Other than Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is a little bit off the beaten track. Approximately 70 million people pass through KL’s airport every year but typically, it’s used by foreigners as a stopover rather than an end destination. An absence of a promoted party scene, like there is in Thailand and Vietnam, might put the younger… Continue reading Travel to (not through) Kuala Lumpur
Before arriving, I’d been warned not to fall in love with Sydney on first impression. Its beauty and charm is allegedly deceiving. One Melburnian said “Melbourne is the book. Sydney is the film – because there’s so much more to Melbourne’s scene; music, art culture, food. Sydney lacks any substance.” I don’t fall in love… Continue reading Seven days in Sydney
The absence of links and images is due to the fact that yet another piece of technology has prevailed. This time, my beloved, shitty notebook. May he rest in piece. And may you forgive bad formatting and visually naked content. Three months after I left my job in London behind I panicked. Sat in a… Continue reading How to get back into work after travelling?
Ahhhh Vietnam. How I wish I could go back and relive the 30 days I spent backpacking this awesome country. The food, the company, the culture – everything about travelling Vietnam made me smile. Well, not everything. Vietscam in the North, for example, was certainly NOT a highlight. Please, please watch out for any companies… Continue reading Vietnam: Overview itinerary
Travelling Asia, you’ll be aware of two types of travel bug.The first being the one with the hot flushes, the incontinence, projectile vomiting and a prayer to the gods that you’ll do anything to take away the pain.The second being far less physically agonising, but arguably just as painful. Yes, the holiday blues…times 1000. The… Continue reading The travel bug.
If you’re a culture vulture you’re going to love Northern Thailand. Far removed from the island backpacker lifestyle, Chiang Mai has heaps on offer that doesn’t involve binging on buckets – although don’t worry, you can still find a party :). From the Night Bazaar to Muay Thai fights, to mediating with a monk and… Continue reading Top things to do in Chiang Mai
One of the first travel tips I received about Asia happened in the first month of me arriving in Melbourne. My new backpacker friend told me about a ‘secret’, hidden gem in the northern mountains of Thailand. He urged me to visit before it became too commercial. Pretty much ever since that advice was given… Continue reading A little slice of Pai.