Within what seems like a few kilometres, the warm blues of the ocean give way to alpine greens and clouds that unpredictably swirl around the peaks of the steep mountain range that runs parallel to the coastline. … More NZ Diaries: Christchurch to Kaikoura
Since leaving the Galapagos Islands a couple of weeks ago we’ve criss-crossed our way north into Colombia. As I write this, I am sitting in my hotel room, sifting through mountains of photos and reflecting on what has been a fast-paced and incredible two weeks. Before arriving, like so many other people, I had some solid … More Colombia
“Mister, mister. You eat one”, she screeched at me as the plastic bag she was holding squirmed and writhed around. In the other hand I could see a platter of what appeared to be cooked spiders, roughly the size of the palm of my hand. As I approached, she knew she had a sale and … More Lost with Louie: A Cambodian Reflection
That time of year is upon us. The days are long, the nights are hot and sticky, and the beaches are jam-packed full of people. Writing about these observations of summer brings back childhood memories of family barbecues. I fondly remember the smells of smoke and grilled meat filling my nostrils as I run around … More Is there nothing finer than the smell of barbecued meat in the summer?
I recently posted my top 5 dude foods for the modern-day, health conscious man. By all accounts there was a lot of positive feedback so I decided to keep the theme rolling in this post. I remember when I moved out of the Louie household at the age of 19 and spread my wings by … More Man Food – Top 5 Kitchen Essentials for the Modern Man
As a 30-something male, I am obsessed with dude food! Nothing is more satisfying than sitting down to watch a game with a hot dog, a pulled-pork burger or a bowl of spicy wings, and of course an ice-cold beer or three. I work hard, I exercise a lot and sometimes I feel like I … More Dude Food
Short Story #3 comes to you from Vietnam and involves two of my favourite things in the world: travel and food! While Short Story #1 had somewhat of a comical element to it, and Short Story #2 recounted my adventures as an unwitting 19-year-old, I am writing this story based on my heart warming experience of how food brings people together. I … More Short Story #3: A Grumpy Old Man and Giggling Women