Hours of travel, years of waiting in ferry terminals, how could our long-weekend trip to Tioman turn out anything but disastrous? Let me tell you why we would do it all over again – for an island that lives at its own pace. There & back again Getting to Tioman seems to involve going with … More Why would anyone go to Tioman, Malaysia?
With so much emphasis on being a traveler and not a tourist, some holidays can seem a guilty pleasure. So far I’ve focused on sharing journeys which felt adventurous. However we all want to avoid too much adventure under our fingernails now and then, so let me share one of those. Having an alarming amount of … More Peace and Pokemon around Chiang Mia, Thailand
So you have about a weekend free for Ho Chi Min City (HCMC) and again for Hanoi, the classic internal-external combination, reminiscent of Beijing and Shanghai or Johannesburg and.. the rest of South Africa. That’s quite a coincidence, since I just recently had the exact same opportunity. Unlike other trips, I don’t believe my experience made the … More 4 days free for HCMC & Hanoi, Vietnam
So you have about 24 hours free in Yangon, a city you’ve never seen before, in a country you’re still puzzling the history of. With so much excitement and so little time, let me share with you what was my satisfying 1 day free in Yangon, Myanmar. The flight landed around 11am local time, in … More 1 day free in Yangon, Myanmar
When my colleague reminded me that there was a public holiday coming up this week, my first response was a wistful staring into the distance, plotting ways 1 day could turn into 3 weeks backpacking around Asia, but more on that later. What I wasn’t at all aware of was the cultural rabbit hole that lay ahead. … More 3 highlights, sharing Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Self-awareness is an amazing onion to peel and truly there are even times it may bring out a tear. It is of course quite difficult to really reflect on ourselves, to see things we are blind to, be that on purpose or by no intentional fault of our own. However, in life so far there … More Self-awareness in the dark