Malaysian Borneo: Sarawak in 5 Photos

After enjoying travels in Sabah and Labuan, in Malaysian Borneo earlier in the year, I just had to go back and explore the state of Sarawak. So I made my way back to Malaysia from Indonesia for more Bornean adventures! Interestingly when you travel to Borneo from West Malaysia and in between the Bornean states…

Indonesia: Flores & Bali in 5 Photos

As my journey across Indonesia was coming to an end in Java, I headed further east to the islands of Flores, including those that form Komodo National Park. Here I saw mighty Komodo Dragons, which have long been a standing bucket list item for me (check)! Seeing these huge beasts up close, with them watching your…

Indonesia: Java in 5 Photos

My 5 month journey through South East Asia moved on from the Philippines to Indonesia, a vast chain of islands with a Dutch colonial past, along with muslim and catholic cultural influences, amongst others, it has a lot to offer. Throw in amazing volcanic scenery, unique wildlife and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and you have…

The Philippines in 5 Photos

In my 5 months travelling around South East Asia, I allocated almost a month to the Philippines, where by coincidence my Dad and a cousin from the other side of the family live on completely different islands! It is a big place of over 7,000 islands and in a month you can only scratch the…

Brunei in 5 Photos

Whilst in Malaysian Borneo (Sabah and Labuan) during my 5 month journey through South East Asia, I could not miss visiting the oil rich Sultanate of Brunei. This small country, wedged between the Malaysian states of Sabah and Serawak is an interesting and unique place to visit. So off I headed from Labuan island by…

West Malaysia in 5 (and a bit) Photos

After leaving Yangon in Myanmar, I headed to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Over my 5 month South East Asia journey, I ended up going to Malaysia twice and spending about 7 weeks in this beautiful country, roaming from West Malaysia to wild Borneo and back again! With friendly people, a diverse culture (Muslim,…

Myanmar in 6 Photos

Continuing on from Singapore, my 5 month journey around South East Asia next went to Myanmar, a country often shrouded in controversy and mystery. Politics aside, it’s a beautiful place with friendly people who are pleased to see you (expect lots of requests to be in photos and selfie’s!) and always make you feel welcome….

Singapore in 5 Photos

I recently spent 5 months travelling around South East Asia, across 6 countries: Singapore, Myanmar, Malaysia, the Sultanate of Brunei, the Philippines and Indonesia. I messed up the symmetry there but at one stage I was looking at travelling 6 months across 7 countries, so it would never have worked out! I thought I would…

Chasing Lenin – The Belarus Edition

Continuing on from my previous posts, Jessie The Wandering Kiwi and I continued to chase monuments to Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov aka Lenin (1870 – 1924) and other Soviet leader in Eastern Europe, along with those dedicated to the glory of the former Soviet Union. This time in Belarus. The massive Lenin statue in front of the…

Chasing Lenin – The Moldova Edition

Continuing on from my previous post, my friend Jessie (The Wandering Kiwi) and I were recently travelling together  in the Wild Wild East of Europe (Ukraine, Moldova, Transnistria, Belarus and Poland) and we decided we wanted to track down statues, monuments and the like dedicated to the glory of the former Soviet Union and in…

Chasing Lenin – The Ukraine Edition

Hi All, Given my limited blogging on this page for some time, you could easily be mistaken for thinking I have not been travelling much but on the contrary I pretty much haven’t stopped travelling for the past year! I just lost the drive to blog about it! Don’t worry I am still going to…