Things to do in Brunei
20 May 2014

Things to Do in Brunei on a Budget

Brunei is a really unique place to visit and makes for a great detour on any Southeast Asian trip. There are plenty of things to do in Brunei (Bandar Seri Begawan mostly), but the most interesting aspect of the country for me is the atmosphere. It’s incredibly quiet and peaceful, the

The view of Kampong Ayer, the largest water village in the world
17 May 2014

Kampong Ayer: Postcards from a Water Village in Brunei

Brunei had always been a mystery to me. For longer than I’d like to admit I thought it was in the Middle East (and I used to be good at geography – not sure how that one slipped by me), but it’s actually a small country wedged between 2 states

A sand bar at Asdu Sun Island Resort, the Maldives
25 Mar 2014

Asdu Sun Island: A Mid Range Maldives Experience

Welcome to Asdu Sun Island, one of over 1000 tiny islands in the Maldives. The beaches are white, the colour of the water is mind blowing, and just like Shakira, what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in beauty. It takes about a minute to walk

Bargaining in Southeast Asia: How to Get a Good Deal
20 Jan 2014

Bargaining in Southeast Asia: How to Get a Good Deal

Bargaining in Southeast Asia is part of the experience; at least it should be if you don’t want to get ripped off on a daily basis. Tourists rarely get quoted the real price for items, trips and sometimes even accommodation. If you go in with the right attitude and a