Thanks to my producer, Tony Grant, at the BBC’s wonderful programme, From Our Own Correspondent, half an hour of radio that takes you around the world. Last week, I had the honour of being able to tell the story of a recent journey I did to the island of Ternate […]

Seatrek, Spice and the Maritime Silk Route.

Our journey aboard the Ombak Putih began in Sorong, in West Papua, or Irian Jaya, as it is known today. A bush town that services the resources grab currently taking place in Irian Jaya, Sorong felt like a place straight out of a Joseph Conrad novel. In an arts and […]

In Wallace’s Wake: Part Two ~ Penis Gourds and Birds ...