace – the sweltering heat, the bombardment of exhaust from vehicles and motorbikes channelling from twelve lanes into four as our taxi driver…

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia & Singapore

Singapore and Malaysia by Irene Butler. Pix by Rick – Malaysia Photos/ As Yogi Berra would say, “It was de ja vous all over again.” Having spent a month between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore last year, we relished the familiarity and looked forward to re-visiting our favourite haunts. We had already done a lot of…

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Vietnam by Irene Butler – Pix by Rick – Vietnam Photo Gallery/ Hanoi is as colourful as a kid with a box of Crayola gone wild. The country’s brilliant red flags centered by a yellow star, the leafy green of trees whose trunks poke out of earthen squares left in the concrete, the gaudy blues,…

THE JARS AND “BOMBIES” OF LAOS

Laos by Irene Butler – Rick’s Laos Photo Gallery/ – Have you ever seen something so bizarre as to defy logic? As my eyes sweep over the vast array of pre-historic stone jars of mammoth proportions – there it is! A mind boggling enigma! What ancient peoples fashioned these vessels, and for what purpose? I…