A Tour of Luxury Villas in Thailand

When most travelers think of Thailand they think cheap, budget, a place they can stay a long time for a little bit of money. Yes this is true, you can stay very cheaply in Thailand and yes it is the mecca for backpackers and bloggers. That’s why so many live here or stay here. They […]

Angkor Wat 11 Years Later

In 2004, I took my second big trip to Southeast Asia; the first had been in 1999. I traveled from Bangkok to Siem Reap by cheap bus. At that time, once you crossed into Cambodia the roads ceased to be paved. The bus broke down several times. We even had to push it out of […]

Things to do in Mandalay, Myanmar

Travel to Mandalay conjures up romantic images and thoughts of an Asia of a bygone era: an Asia that is unspoiled and untouched. The reality is that Mandalay is the second biggest city in Myanmar after Yangon and a sprawling, dusty city with not a lot of charm on the surface. However, if you look […]

Bagan Travel Tips

Getting your head around travel to Bagan can be really confusing when planning a trip to Bagan or travel to Myanmar (Burma) in general. So I thought some Bagan travel tips would be in order. Traveling to Bagan is a bit of a pain any way you slice it. So here are some Bagan travel […]

Essential Guide to El Nido, Philippines

El Nido is a very small town and area of rock islands in the north of the island of Palawan in the Philippines. El Nido is a bit of a pain to get to and it’s not currently big on the tourist map. However, it should be and it is coming. El Nido is one […]

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 […]

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 […]

A New Singapore

Fourteen years ago, the first time I came to Singapore, I came away thinking Singapore was really nice but really boring. I loved Singapore Airlines; I loved the food, and thought the city was like Disneyland because the streets were so clean. Well, the streets are still really clean, I still love the food and […]

Hardcore in Dili, Timor-Leste

Last night I went out for a few drinks at this place called One More Bar and Cafe here in Dili, East Timor. It was one of those typical third world upper level open air bars with a pool and ping pong table (I love both btw). Anyway, it was especially interesting and fun because […]

Somewhere in the World-East Timor

If you know me and if you have traveled with me, you know I like to use little catch phrases and my favorite travel phrase is “Somewhere in the World”. It kind of encompasses everything, especially the obvious of where the hell am I. It’s like when you go someplace really random or wacky and […]

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