Somehow we should have known that 2020 has been the 'Year of the Rat' according to the Chinese calendar. In Singapore's traditional street-vendor region Amanda Jaffe gets a taste of things to come with a cataclysmic horoscope.
Paul Michelson visits the Southeast Asian country of Laos and finds it's capital city challenges his preconceptions. Not least because there seems not a lot goes on. Apart from a mysterious set of gleaming golf clubs.
Paul Michelson breezes through Cambodia's greatest city, but takes time to visit Tuol Sleng, the infamous prison used by the Khmer Rouge when the country went thoroughly to the bad. This brings unsettling thoughts.
The Tongariro crossing is one of New Zealand's most challenging day hikes through an Alpine landscape. Lindsay Salt steps out boldly. Photos, as ever and with perfectly straight horizons, by David Grimble.