Well it’s happening. After years of dreaming, planning and telling anyone who would listen that we were going to travel the length of South America, we’ve finally booked our flights!! This November, we’ll make our way to Sydney airport on what will be the beginning of a four-month, 9,000 kilometre adventure from Patagonia in the … More South American Dreams Become a Reality
“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
“Yes sir, do not worry one bit. My auto-rickshaw is the safest in all Colombo.” Who could argue with a claim like that I thought to myself as I climbed into the back of the smiling man’s three-wheeled death trap. As he started the rattling engine, smoke poured out of the back as the metal … More Lost with Louie: Sri Lanka
Whether hearing the name of this city conjures thoughts of Sinatra, invokes memories of your favourite mafia movie or simply makes you think of your last trip to the city that never sleeps, one thing is for certain: New York has something for everyone! For me, memories of New York are abound with great food, an … More Lost with Louie: New York City
This post is dedicated to those who give me my inspiration. As the working week begins, my mind turns (as it always does) to bigger and better things. I dream of my next trip, of traveling to far-flung places in search of quiet. I allow my heart to yearn for the things that I don’t … More To those who inspire
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