I was a little daunted at the thought of spending most of my 5 month trip in dorm rooms. Actually, I was more than a bit daunted, I was flat out intimidated. I felt like a backpacker fraud. But my opinion and confidence soon changed once I realised it wasn’t what I’d expected.
Such a small world it is. I met an Australian girl, Sarah, in my hostel dorm room a few days ago. We had both just recently arrived in Ho Chi Minh City and started talking about plans for travelling through Vietnam. We had some similar ideas on places to go, so we agreed to travel […]
A tale of my most perfect solo travel day in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Exploring Bagan by ebike came with a complete freedom to roam the many dirt tracks in search of the smaller, unmarked pagodas. It really felt like an adventure of discovery.
A little video from my bicycle trip to visit Monk Caves near the town of Nyaung Shwe (Inle Lake), Myanmar.
It strikes me as ironic that my best and worst AirBNB experiences to date were the 2 places I stayed on my recent trip to Hawaii. I’ve used Airbnb several times closer to home, and it’s been… well uneventful. But this trip was different. I had 2 different stays. One was renting a room in […]
I’ve had several people ask me lately whether I’m scared about travelling solo next year. Aren’t you worried about your safety? Should you really be going there? Don’t get me wrong, I do have some pre-trip nerves… but I’m guessing they aren’t the kind they’re thinking of. No… I’m not concerned about my safety. I […]