Where I’m At: May, 2019 – Nha Trang edition

Greetings from Nha Trang and another edition of Where I’m At – my monthly summary of where I’ve been and other site news. I’m in Nha Trang as I booked a cheap international flight from here, and I’m about to embark on a RTW trip. I’m often a month behind on this blog, so follow […]

Getting the train in the troubled deep south of Thailand

As a frequent traveller to Thailand I’m familiar with the troubles of the deep south of Thailand, where many countries have advisories to not travel there. As part of my Southeast Asia railway project I took a train through the southern provinces. This is my trip report and what to expect. What this isn’t is […]

Koh Kradan – The tropical island paradise in Thailand you’ve been dreaming of

Koh Kradan is an island in the Andaman Sea off the coast of southern Thailand. Out of all the islands I’ve visited in Thailand, Kradan might be the most idyllic. Of course there is no such thing as the perfect island, but Kradan ticks a lot of boxes for what would make a tropical island […]

Bangkok to Trang by train, and onward connections to the Trang Islands

Getting the train from Bangkok to Trang in Southern Thailand is a great way to get the Trang Islands. Sleeper trains depart Bangkok every evening, arriving in Trang at a reasonable hour in the morning. From the train station you can then get minivans to the pier for boats to the islands. There are two […]

Jewel Changi Airport review – An architectural marvel at the world’s best airport

In March 2019 Singapore Changi was crowned the best airport in the world for the seventh year in a row. That was just before Jewel Changi Airport opened. After previewing this architectural marvel I can’t see how any other airport is going to take this title in the foreseeable future. Jewel Changi is a mixed […]

Hotel Review: Hotel Snow Lavender – Singapore

Hotel Name: Hotel Snow Lavender Address: 26 Cavan Rd, Singapore. I stayed at the Hotel Snow Lavender in Singapore. I booked it for it’s price and location in Singapore. I got a single room with a private bathroom for the rate of $32.05 USD, which is an amazing deal for Singapore. There are hostel beds […]

Flight Review: Scoot – Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

Flight: Scoot TR 453 From: Kuala Lumpur (KUL) To: Singapore (SIN) I flew with Scoot from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. There are numerous options the choose from between these two cities so I compared flights with Skyscanner to find an appropriate time. In the end I went with Scoot for the price and time of […]

Airbnb in Kuala Lumpur – Modern private studio with city view for $29 a night

Kuala Lumpur is undergoing a construction boom that is giving the city one of the best skylines in Southeast Asia. With so many apartment towers going up there are plenty of short term apartment rentals on the market. I had a 4 night stay in the city, so I had a look on Airbnb for […]

Cu Chi Tunnels – Historic Vietnam War site near Saigon

The Cu Chi Tunnels are a network of tunnels to the northwest of Saigon built by communist guerrilla troops (Viet Cong). They were originally built during the resistance against French colonialists, and then expanded during the fight against American and South Vietnamese forces. The tunnel network is now a popular tourist attraction, being one of […]

Guesthouse Review: Taman Negara Travellers Lodge, Kuala Tahan – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Taman Negara Travellers Lodge Address: Taman Negara, Kuala Tahan, Malaysia. I stayed at the Taman Negara Travellers Lodge in Kuala Tahan, Malaysia. I booked online for the rate of 60 MYR ($14.45 USD) plus there is a 10 MYR ($2.40 USD) government tax which is not collected during booking. Kuala Tahan is the […]