Hon Ba Island, Vung Tau – Vietnam

Vung Tau - Vietnam

Vung Tau is a beach city about 1.45 hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City (depending on how crazy your driver is). I was warned in advance to not expect much of the beach, so my expectations were suitably met. The city itself is much nicer than I thought it would be and it’s a […]

Canal Boats, Bangkok – Thailand

Khlong Boats, Bangkok – Thailand

When it comes to public transport in Bangkok a useful east-west option is the Khlong Saen Saep Express Boat. The boats ply the Saen Saep canal along an 18 KM route and are a good option in peak hours when the roads are getting jammed. Just pray you don’t fall into the black doom that […]

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 […]

Fishing Boats, Sabang – Indonesia

Fishing Boats - Sabang

Traditional fishing boats in Sabang, Pulau Weh – Indonesia. Travel Photos: Pulau Weh photo gallery.

Fishing boats and mosque, Banda Aceh – Indonesia

Banda Aceh - Indonesia

Fishing boats and mosque, Banda Aceh – Indonesia. Travel Photos: Banda Aceh photo gallery

Crab Market, Kep – Cambodia

Kep- Cambodia

Fishing boats by the Kep crab market, Cambodia. Travel Photos: Kep photo gallery

Otres Beach Sunset #nofilter, Sihanoukville – Cambodia

Otres Beach Sunset

Sihanoukville is a popular backpacker beach town in Cambodia. Just south of the busy main beaches there is a small headland that cuts the beach off, and behind that is Otres Beach. There is not much going here, which was just what I was looking for in a beach break. On my last night there […]

Royal Barge Procession – Bangkok 2012

Royal Barge Procession

If you happen to find yourself in Bangkok on the 9th of November then you are fortuitous to be here during the Royal Barge Procession. This event has only been held 16 times since 1959 and this years procession was meant for last year, which was postponed due to the floods. Before the main event […]

Where I’m At: Bangkok with bloggers and boats

Royal Barge Model

After making my way to Malaysia last week I was planning to head to Indonesia. Instead I have ended up back in Bangkok (again!) after getting an invitation to attend the Royal Barge Procession rehearsal. [Not an actual barge] This event is only held every few years so I couldn’t pass up the offer. It […]

Leg rowing fisherman, Inle Lake – Myanmar

Leg rowing fisherman, Inle Lake – Myanmar

A leg rowing fisherman on Inle Lake, rowing with one leg while controlling a net. As with any great skill, they make it look so easy to balance at the end of a small boat with an oar wrapped around their leg. I’m sure I would end up in the drink after 2 seconds of […]