View Post

Everest Region Trekking 2

In Travel, Nepal by tonyLeave a Comment

Featured Image: Just another mountain (outside lodge gate, Dingboche)    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 December 2016 Trekking in the Everest Region in Spring 2013: Phortse to Lukla via Dingboche (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa,  Everest Trekking 1, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek,and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) April 16 to Macchermo …

View Post

Everest Region Trekking 1

In Travel, Nepal by tonyLeave a Comment

Featured Image: What it is all about! (near Machhermo)    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  14 November 2016 Trekking in the Everest Region in Spring 2013: Lukla to Gokyo (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek,and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Preamble Reading my Postcard from …

View Post

What Travel Costs 7: Chiang Mai, Thailand

In Travel, Thailand by tony6 Comments

Featured photo: Meat Stall, Muang Mai Markets    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  27 April 2016 What Travel Costs 7: Chiang Mai, Thailand (& Hyderabad, India) The main purpose of my trip was to go to India to undertake a promised visit to my friend Rukmini to catch up. I chose to fly via Bangkok rather than take a cheaper trip with …

View Post

Food in Chiang Mai 5: Airport Plaza

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony5 Comments

Featured Image: Airport Plaza, entry to Kad Luang Food Hall, pre-prepared meats to take home   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 9 April 2016 Food in Chiang Mai 5: Airport Plaza with some side notes on Bangkok Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, …

View Post

The Colour of India

In Travel, Art, India by tony6 Comments

Featured image Lambadi Woman, Gramya 2005 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 23 March 2016 The Colour of India Introduction Having just visited India in February/March 2016. I’m inspired again by the wonders of India, even though the NGOs I’m aware of despair at the the excesses of the current central government. In mid-2010 the South Coast Pastel Society (New South Wales, …

View Post

Marie Kondo, Tidying

In Japan, Books, The rest by tony3 Comments

   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 14 March 2016 Introduction Marie Kondo The life-changing magic of tidying 2014. 2016 might be my year for getting excited over weird books. The Big Twitch in January and Gut in February are good examples. I mentioned my normal views on self-help books in my discussion of Gut by Giulia Enders and how I lean towards Steve …

View Post

Autumn in Japan

In Travel, Japan by tonyLeave a Comment

Featured image: Not quite Autumn, Miyajima Island, near Hiroshima, 28 October    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  27 October 2015 Japan in Autumn, 2013 Introduction When I was doing my postgraduate research, I found that Canberra in Australia — where I have lived most and reside now — has four seasons of almost exactly three months each. This may be …

View Post

Addicted to Sumo too

In Travel, Japan, Books by tonyLeave a Comment

Featured photo: Simon Q Flickr, Wikimedia, Sumo bow-twirling ceremony, May 2014    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  20 October 2015   Sumo Wrestling Japan    Introduction We made our first trip to Japan from 16 October to 25 November 2013. A friend had done a textile tour with Shuji Yamazaki a couple of years previously and had convinced us to …

View Post

Large dams 3: Oustees India

In Books, The rest, India by tony2 Comments

Feature photo: On the Godavari River, 2009    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  10 October 2015 Oustees across India : The tragedy of displaced people Introduction This is the last of three articles on large dams the others are Large Dams 1: An Introduction and Large Dams 2: Aswan High Dam. The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe describes a similar issue in Australia. …

View Post

Rukmini Rao Woman of the Year 2014

In India, The rest by tony3 Comments

   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony  22 June 2015    Rukmini Rao has been my friend for a very long time. I have been travelling to India on and off for many years. Since 2004 I have worked with Rukmini and Gramya for up to two months each year as a volunteer.

View Post

Food in Chiang Mai 3: Khao Soy

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony9 Comments

    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, January 2013, updated March 2016 Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Viang Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 2017 Update. Chiang Mai is the second city of Thailand but it is a small city …