An AzAmazing Evening in Manila

One of my favorite things about cruising with Azamara Club Cruises is their AzAmazing Evenings. This was my third cruise with Azamara and of course my third AzAmazing Evening. They are very well thought out and put together nights of cultural entertainment in an important cultural place for the city it’s held in. For my […]

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River

A few years ago, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River was named one of the new seven wonders of nature. At the time, it was one of two that I had not been to: the other being Komodo Island. So when the opportunity for this cruise on the Azamara Quest came up and I saw I […]

The Primates of Borneo

Back in 2009 when I was still trying to visit every country in the world and in fact every territory in the world, I went boppin around Borneo for a few days. That seems like a lifetime ago and earlier today when I landed at Sandakan onboard the Azamara Quest in the Malaysian state of […]

Komodo Island: Land of Dragons

I’ve long wanted to visit Komodo Island and see the Komodo Dragons for myself in the flesh. Each prior time I’ve been to Bali, I just couldn’t work it out time wise. Getting to Komodo Island is no simple task either. You need to dedicate at least 2 days flying to a neighboring island from […]

Muay Thai Boxing in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the best cities in the world. It is known for many things: some beautiful and artistic, while some are dubious and downright nasty. That’s the thing that’s cool about Bangkok-it has something for everyone. One thing Bangkok offers is Muay Thai Boxing. So on my last night in Asia, thanks to […]

Myanmar is Opening to Tourists

Myanmar (Burma) is one of those places. Ones of those places that make you think twice about going there. Not that you really know much about Myanmar but you know what you’ve heard isn’t good politically. However, if you’ve traveled much in the region, intrepid travelers will tell you it’s one of their favorite spots […]

How To Visit the Batu Caves

Batu Caves is essentially is a massive limestone hill; which contains a series of caves and cave temples throughout. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India and it is dedicated to Murugan, a Hindu deity. How to visit the Batu Caves can be a little confusing though. The cave […]

Why I Went to Bali and Did Absolutely Nothing

Bali is one of the best places in the world. It is such an amazing island and there is so much to see and do. It is one of the premier backpacker destinations and known as a major party place, at least in certain areas of the island. It also happens to be one of […]

Sunrise at Borobudur

Ever since I first laid eyes on Angkor Wat, back in 2004, I wanted to also visit Borobudur. Each time I have been in Southeast Asia since 2004 it hasn’t worked out where I could get to see it. Well this time it did. I flew from Singapore to Yogyakarta and based myself there to […]

Prambanan Temple Complex

Prambanan is the most evocative Hindu temple complex in Java. It features about 50 temple sites, many of which suffered extensive damage during the 2006 Earthquake that devastated the island. The temples survived but many incurred lasting damage that will take years to fix, especially on the main Shiva Temple; which had damage to 479 […]

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