February 2019: Travel Summary and Statistics

When I left you last, I was having the time of my life in Thailand. I’d just begun exploring the Trang islands and had made my way from Koh Ngai to Koh Mook to Koh Kradan. Up next: Koh Libong! Libong is known for being one of the quietest islands in the province while also […]

January 2019: Travel Summary and Statistics

This month, I felt particularly on-brand, as I found myself sitting at London Heathrow debating whether to get on my flight or go to the emergency room. With an opening like that, you’re probably expecting me to confess that this month was disastrous, but the opposite is, in fact, true. January has been another wonderful month […]

Eating Everything in Kota Kinabalu

I firmly believe that Kota Kinabalu is one of the most underrated cities in Southeast Asia. Hardly anybody talks about it, but for me, it was love at first sight. After originally planning to spend three days in town, Dave and I decided to extend our stay to three weeks within several hours of arriving. […]

2018: My Year in Review

Several weeks ago, I began planning what I wanted to include in my round-up of the past year. As I composed the opening line in my head: “There’s no doubt about it: 2018 was one of my quietest years of travel,” I paused. How many countries had I actually visited this year? Well, there was […]

One Bus, Six Hours, and Eight New Passport Stamps

Overland border crossings suck. They’re one of my least favourite parts of travel. Not only do they usually mean dealing with hours of queueing beneath a scorching hot sun, but scams are rife, directions are non-existent, and nobody ever really seems to know what’s happening. And yes, I’m mostly referring to Southeast Asia as I […]

How Much Does it Cost to Travel in Brunei?

Brunei has a reputation for being expensive for travellers. In some respects it is. When you compare the cost of travel in Brunei to somewhere like Vietnam, it is a little pricer. You’ll pay more for accommodation in Brunei, and won’t be cruising by on just $15 a day. In spite of that, I was […]

November 2018: Travel Summary and Statistics

November has been such a wonderful, heart-warming month. It’s also been jam-packed with activities. This month, I finally started to feel as though my health was getting back on track after six months of illness, made progress on my attempt to find a community in Bristol, snapped out of my writer’s block, and explored a new […]

Is Brunei Worth Visiting? My Experience in the Sultanate

I went to Brunei because everybody said it was boring. I’m aware that’s a weird reason to go somewhere, but I’m all about being different. If somebody insists a place isn’t worth visiting, I immediately add it to the top of my list and set off in search of its redeeming features. When I first […]