Initial Thoughts of Yangon, Myanmar

When I first entered Myanmar through Yangon International Airport, I could have been any number of places around the world, it certainly wasn’t what I was expecting. In total honesty, I’m not actually sure what I was expecting, but I came through a state of the art international airport. The country is growing rapidly, and […]

Rayong Province, Thailand: Eco Tourism

If you travel around the east coast of Thailand, many people think of Chonburi province and the city of Pattaya, but if you carry on further you will find the beautiful province of Rayong. Rayong is situated along the South West coast and covers area inland and many Islands. Many of the popular tourist islands […]

Pattaya: A City Trying Hard to Change Its Image

Pattaya has for some time had the reputation as a city full of gogo bars, sexy shows and sex tourists. There are reportedly thousands of sex workers in the city yet the Thai government deny that there are any sex workers at all. Pattaya is now trying to reinvent itself as a family friendly resort, […]

Teh Tarik: The National Drink of Malaysia

One of my favourite things about traveling around Asia is the huge variety of food and drink on offer. With so many countries and cultures in close proximity you get a fusion of flavours, spices and other ingredients that give you some amazing dishes and delights. One of my favourite drinks in Asia is Teh […]

The Thai Expat

You always meet a wide variety of interesting people as you travel around the world, none more so than in Asia. There is one country though that seems to attract a certain type of person, rather it turns people into a certain type of person, namely Thailand. I am not talking about the obvious sex […]

Teach Abroad for the Right Reasons

As a traveler, I started relatively late. Most people go backpacking on a gap year between school and university or when they have finished university and before they start their career. I started in my late 20’s having skipped the gap year altogether and finding myself at a crossroads in life. I had a corporate […]