When the clock struck midnight a year ago, I was standing in the crowd around Marina Bay, Singapore, with my luggage, having landed just two hours earlier in my return from South Africa. The fireworks were so numerous and extravagant that the air over the bay became dark with smoke and residue, even before the … More Thank You 2017
Over the past months my passport has taken a slight beating, which on the whole is a dream come true. However, in true cliché fashion, the reality of my dream to travel with work has come with a few variations from the initial plan: Short nights, plenty of time between the airport, the taxi, the … More 4 days train’ng around Eastern Japan
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
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
Using the combined powers of The First Paycheck, The Birthday and The Need To Move, I tossed together a surprise long weekend for myself to Bali. Being a well-known name on the ‘been there’ list of Asian destinations, I wasn’t too sure what to expect, besides other tourists and travelers. So if you’re thinking of taking … More Bali for a (birthday) weekend