Where I’m At: Dili – Travels in Timor, West and East

Sunset - Kupang, West Timor

Greetings from Dili, East Timor. I’ve spent the last week in the Island of Timor; West being in Indonesia; East being the independent nation of East Timor. Kupang – in West Timor – is not exactly somewhere people linger, but if you need a visa for East Timor you will find yourself here. My visa […]

Where I’m At: Ende – Flying through Flores

Komodo National Park

Greetings from Ende, Indonesia (yep, I had never heard of it either). This unremarkable provincial city is where I end my Flores trip. I had planned to spend more time in Flores but what I didn’t plan was an East Timor visa. You can get an East Timor visa at the consulate in Bali but […]

Where I’m At: Labuan Bajo – Visiting Komodo, Flores, and Timor

Flying into Labuan Bajo

Greetings from Labuan Bajo, Indonesia; the starting point for my trip across Flores and Timor (West and East). There are over 17,000 islands in Indonesia and I try and visit a new island every time I come back, though most of those islands look like this: [3 of the 17,000+ islands that make up Indonesia.] […]

Hanoi Rocks

Hanoi Old Quarter

Location: Hanoi – Vietnam Date: 4 Sept 2013 [Hanoi Old Quarter] I’ve been in Hanoi for the last week on a city break from Saigon. After spending so much time in the south it has been interesting to compare the differences of these two great cities, as well as comparing what I recall of Hanoi […]

Where I’m At: Language and moto mayhem in Ho Chi Minh City

City Hall at night - Saigon

It’s been a month since I got back to Ho Chi Minh City so it’s time for an update. Heads Down In The Hoch After months of non-stop travel it’s been great to unpack and stay somewhere I love for a while. In the last month I didn’t leave the city and yet I still […]

Where I’m At: Home-based in Ho Chi Minh City

Back in Ho Chi Minh City

[Greetings from Saigon] After three and a half months on the road I’m happy to report that I’m back in Ho Chi Minh City. I left at the end of March this year to begin a trip that would take me around Asia, Europe, and North and Central America. This trip included meet ups with […]

Where I’m At: Bangkok – On my way to Europe

Bangkok Dusk

I arrived in Bangkok last July with a plan to be here for three months before heading back to London. During that time I ended up going to Ho Chi Minh City instead, where I spent five of the last nine months. It seems that Saigon is putting in a good case for being a […]

Where I’m At: Four months in Ho Chi Minh City

Rush hour in Ho Chi Minh City

I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City last November with a three month visa, half wondering if my nomadic ways would keep me in a city for that long. Turns out I ended up extending my stay to four months, which is the longest I have been in one place for years (perhaps I am […]

Where I’m At: Ho Chi Minh City – I’m a Saigoner for the next three months

Spring Rolls

After spending a month in Ho Chi Minh City in September it was apparent to me that this city was a place that I want to base myself for a while. The cost of living is favourable, there are plenty of cafes with fast wifi, and at the moment there is a buzz to the […]

Where I’m At: Otres Beach, Cambodia

Otres Beach

It’s good to be back in Cambodia. I first visited Phnom Penh in 2005 in what was my first visit to Southeast Asia and I loved it the moment I stepped out of the airport and got on the back of a motorbike taxi. I have been back to the region at least once a […]