Writer | Self-employed
An Elephant Never Forgets and Neither Will You: Where to Drink in Phnom Penh
In the Kingdom of Wonder – as Cambodia is known – the legendary elephant is woven throughout the local mythology. Elephants and royalty share the historical limelight. At the local level, ...
Heuglin's Lodge is for the Birds
I stumbled into the dining room for breakfast just after 07:00, somewhat bleary-eyed as I’d already been awake for three hours. When I asked Fiona about it she replied, “Yes, at Heuglin&...
Pastores del Sur: Gourmet Goat to Go
The Pastores del Sur is a family business in the true sense of the word. Founded by a brother and three sisters in 1952, their working dairy operation expanded to include seven cousins. In addition, ...
Veki's Village: Mbabane, Swaziland
Come for the view and the tranquillity; stay for the personalities of Veki Beronja and Dave Cranko. Tucked away on five hectares about four kilometres from the center of Mbabane, Veki’s...
Petite Anse, Grenada: No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem
“I didn’t exactly leave England saying I was going to go and build a resort in the Caribbean,” laughs Philip Clift, “but that is what happened.” The adventure for Philip and his wife, Anne, started ...
Ocho Once: Puerta Cerrada in Buenos Aires
The positive – or the negative if you are an outsider – is that Ocho Once lives up to all of the contradictions and cliques of being a puerta cerrada. The Spanish term literally means “closed door” ...
Oliver's Restaurant: Fine Dining in Grenada
Oliver’s Restaurant stretches across the front of the main building of the luxurious Spice Island Beach Resort. Slide up to a table that opens onto the Grande Anse beach...
Casablanca's Exclusive Churchill Club
In Casablanca, if the petit-taxi drivers don’t know the place, it doesn’t exist. And they don’t know the Churchill Club. Why? Because members arrive in their luxury vehicles or have ...
Gran Café Tortoni: Buenos Aires
“Actually, the floor is only about 100 to 110 years old,” Laura confides. Ah yes, but how many tens of thousands of people have walked how many possibly millions of kilometres on it? The ...
About Jody Hanson
Jody Hanson is a Canadian-born freelance writer who recently moved to Phnom Penh.