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… View Post

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… View Post

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… View Post

Hoi An – Vietnam 2016

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… View Post

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… View Post

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… View Post