In the 80s and 90s, I travelled across Asia, Central America, and points in between.

At the start Beijing had only one (official) hotel for foreigners, Burma issued visas to non-journalists only, the USSR existed, and the best currency was Johnny Walker Red.

So I wrote a series of stories of various lengths and introduced them to a writing club in North London, known as much for its consumption of wine as of words. The travelling then inspired more travelling, more writing, and some photos.

This output has now been loosely strung together into one book, which can be read either as individual stories or as a single narrative.

Mel Christie William C Monroe

Cover photo of cormorant fishing (Ukai) by Rod Waddington via Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rod_waddington/44351630122) under the Creative Commons license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/) and cropped to fit.
Photo by Fedor09 from PxHere
All other photos, unless otherwise stated, were taken by me.

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All content on this site is inspired by real events. Names and characteristics have been changed, some experiences have been compressed, some have been rearranged and some have been totally made up.

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