Melaka – Malaysia 2016

Melaka (aka Malacca) is another of the British Straits Settlements. It has a long colonial history, having been conquered by the Portuguese then the Dutch and then the British. It was also occupied by the Japanese in the 2nd World War.  Nowadays it is a popular tourist spot, both for domestic and international travelers. It’s interesting for its history, street art, scenic river and cafe’s. I headed there after my… Read moreMelaka – Malaysia 2016

Saigon and the Mekong Delta

Staying in the backpacker district of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) wasn’t the greatest of experiences, I don’t really like the area and you get hassled a lot, though my time in the city wasn’t all bad. Me, Dylan and Amanda had bussed it there and after some issue’s by motorbike Andrew joined us. There was only one day where we really did anything of note. Setting off at 8am… Read moreSaigon and the Mekong Delta

Da Lat and Mui Ne – Vietnam 2016

Da Lat First thing – if you visit Da Lat I highly recommend you stay at Cozy Nook hostel! It’s a really great family run place and it really made my stay in Da Lat special! The owners are very friendly and helpful and every night they do a sit down dinner (only $3) for everyone in the common area, which makes it a very pleasant social hostel! Plus the… Read moreDa Lat and Mui Ne – Vietnam 2016

Hoi An – Vietnam 2016

photos of Hoi An

Hoi An is a very pretty town, and it has a great beach too, making it rather popular with all kinds of tourists in contrast to my previous stop Phong Nah, which was largely adventurous backpackers. I spent my time in Hoi An hanging out with a Canadian girl Stacie and Breanne and Sarah (also Canadians, see my last post). Also met a dude named Charlie whose from pretty near… Read moreHoi An – Vietnam 2016

Cat Ba Island and Phong Nah (caves, caves, caves) – Vietnam 2016

Cat Ba After being dumped by a night bus in Hanoi at 3:30am and catching a small amount of sleep on a hostel sofa, I caught a bus to Cat Ba island. And when I say bus I mean 2 buses, a boat and then another bus to reach Cat Ba town. On the way I met Breanna and Sarah, from Canada, and the 3 of us went Rock Climbing… Read moreCat Ba Island and Phong Nah (caves, caves, caves) – Vietnam 2016

Athens 2013

Continuing the tales of past travels, this post is about my trip in August/September 2013 to the wonderful city of Athens, Greece. I spent a week there, which was considered a long time by many others I met as people are so keen to visit the islands or are stopping by on a round Europe trip, but with the city’s amazing history I really wanted to take the time to… Read moreAthens 2013