Phnom Penh Cafes

Phnom Penh Cafes

Phnom Penh has a special place in my heart as it was the first city in Southeast Asia I visited, back in 2005. I remember paying $2USD for a motorbike taxi from the airport, which may have been a dollar more than I was supposed to pay (I’m sure some wiseass backpacker pointed that out […]

Cafes in Hanoi for writers and digital nomads

Hanoi Cafes

Following up on my guide to cafes in Ho Chi Minh City I now present my guide to cafes in Hanoi. In my previous cafe reports I have usually had at least a month to try out the cafes of each city. My trip to Hanoi was for one week, so this meant I had […]

The incredible cafe scene of Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

Id cafe

After my article about the cafe scene in Chiang Mai I was alerted to the fact that Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) has a healthy cafe scene going on as well. I know a number of location independent workers who have set up shop there and extoll the virtues of the good coffee and fast, […]

Good Idea: Free wi-fi on trains


The commuter transit system that serves Boston has free wi-fi on their trains. I tried the system out when I got the train from Boston to Providence (RI). The signal dropped out a few times along the way, but I was able to load up enough pages to read for the duration of the trip.

Ubud – The wi-fi capital of Indonesia

Free Wifi - Ubud

Ubud is the considered as the cultural centre of Bali. It is a popular place for expats and retreats for the mind, body and spirit. As a result Ubud has decent wi-fi availability. I would say I found better wi-fi here than in Jakarta, which must make it the best connected town or city in […]

Free Wifi: Padang Airport, Indonesia

Padang - free wifi

Sumatra is not the most wired Island I’ve ever been to so I was surprised to find free Wifi at Padang Airport.

Wireless internet access in Malaysia

Wifi in Penang

So far I have been impressed with the wireless situation in Malaysia. In Kuala Lumpur I paid 10 MYR ($2.75 USD) for the privilege of gaining the wireless code at the guesthouse I was staying. You can use that code for the length of your stay. In Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands the rate […]

Wi-Fi in a bus

Wifi on bus

The Oxford Tube is a bus service that runs 24 hours a day between London and Oxford. This bus service now comes with free wireless internet onboard. Some seats in the downstairs section are at tables with powerpoints, so the bus ride becomes a pleasant way to catch up on emails. [Oxford Tube Wi-Fi]