Cafes to work from in Taipei

Taipei Cafes

If you are looking for a city in Asia to base yourself as a writer or digital nomad then add Taipei to your consideration list. With 90 day visa on arrival for most western countries and unadulterated internet, Taipei is a good base for location independent types. Taipei is well known for its food scene […]

I’m going to South America!

Air France-KLM South America

South America has been a glaring omission in my travels so I’m happy to announce I will be making a trip to Argentina and Uruguay this month. For this trip I am partnering with Air France/KLM who are providing my flights from London to Buenos Aires and Montevideo back to London, via their respective hubs […]

In Pictures: Occupy Hong Kong Protests (29 September, 2014)

Occupy Hong Kong

I landed in Hong Kong and arrived in the middle of the biggest protests Hong Kong has seen since being handed back to China in 1997. The protests are over Beijing’s decision to screen candidates for elections. These photos were from the protest around the Central/Admiralty area of Hong Kong, on Hong Kong Island (#OccupyCentral […]

New Country Day: Taiwan

Welcome To Taiwan

Country: Taiwan Date: 14 September 2014 I’ve been wanting to visit Taiwan for the last two years so after some wrangling of frequent flyer points I have managed a visit before going to Europe. This is my first time here so today is New Country Day which is always a travel day I love. I […]

Airport Review: klia2 – the budget terminal of KUL Airport

klia2

klia2 is the new budget airline terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It opened for passengers on 9 May 2014, replacing the former budget terminal LCCT. The old Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) at KUL resembled a tin shed and it wasn’t long before AirAsia grew beyond the intended capacity. While it was ok to […]

Notes on Dili, East Timor

East Timor Government Building

A little big city Dili is the smallest capital city in Southeast Asia, and also the newest, having gained independence from Indonesia in 2002. While Dili is going to feel sedate after being in the other capital cities of the region, travel is a relative experience so your impression will depend on where you’re arriving […]

How to travel Flores (Indonesia) in 1 week

Labuan Bajo Sunset

[The coast of Flores. And the answer to why bus travel takes so long.] I’m wrapping up my Flores posts to highlight how to travel Flores in the space of a week. Originally I had intended to spend 2 weeks there, but my trip was cut short when I realised I needed extra time to […]

Bajawa day trip: Volcanoes, traditional villages, and hot springs

Bajawa Day Trip

[Bajawa, Flores - Indonesia] On my trip to Flores I stopped at Bajawa, which is about half way between Labuan Bajo (for Komodo National Park) and Moni (for Kelimutu National Park). If you are travelling overland in Flores it’s worth stopping regularly as bus travel is arduous. Bajawa is a small market city in the […]

Cafes in Bali for writers and digital nomads

Mugshot Cafe - Bali

Bali has long been a popular destination for creative types, but for us reliant on the internet its reputation of poor internet connectivity precedes it. I was a bit sceptical to come back myself. Last time I was here (4 years ago) I had a hard time finding accommodation with wifi, and there wasn’t much […]

Komodo dragons and coral reefs: Komodo National Park 2 day boat tour

Putri Komodo Tours

[One of the many islands of Komodo National Park.] Komodo National Park is a protected watery expanse that covers a group of islands and reefs to the east of the island of Flores, Indonesia. Komodo is famous for the giant lizards of the same name, but it’s also home to some of the best coral […]