So here are our impressions and a few snaps of those few corners of Asia that we have visited so far. Check out our newsletters if you feel like it.

With Catherine's taste for luxury, we have always tended to stay in touristic areas - we leave the pioneering treks through the jungle to our friends. We know that we have not seen the reality of life in these countries and we have set ourselves up as victims for the thousands of entrepreneurs who are fully aware that where there is a long nose there may well be a bulging wallet. (Yes, Asians call westerners either 'long noses' or 'white ghosts'.) We salute our friends who set off alone for Burma, Cambodia or Laos - we wish them the best of luck!