Nomadic News: March 29, 2015

Tambo Airport

Greetings from O. R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg where I’m in transit after spending a wonderful week in Namibia. I was travelling around for most of the time and I barely used the internet, so I haven’t updated the blog or checked my emails in a while. What I did do though was go camping […]





New Country Day: Namibia

Namibia Flags

Country: Namibia Date: 21 March, 2015 Visiting anywhere in Africa in 2015 wasn’t even on my radar a month ago, and now here I am in Namibia. I was invited here by the Namibian Tourism Board at short notice, who asked if I wanted to visit the filming locations of Mad Max 4 (Mad Max: […]





Nomadic News: March 15, 2015

State Library of Victoria

Greetings from Bangkok. I’m back in Thailand for a week after my quick visit back to Australia. I did a country roadtrip last week and missed the weekly news, so here is this fortnights edition of Nomadic News. Living Abroad Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants? Second Passports The […]





Flight Review: AirAsia – Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok

AirAsia – Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok

Flight: Thai AirAsia FD 316 From: Kuala Lumpur (KUL) To: Bangkok (DMK) I flew with AirAsia from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok, booking direct at airasia.com. AirAsia is usually the cheapest flight between these two cities, though I always check with Skyscanner first, just to make sure there isn’t a crazy deal going on with another […]





Saigon Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Post Office Saigon

Saigon Central Post Office was designed and constructed by Gustave Eiffel (of the tower fame) and was opened in 1891. The building recently got a fresh coat of paint from and under-stated pastel creme colour to this electric yellow. There has been an uproar with this new coat of paint, but it looks closer to […]





Hotel Deal: 4 Star Bangkok for $17 a night – Marvel Hotel Bangkok – Thailand

Marvel Hotel Bangkok

Hotel Name: Marvel Hotel Bangkok Address: 30, Sukhumvit Road, Soi 22, Bangkok, Thailand I stayed at the Marvel Hotel Bangkok which I booked online via Agoda. I booked it for its price and location in the Sukhumvit area. This booking was one of those ridiculous deals that Agoda sometimes returns. There are over 1700 hotels […]





Where I Stayed: Mandarin Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Mandarin Pacific Hotel

Hotel Name: Mandarin Pacific Hotel Address: 2-8 Jalan Sultan, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I stayed at the Mandarin Pacific Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. I booked online and selected it for its location and price. I found a room available online for $22.59 USD which is a good deal considering a guesthouse room with a shared […]





Flight Review: AirAsiaX – Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur

AirAsia at MEL

Flight: AirAsiaX D7 215 From: Melbourne (MEL) To: Kuala Lumpur (KUL) I flew with AirAsiaX from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur, comparing fares on Skyscanner and booking direct at airasia.com. I was looking for the cheapest flight from Melbourne to anywhere in Southeast Asia (Singapore, KL, Bangkok) and as usual the AirAsia option came out as […]





Fishing fleet in Duong Dong, Phu Quoc – Vietnam

Duong Dong

Duong Dong is the main town of the island of Phu Quoc and it is worth a visit if you can drag yourself off the beach. While international visitors come for the beaches, Phu Quoc is probably better known for its fish sauce, and where there is fish sauce there is fishermen. Travel Photos: Phu […]





Where I’m At: Melbourne – In Australia for my annual visit

Melbourne

[Marvellous Melbourne.] Greetings from Melbourne. I’m back in Australia for my annual visit which involves visiting family and sorting through a years worth of mail that still gets sent to me. Melbourne is such a great city and I can see how I lived here for so long. Every time I return though I feel […]