Ornamental street signs of Thailand

In Thailand there are many cities that decorate their street signs with icons associated with the city. Here are some that I have seen over the years in my travels in Thailand. Patong Beach, Phuket Patong Beach in Phuket with a dolphin street sign. Krabi Town Krabi Town with a sword-wielding elephant. Of course. Maeklong […]

Hotel Review: Marina Bay Sands – Singapore

Hotel Name: Marina Bay Sands Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay, Singapore I stay in Singapore at least once a year as Changi Airport is such a convenient travel hub. Over the last couple of years I have been wondering, “what is that thing being built at Marina Bay?” The answer is the Marina Bay […]

52 inspiring Buddhist quotes and sayings on life

Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai is one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the city and houses the Phra Buddha Sihing, an important Buddha statue. In the Wat compound there are famous Buddhist quotes and sayings attached to trees throughout the garden, which makes for an enlightened walk around the Wat. On my walks […]

Terracotta Warriors, Xi’an – China

Terracotta Warriors, Xi’an – China. Travel Photos: Terracotta Warriors Xi’an Photo Gallery

Macau – Las Vegas of the East

Macau has become the biggest gambling centre in the world, having overtaken Las Vegas in terms of gaming revenues in 2007. There aren’t as many entertainment options in Macau compared to Las Vegas (like the shows and theme parks), so it remains to be seen if Macau can become Rat Pack cool like Vegas. The […]

Flight Review: MASwings – Miri to Mulu, Malaysia

Airline: MASwings From: Miri (MYY) To: Mulu (MZV) Gunung Mulu National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia. While it’s not far from the city of Miri, there are no roads from Miri and the boat there is costly and slow. So the easiest way there is to fly. About MASwings […]

Attending a traditional tribal wedding in Sabah, Borneo

Sometimes weird and wonderful things happen when you travel. I had a good feeling about Malaysian Borneo the moment I arrived in Kota Kinabalu and I ended up spending longer in KK than I had intended. I wasn’t in a hurry to leave and things just kept happening. On what was meant to be my […]

Gulangyu – a car-free island near Xiamen, China

In my travels around China I got to see the A-list cultural highlights such as the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Warriors, as well as seeing the wonderful Giant Pandas. What I found more surprising about China is the amount of unheralded goodness there is in this country. One […]

Victoria Peak – The best view in Hong Kong

If you wake up in Hong Kong and the sun is shining and the sky is blue, head for the hills. Victoria Peak in particular. The peak gives you the best view of Hong Kong, and it is worth going up the peak for the Peak Tram alone, one of the most famous tramways in […]

My plan for saving the endangered Giant Panda

As I made my way across China what I kept hearing the most was how good the pandas of Chengdu were. I was getting so many good reviews I had to investigate further. Chengdu has become famous for the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, which is the most popular place to view pandas in China. […]