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“A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is not what it is built for.” ― Albert Einstein I’ve just reached a three month milestone in Sydney, where I haven’t had to jump on to a long distance plane, … Read all about it!
“Is this a restaurant or somebody’s home?” I asked a stranger inside as I stood at the apartment doorway. He looked at me oddly and replied that it indeed was somebody’s home. From the sounds of the conversations echoing from inside, deep down, … Read all about it!
“How much does it cost to travel for two years?” “How can you afford to go away for so long?” “Did you win the lottery or something?” These were the most commonly asked questions while I was travelling. My simple … Read all about it!
I spent 233 days, or eight months in total living in Vietnam, with my time split mostly between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Spending time in Vietnam, the country of my heritage, was one of the main reasons as to why … Read all about it!
I’ve been a bit slow in getting around to posting this, but here are a few stats in response to the most commonly asked questions relating to my time away. It’s taken a while to compile, but it should give … Read all about it!
I recently wrote a story for AWOL about the Vietnamese foods that you may not have heard of, but should try. As I was going through my long list, I realised that it was quite a challenge to not include too many Vietnamese noodle soups into the list. … Read all about it!
No it’s not related to Captain Planet, but this is just as cool. Thomas Cook are hosting a competition for travel bloggers who can showcase their own photos that best represent the four elements: earth, water, fire and air. I never enter competitions, … Read all about it!
“Oh, Iran. Really? Why?” I’m asked this a lot when I told people of my intention to visit Iran, one of the “Axis of Evil” as labelled by the U.S. Iran is one of the oldest civilisations in the world, and having recently visited, now … Read all about it!
Iran changed the way I formed my opinions of a country; as in to what extent I allowed media to influence my view of places that I haven’t been to and people whom I have never met. It also taught … Read all about it!
Food is one of the reasons as to why we travel. It’s one of life’s pleasures that all of us can relate to, provide a window into a local culture and has the power to connect us with new people … Read all about it!