Things To Do In: Singapore – Singapore Flyer

On my last trip to Singapore I met up with the people of Singapore Flyer who took me on their giant wheel and gave me a whole new perspective of the city. The Singapore Flyer is located in the Marina Bay area of Singapore, and upon completion in 2007 became the world’s highest observation wheel. […]

Maeklong market railway, Thailand – The train that goes through a market

One of the more interesting train journeys in Southeast Asia I’ve had is riding through the Maeklong market railway in Thailand. Even if you’ve never heard of the town, you’ve probably seen a youtube video of a train going through a tightly-packed market, where market stalls are set up on the rails. The train barely […]

Notes on Vang Vieng: The one with all the Friends Bars

It’s official. I’m old. 38 years old. Ancient really. I was born at a young age, but I’ve got to say that in all of my life I have never been this old before. I was reflecting on my age while staying in Vang Vieng, Laos. Vang Vieng is set in an incredibly beautiful location. […]

Fondling Brass Boobies in Thailand

The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen often ranks as one of the most most disappointing attractions in Europe. I don’t know about that. Afterall you are forewarned that it’s going to be little. If you were one of those people who felt let down by the Little Mermaid then maybe you should come to Thailand. In […]

Eating your way around Penang

Penang is well known for being a foodies paradise, and it is one of those destinations where people go just to eat. If you don’t know your Hokkien Mee from your Wan Tan Mee, there is a great brochure that lists the most popular dishes of the Island. It gives a description of each meal […]

The world’s best airport names

Nepal have announced plans to name an airport after Sir Edmund Hillary and his climbing partner, Tenzing Norgay. Lukla airport will become Tenzing-Hillary airport. It is a common tradition worldwide to name an airport after a local hero. Here is a list of some of the best airport names in the world. UK – Liverpool […]

When can you say you’ve been to a country?

When can you say you’ve been to a country? Can you say you have been to a country if you only spent a few hours in one of its cities? Changing planes at international airports doesn’t count (of course), but what about a weekend or day trip to one place? Technically you can, but do […]

Save money on flights using alternative airports in Europe

Before my first trip to Europe I wouldn’t have been able to tell you where Karlsruhe, Katowice or Klagenfurt was on the map. Since then I not only know where they are, I have used their airports and have saved hundreds of Euros in the process. [Amsterdam Schiphol Airport – Closest isn’t always cheapest] My […]

Holland or the Netherlands?

[Map of the Netherlands with Holland highlighted] It seems that some people and media institutions still don’t understand the Holland/Netherlands relationship. Technically Holland is a region within the Netherlands made up of the two provinces of Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland. Saying Holland when you mean the Netherlands is like saying England when you mean Great Britain. […]

Tour Review: Classic Mini Tours of London

I have lived in London for two years of my life and I visit once a year for work. In all that time I have never been on a tour. The idea of getting on one of those big buses has never appealed to me. So when I was contacted by smallcarBIGCITY and offered a […]