Malaysia: KL Bird Park & Islamic Arts Museum

Before jetting off to the opposite side of Malaysia we had one full day to enjoy Kuala Lumpur. Given it’s a huge metropolis there are quite a few things to do and the list of essential attractions had some cool stuff on it. We got […]

KL National Mosque

Kuala Lumpur - Jalan Petaling

Malaysia: Arrival in Kuala Lumpur

Next up on our travels was a trip further south to Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is an amalgamation of cultures with strong Chinese, Indian and colonial British influences all adding to the Malay melting pot. We flew into the huge KLIA airport and jumped on a […]

Thailand: Koh Tao Adventures

With my diving adventures complete we had a few more days to kick back and enjoy some of the rest of Koh Tao. There is plenty to keep people occupied depending on what you fancy doing…   Snorkelling Mango Bay   One afternoon we decided […]


Koh Tao Easy Divers

Thailand: Koh Tao Diving

So the main attraction of Koh Tao for me was the abundance of PADI courses on offer. Koh Tao is home to stunning marine life and is one of the cheapest places in the world to acquire your PADI Open Water Qualification. Consequently they are […]

Thailand: Kicking off in Koh Tao

After starting in Bangkok but then bouncing all over SE Asia, the next stage of our journey allowed us enjoy a little more of Thailand’s beauty. Some time on a beautiful island in a turquoise sea is part of most people’s vision of a visit […]

Koh Tao Sairee Beach

Mandalay Mahamuni Pagoda

Myanmar: A Day in Mandalay

After an evening dining on the streets of Mandalay ($1.50 roti curry meal for two by the roadside – yes please! Usman Chapati near 82nd and 28th St junction) and a few Mandalay Beers elsewhere, we had one further day to indulge in Myanmar. Trying […]

Myanmar: Mandalay & U Bein Bridge

Our final stop in Myanmar was the historical city of Mandalay. To get there from Bagan there is the usual bus options or an interesting option to sail up the Irrawaddy river. The sailing option can take twice as long as the bus (12hrs vs […]

U bein bridge sunset

Mount Popa, Myanmar

Myanmar: Mount Popa from Bagan

After two days temple hopping in Bagan we went for a change on the third day and took a trip out to Mount Popa; a temple 90 mins away which is perched on the top of a very steep hill making it look quite impressive. […]

Myanmar: Bagan Sunrise and Sunset Tips

Bagan is a stunningly beautiful landscape, one which thousands of professional and amateur photographers visit every year to capture beautiful images. As most people with an interest in photography are aware, the best time of day for shooting outdoors is when the sun is low […]



Myanmar: Balloons Over Bagan

Day two in Bagan was set to be one of our biggest adventures yet; we had booked onto a sunrise trip on a hot air balloon with Balloons Over Bagan. Everything kicked off around 5.30am, waiting in the dark outside our hotel. We were picked […]