Hong Kong West Kowloon – The railway station of the Hong Kong – Beijing high-speed railway

The Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is the terminus of the Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed railway. With the opening of the station in September 2018, it’s now possible to travel from Hong Kong to Beijing in one train trip. Construction began in 2011, which is about the same time that I became a regular visitor to […]

Flight Review: Air Asia – Macau to Chiang Mai

Flight: Air Asia FD 751 From: Macau (MFM) To: Chiang Mai (CNX) I flew with Air Asia from Macau to Chiang Mai. I was in Macau but didn’t have an onward destination in mind after that. After checking out my flight options with Skyscanner, Chiang Mai turned out to be a cheap option. I was […]

SanVa Hotel – The last guesthouse in Macau

Hotel Name: SanVa Hotel Address: 65-67 Rua da Felicidade, Macau, China. I stayed at the SanVa Hotel in Macau. The SanVa isn’t listed on hotel booking sites, and I only knew about it as I have been here before. I was travelling around China for two months, and I went to Macau to reset my […]

Hotel Review: Silka Seaview Hotel, Hong Kong

Hotel Name: Silka Seaview Hotel Address: 250 Shanghai St, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong. I stayed at the Silka Seaview Hotel in Hong Kong. I booked it online at Hotels.com and picked it for the combination of price and location. The Silka Seaview Hotel is a 3-star hotel in Yau Ma Tei, which is one […]

Flight Review: HK Express – Da Nang to Hong Kong

Flight: HK Express UO 553 From: Da Nang (DAD) To: Hong Kong (HKG) I flew with HK Express from Da Nang to Hong Kong. HK Express are a low cost airline based in Hong Kong, flying to destinations in East Asia, and a few destinations in Southeast Asia. I’ve flown with HK Express before from […]

Guesthouse Review: Sea Sun Homestay, Hoi An – Vietnam

Hotel Name: Sea Sun Homestay Address: 29 Phan Tinh, Cua Dai, Hoi An, Vietnam. I stayed at Sea Sun Homestay in Hoi An. I booked it for its location on the beach outside Hoi An. I usually stay in the old town area of Hoi An when I’m visiting, and for first-time visitors I suggest […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air – Ho Chi Minh City to Danang

Flight: VietJet VJ 634 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Danang (DAD) I flew with VietJet Air from Ho Chi Minh City to Danang. There are numerous flights a day between the two cities with three airlines, so I compared flights with Skyscanner to find the right time and price combination. To give you […]

Byron Bay Train – The world’s first solar-power train

Byron Bay is one of the most visited regional towns in Australia, receiving over 1.5 million visitors annually. It became famous for its surfer and hippy culture in the 60’s, but they long ago got priced out when cashed-up Sydney-siders and Hollywood stars moved in. It still retains an alternative vibe though, with eco-friendly shops […]

Where I’m At: December, 2018 – Saigon edition

Greetings from Saigon and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to and general site news. Where I’ve Been Northern Rivers I started the month in the Northern Rivers region of northern New South Wales. I was staying near Byron Bay, which has become an aspirational destination for […]

How to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by train

Getting the train from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur used to be a straight-forward affair. The train would leave from Tanjong Pagar railway station (near downtown Singapore), clear immigration for both countries at Woodlands, and then continue on the same train to Kuala Lumpur. I did this journey in 2009 and it was a great way […]