Saturday Night’s Alright (For Writing)

When you work for yourself you soon find what hours are the most productive for you. I was reflecting on this when I found myself in a Hanoi-style cafe in Saigon on a saturday night. I usually walk around everywhere with my laptop, but this night I only had my notepad and pen at hand. […]

Cost of living Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City for $724 a month

[Ho Chi Minh City Hall] Here at I keep a cost of living tally for when I spend a month at a time in one location. I had heard from some online business friends that Ho Chi Minh City (AKA Saigon) is the new hotspot for online entrepreneurs, so naturally I had to go […]

Where I’m At: Otres Beach, Cambodia

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 […]

Where I’m At: Bangkok with bloggers and boats

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 […]

Cost of living Thailand: Living in Chiang Mai for $505 a month

In 2010 I arrived in Chiang Mai to celebrate Christmas with some fellow bloggers and online business friends. I thought it was going to be a two week visit, but I was then invited to attend a coffee tour which which brought me back the following month. Each time I came back I thought I […]

An unconventional convention: The World Domination Summit

As a work from home (or in my case, away) entrepreneur I have no proverbial water cooler to mingle with fellow work mates. To make up for this I attend a few conferences each year that are in my field of work. Most of the conferences I attend are travel blogging related (such as TBEX […]

Floating in the Dead Sea – Jordan

For as long as I have been listening to travellers tell tales about travel, floating on the water of the Dead Sea in Jordan (or Israel) always seems to make the list of things to do in ones life time. I can now say that having floated in/on the Dead Sea, it is one of […]

The underrated goodness of Zagreb

Having lived and travelled in Europe for a several years of my life, I have more than a few times heard people not talk so highly of Zagreb. Mostly Europeans who are more interested in heading for the beaches of Croatia rather than visit yet another European city. Coming from Australia, what I call a […]

Where I’m At: Bangkok: Travelling for the next two months

Greetings from Bangkok. While I have extolled the virtues of living in Chiang Mai, particularly with its excellent cafe culture, every time I come back to Bangkok I feel like I should be spending some more living time here as well. It didn’t feel right to leave Thailand without lingering in the capital, so I […]

Songkran in Chiang Mai – The worlds greatest water fight

Songkran in Chiang Mai I’ve had many friends over the years rave about how good Songkran is, so naturally I had to find out for myself. I have already attended one incredible festival in Chiang Mai, the Yi Peng Lantern Festival, which I didn’t think could be topped. I would have to say that Songkran […]