I’m usually a pretty considerate traveller, but here are some moments that I wasn’t: The time I forgot a guy’s name (who felt very strongly about remembering names) I was having a few beers at a bar in Sihanoukville, Cambodia with some people from my guesthouse when over walked an Australian.
One of the things I love about Southeast Asia is being able to see so many monkeys. I’m not sure why I’m so interested in them (in my defense, they do kinda look like people) but I could spend hours watching them go about their lives. Here are some of
Phuket has a bad reputation. Travel snobs will tell you it sold out long ago, that it no longer holds any mystery or allure and that you’d be better off going to one of the lesser known islands in Thailand instead. It’s popular because it appeals to the masses. Think
Five million people crammed into an area four times smaller than my hometown Dunedin (which has a population of around 120,000). People everywhere, all the time. This place has energy, a stir-fried charm that clings to your skin and makes you feel alive and exhausted at the same time. Every
An Idiot Abroad Karl Pilkington, a man who has no interest in travelling, is sent around the world, first to see the seven wonders and then to tick off some typical “bucket list” activities (there is also a shorter 3rd series where Karl travels through Europe, China and India with
It was 3 am and I was sitting on an ice-cold bus heading to a town that I didn’t even know the name of. Tired from a day of sightseeing in Yangon, I had just about fallen asleep when the bus stopped. Everyone started filing off. Where was I? Was
When I told people I was going to go out of my way to spend 2 days in Jakarta the general reaction was…why? It isn’t the kind of place you go to just have a look and see the sights. I’m probably one of the few who actually went there for
It had always been a dream of mine to see wild monkeys, but after six months living in Taiwan I was yet to lay eyes on one and I was getting restless. To me, seeing a monkey in the wild was a sign I’d finally ended up somewhere exotic, a