Breaking the myths o...

And so, on this March 17th 2011, radiation is continuing to leak from the TEPCO Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, following the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, but at what rate? I keep hearing conflicting reports about radiation levels monitored, recommended exclusion zone...

A Singapore Sling

Crikey! I have just stepped onto the KTM Intercity overnight steam train from KL Sentral station to Singapore. I’ve just lugged my enormous 20kg travel bag about 13 carriages down to J1 in 32 degree heat, and dripping with sweat. My feet are killing me from my expedition to the mosque,...

Halong Bay

We’re currently sitting in an air conditioned corporate taxi to Halong City, crossing the massive iron truss bridges over the Red River Delta. I am continually amazed, watching intently as our well-groomed driver, dressed in an extraordinarily expensive suit, frequently overtakes into...

Kuala Lumpur

We have just experienced a mindblowing week and checked off two of the world’s seven ancient and natural wonders, the magnificent limsestone cliff islands and coves of Halong Bay and the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, with its detailed engravings and spectacular architecture. I’m now...

Dark City. Phnom Pen...

There are three ways of travelling to Phnom Penh from Siem Reap- by road, by barge, or by air. This morning we toured Chong Kneas, a floating village in the Tonle Sap lake, the largest freshwater body of water in South East Asia, where we jetted past a number of floating shops, houses,...

Lost in Hanoi

It’s a 32 degree, humid evening in Hanoi. We have just walked out of our hotel in the Old Quarter, for a casual stroll down to Vincom City shopping mall. We’re on a mission to locate an iPod charger, and pre-book our tickets to the water puppets and the circus. All we have is a...