Future Southeast Asia – A map of proposed railways in Southeast Asia

What would Southeast Asia look like if it had a fully functioning railway network? I have thought about this many times, usually while on a bus ride from hell (Huay Xai to Luang Prabang springs to mind). I envision it to be a cross between China’s high-speed rail network and Europe’s international InterCity services. With […]

A complete guide to train travel in Southeast Asia

Travel by train is a great way to experience the landscapes of Southeast Asia, and to meet the people who live here. Personally I think train travel the best way to travel in the region, and I always choose it if it’s a suitable option. With low cost airlines having revolutionised travel in Southeast Asia, […]

Boracay Travel Guide

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Manila Travel Guide

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Philippines Travel Guide

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Devouring durians in Davao

Durians and I I’m not a fan of durians. Every time I have tried a piece it has grossed me out and had me wishing for a bottle of mouth wash and a tongue scraper. And the taste lingers for ages; durians – it seems – cannot be untasted. Despite this I have still been […]

Hotel Review: Park Inn by Radisson Davao, Davao – Philippines

Hotel Name: Park Inn by Radisson Davao Address: Next to SM Lanang Premier Mall, J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao, Philippines. I stayed at the Park Inn by Radisson Davao as a guest of Club Carlson, who I was working with on their Global Travelers campaign. I had a junior suite room which included a bedroom and […]

Business and beaches in Davao

Where is Davao anyway? I don’t recall knowing of Davao until a couple of years ago. I think I knew it was in the Philippines but I definitely had to look on the map. For me, Davao was put on the map by Justin and Joe from the Empire Flippers (then known as Adsense Flippers); […]

El Nido Travel Guide

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My first mountain climb – Mt Hibok-Hibok in the Philippines

I love a good walk. I can wander the streets of New York or London all day no problem. While I am at ease on flat urban terrain, I have never attempted a mountain climb before. On my trip to the Philippines I figured this was the ideal place to test my flatland legs on […]