February 20, 2023
 After a quiet three-years, Bangkok is bustling again. Many are escaping a cold winter to journey towards the warmth and sunshine of Thailand. ComingRead more
Talad Noi: A Journey into Old Bangkok
May 1, 2022
Many people coming to Bangkok for the first time are quite shocked by its incredible urban intensity. Where is the gentle Thai charm? It’s true that whenRead more
Thailand Road Trip
April 20, 2016
This is a picture essay of a road trip I organized with friends to the furthest east point of Thailand. We went in search of open country, Isaan food andRead more
Nakasendo Trail by Alexandra
February 10, 2016
Back in December in the Japan Shopping post I mentioned that I would soon write more about The Nakasendo Trail.  The trail or Central Mountain Route wasRead more
Shopping in Japan
December 2, 2015
As Alex’s wife and partner in business it is somewhat confusing that we both have the same name. But I hope you will find our style of writing to beRead more
Malacca lanterns hanging to dry
October 29, 2015
A while ago I visited Malacca with Alexandra my wife. Yes, we are known by our friends as ‘the Alexes’. This trip was for one specific purposeRead more
Hanoi cafe scene photo by Alexander Lamont
September 17, 2015
I spent last week in Vietnam meeting with lacquer artists and friends. I first visited Vietnam in 1995. That was after many years of travelling to Thailand - aRead more
Australian textures by Alexander Lamont
May 6, 2015
Western Australia could swallow the entire United Kingdom, Texas and Japan together within its borders - with none of them touching and enormous spacesRead more
Thailand First Impressions by Alexander Lamont
April 8, 2015
I first visited Thailand in 1981 with my family. My father bought antiques and traditional folk art for our family business in England and to my great fortuneRead more
Shanghai street by Alexander Lamont
February 18, 2015
Gong Hey Fat Choy or Gong Xi Fa Cai to our readers who celebrate Chinese New Year. 2015 brings in the Year of the Sheep or Goat, an animal symbolic of peace,Read more