Where I’m At: Taipei

The Archway - Taipei

[The Archway - Taipei.] Greetings from Taipei. I’ve had three days here now and I’m glad I have given myself two weeks. While you could probably see all the sights in a week I have a list of places to eat and cafes to visit that would need at least a month to visit. People […]

Where I’m At: Ho Chi Minh City – Upcoming travels

Temple - Ho Chi Minh City

[Temple in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam.] Greetings from Ho Chi Minh City. My three month visa expires in a few days so rather than extending it I will be getting back on the road. Here is what I’ll be doing over the next few weeks. On sunday I will be […]

Where I’m At: Ho Chi Minh City – Getting my digital house in order

Chicken Pho

Greetings from Ho Chi Minh City. Another three month visa is about to expire which means I will be back on the road again soon (more on upcoming destinations next week). While it’s easy enough to extend your Vietnamese visa without having to leave the country, I use the three month time frame as a […]

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 […]