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 […]