Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the biggest city in Malaysia and a major air hub in Southeast Asia. If you are travelling in the region the chances are you are going to passing through here at some point. While it’s nowhere near as big as Bangkok, it’s a spread-out city that sprawls along a valley. The roads […]

Visiting the former apartheid prison of Robben Island

Cape Town has a range of museums and memorials remembering the era of apartheid. The most well-known symbol of apartheid is Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. Robben Island is about 7km off the coast of Cape Town at its closest point, and it has served as a […]

A list of the best cafes in Cape Town

On my trip to South Africa I spent two weeks in Cape Town which gave me enough time to visit the best cafes in Cape Town without getting over-caffeinated. I didn’t know what to expect so I was happily surprised to find a burgeoning cafe scene here. I was also surprised that there were no […]

Notes on Cape Town

Cape Town is a place I have been wanting to visit for years. I’ve read Cape Town as being described as a cross between San Fransisco and Sydney, and a few long-term travellers I know have called it their favourite city in the world. With such endorsements I was curious to see what it is […]

Where I’m At: Saigon – June, 2016

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Saigon! I was last here in February so after three months of solid travel it’s good to be back. Where I’ve Been I started may in South Africa which is where I spent most […]

Lake St. Lucia – home to the largest hippo population in South Africa

When it comes to the big animals of Africa the hippopotamus lives in the shadow of the Big Five: African lion, African elephant, cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros. The term “Big Five” was coined by game hunters for being the five most difficult animals to hunt on foot. It has since become a check-list […]

Flight Review: Singapore Airlines – Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Singapore Airlines SQ 172 From: Singapre (SIN) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Singapore Airlines from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City. This was the second leg of my journey, with the first flight being from Cape Town to Singapore. My flight was provided by South Africa Tourism (Australia) as part […]

Guesthouse Review: Anh Dao Guesthouse, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Guesthouse Name: Anh Dao Guesthouse Address: 235 De Tham street, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam I stayed at the Anh Dao Guesthouse in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I booked online at the rate of $13.37 USD per night. I booked it for its price and location, which is in […]

Flight Review: Singapore Airlines – Cape Town to Singapore

Flight: Singapore Airlines SQ 479 From: Cape Town (CPT) To: Singapore (SIN) Via: Johannesburg (JNB) I flew with Singapore Airlines from Cape Town to Singapore. The flight was provided by South Africa Tourism (Australia) as part of a press trip I was on in Johannesburg and Durban. I went to Cape Town after the trip […]

Hotel Review: SunSquare Cape Town – South Africa

Hotel Name: SunSquare Cape Town Address: 6 Mill Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa I stayed at the SunSquare in Cape Town, South Africa. I was a guest of the hotel who provided my stay in order to review. SunSquare is a hotel from the Tsogo Sun group. This wasn’t a familiar brand to […]