Naiharn beach in Phuket, a great place to stay if you are going to travel to Phuket
02 Jan 2014

Should You Travel to Phuket?

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

A pond on Pulau Ubin, Singapore
24 Dec 2013

A Day Trip to Pulau Ubin: Escaping Singapore City

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

The golden rock pagoda in Myanmar
17 Dec 2013

Climbing to See the Golden Rock in Myanmar

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

A week Java itinerary:
28 Nov 2013

Java Itinerary: A Week Exploring the Temples and Volcanoes of Java, Indonesia

Everyone knows about Bali, that iconic tourist island in Indonesia, but escape to one of the islands nearby and you’ll have a far different travel experience. I spent a week in Java, starting in Jogjakarta and journeying to some stunning volcanoes and ancient temples. Looking for a one week Java

A typical street in a Singapore suburb - street 32 in Tampines
25 Nov 2013

Tampines: Life in a Singapore Suburb

I can almost guarantee that of all the photos you may have seen of this tiny island nation, none were taken in the workmanlike Singapore suburb of Tampines. While there is probably good reason for this, I’m here to show you that a seemingly boring area can be a great

The main beach on Koh Rong,a beautiful and relaxing island in Cambodia
21 Nov 2013

Koh Rong, Cambodia: One of the Best Places to Relax in Southeast Asia

A Journey to Koh Rong I’d like to think I’m a pretty good traveller. I haven’t been ripped off too badly and am usually switched on, but on my journey to Koh Rong, Cambodia, my form deserted me. My brain had already switched to island time, but unfortunately I hadn’t remembered

18 Nov 2013

Cities and Their Celebrity Doubles: Bangkok / Nicholas Cage

Nicholas Cage is that rare sort of character. He wouldn’t seem out of place if you saw him shooting up heroin in the bathroom of your local pub, but you also wouldn’t be surprised to see him on TV, dressed in a suit, trying to stop little African kids getting

How to save $3000 a month teaching English in Singapore
06 Nov 2013

How to Save $3000 ($2400 USD) a Month Teaching English in Singapore

Choosing somewhere to teach in Asia can be a daunting task. Korea, Taiwan, Japan, China, these all sound like great options, and they probably are, but where can you save the most money? Assuming you read titles, you probably already know that teaching English in Singapore is a great choice.