Angkor – Why would anyone go there?

I arrived to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor, after a seven hour bus journey from Phnom Penh. All beaten up and tired? Nope. I had a good time streaming my favourite podcast from the free Wifi on board. I then checked in at a small boutique hotel with a colonial touch and had a drink at [...]

Kathmandu – The pulse of Nepal

We had circulated for over an hour and I was starting to get a little nervous. My fellow passengers too. The cabin was dead silent. I asked the flight attendant as she came running down the aisle. It was too bad weather to land, she said. A guy at the back overheard the conversation: "The [...]

Chapman’s Peak Drive – To the end of the world and back

I'm a road trip guy. I think it's the best way to explore the world. The ultimate feeling of freedom. But there are road trips and there are road trips. And then there is the Chapman's Peak Drive. So turn up the music, wind down your window and get ready for a journey to the [...]

Macau – Sin city of Asia

Welcome to Macau, the sin city of Asia. The biggest casino town in the world. The weekend getaway for the Chinese whales of Shanghai. This is where Patacas gets turned into baccarat cards and rolling dices on green tables. Go here if you want a piece of Asian extravagance you didn't think existed. The casinos [...]

Iceland – The world in your pocket

Travelling to Iceland is a journey through the world of nature. Mother earth captured in one small island. It's all there. The green valleys of New Zealand. Snowy peaks of the Alps. Mount Fuji and the Tian Shan. The volcanoes of Indonesia. Geysers reminiscent of Yellowstone and a peculiar light found in South Africa. It's a miniature [...]

Burma – On the road to Mandalay

It was early morning and still dark. The taxi driver took us to a very shady area in the outskirt of Mandalay. Dim street lights. Distant voices. He pointed us to a narrow path leading into complete darkness. "Really, that way?!" He nodded. We looked at each other and started to walk. We could hear [...]

Havana – A post card from the past

Havana captivates in so many ways. It's like time stood still for the last seven decades. The sunbleached facades, the absence of internet, and of course, the anachronistic Cadillacs rolling in the streets. It's one of those places you only go to once, but will remember for the rest of your life. Have you ever wondered [...]