Museo Nazionale della Preistoria della Valle Camonica

MUPRE is located in Capo di Ponte and is a short walk away from Hotel Graffiti where I stayed. The exhibit consists of mostly stone stelae. The outside exhibits were protected by high mosquito-frequency to deter anti-social teenagers. While I am flattered that I am young enough to still be able to hear this noise, […]

Hue Royal Antiquities Museum

The Hue Royal Antiquities Museum is a short walk away from the Hue Imperial Citadel. Photos are not allowed in the museum, but there are some on Tripadvisor. The exhibit mainly showcases material from the Nguyen dynasty, including porcelain, textiles and metalwork. My favourite item was a wooden crab which was holding fish in its […]

Bornean Plants: Engkalak

This is the first plant food I am writing about as part of my “Bornean Plants” series. The goal is to try as many┬ájungle/local/wild fruit/plants as I can (hampered slightly by the fact that my plans to go to Bario this summer fell through). Buah Engkalak (Listea garciae) This is a soft fruit which looks […]

PPAG KUASA Archaeozoology 2017

I have just spent a week in Penang attending Universiti Sains Malaysia’s (USM) archaeozoology course. (if they had an undergrad programme this is where I’d be going). There were 11 people on the course, and it is aimed at museum/heritage professionals (i.e. grown-ups). Stayed at the USM Guest House which is the building directly opposite […]