Kandy, Kandy, Kandy, I can’t let you go…

There are few cities as deliciously-named as Kandy. Wattanobbi has to be up there, of course, and Grogan, Queensland must rate a mention, but the Sri Lankan city of Kandy tops them all. And I'm pleased to report that I had a really 'sweet' time exploring the place. With only one full day to see … Continue reading Kandy, Kandy, Kandy, I can’t let you go…

Thessalonikis is a great place to go to if you like crap places

The Macedonians didn’t want me to leave Skopje. Believing me to be the reincarnation of their beloved Saint Cyril, they asked me to stay and reign over their tiny landlocked country, sleeping with as many woman as I wanted and drinking beer as if it bubbled from the earth. But I’ve got things to do, … Continue reading Thessalonikis is a great place to go to if you like crap places

Jesus wept! That’s a big cross!

After being mistaken for a famous Macedonian saint and worshipped by millions I decided my new-found role as a religious leader (and heartthrob) demanded some research, so what better place to go than the biggest Christian cross on the planet? Luckily, it’s right here in Skopje, so I was able to head over and see … Continue reading Jesus wept! That’s a big cross!

I’m a national hero in Macedonia

I'm a celebrated man in Australia - much-loved writer, paramagliding extraordinaire, and highly-rated lover - but that's nothing compared to how revered I am in Macedonia. I came to Skopje looking for a quiet few days, but ended up becoming a national hero, beloved of the masses. It happens. Skopje is a nice little place, … Continue reading I’m a national hero in Macedonia