The Perhentian Islands – Snorkeling

Welcome to Pulau Perhentian Kecil! Snorkeling in Paradise! Beautiful beaches, scuba diving, snorkeling and fire jugglers, what more could a backpacker want in the beautiful Pulau Perhentian Kecil, the smaller of the two remote tropical islands off the coast of North East Malaysia. Isn’t there something truly sensational about being back out at sea after a…

Georgetown, Penang – Art & History

Hey Traveller! Don’t forget to visit George Town, Penang to see the cool street art on your journey throughout Malaysia! This old colonial town is rich in history and overflowing with hip, fun and inspiring artwork. I arrived in George Town on March 18th from the Cameron Highlands. I heard through word of mouth that…

Angkor Thom – Part 2

Angkor Thom – The Ancient Capital Part 2 of 2 on my adventures through the ancient temples of Angkor! Please see part 1 for tour options and my visit to Angkor Wat. Angkor Thom Of the 1200 plus temples of Angkor, the largest grouping of structures is located at Angkor Thom. It’s huge! It took…

Angkor Wat – Part 1

 The Temple of Angkor Wat The five days I spent in Siem Reap, Cambodia, touring the temples of Angkor were so grand I simply can’t cover it all in one article. So here is part 1 of 2 covering the tour options and the great Angkor Wat! I arrived in Siem Reap on February 7th…

Phnom Penh & The Killing Fields

A heartfelt day in Phnom Penh On February 5th I arrived in the capital city of Cambodia: Phnom Penh. It was already late, around 8pm, and I had spent the entire day travelling by bus and trudging through disorganized border customs. After a 2.5 km walk to the Royal Hotel I settled down for the…

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Saigon is brighter than ever, and louder too! On February 3rd, I arrived in Saigon via day bus from Da Lat City. The drive down from the mountains was scenic and grand as I descended to flat marshlands leading straight into the heart of the biggest city in Vietnam, formerly known as Saigon. Over my…

A Bright Night in Hoi An

Hoi An, The city of a thousand lanterns! Welcome to the UNESCO world heritage ancient city of high fashion and night lanterns in Vietnam! Hoi An is located roughly half way along the coast of Vietnam, geography and commercially, the tailoring center for trendy tourists. Hoi An gets a bad reputation for being overpriced and…

The Karsts and Caves of Phong Nha Ke-Bang National Park

Phong Nha Ke-Bang National Park is a sight to behold! The massive limestone Karst that define the landscape hide the enormous limestone caves deep inside. The high mountains and deep caves are a must see when visiting Vietnam. The park is located roughly 500kms south of Hanoi, or 3 hours north of Hue close to…

Swinging over to Cat Ba Island

Hello! Hello! Cat Ba! January 17th I travelled with my friend Jenna by Bus, Bus, Ferry Bus to Cat Ba Island off the coast of northern Vietnam. January is the middle of their winter season so the weather was a little cold, requiring a sweater in the evening. We were fortunate to be visiting while…

Heavenly Homestay – Ta Phin Village

A Homestay in the mountains of Sa Pa, Vietnam Travelled by Cam, Jenna and Tonya On January 13th 2016, we arrived via night bus from Hanoi to Sa Pa. At 6:30 am, a taxi had been arranged by our homestay to deliver us into the country side through a narrow and windy dirt road. After 30…