THE BORDER CROSSING THAT ALMOST KILLED ME

Half asleep, my head bobbed foregrounding the blurred landscape of the Kenyan savanna. The view gradually transitioned from silhouette of the flat horizon to sprawling forest shrouded in pitch black night. It was close to midnight and the road was noticeably rough, no longer the smooth...

why vlog?

In case you haven't noticed, I almost abandoned this space. Things got real and I guess people are outgrowing the travel blogging idea. Start an argument on traveler versus tourist and I will stick my finger up your descending colon so you know that the...

CASABLANCA AND THE SQUALID HOTEL

We barely had a day to rest before our long-haul journey back home. An entire day of overland travel across the valley from the Atlas Mountains means miles after desolate miles of arid countryside, of which a warm bath and a homey bed could have...

Things to Do in Bugis Singapore

People often ask me where Bugis is. Perhaps this is the area with a huge concentration of affordable hotels in Singapore that will not require you to sell an organ or two to afford. It is also the best and most practical choice of area...

A BLANK CANVAS

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"]An hour by boat across the straight plus an hour by land through the gentle slopes of Bintan, hides a refuge that is Trikora.   At first, I thought it would be like the other resorts in the island of Riau Indonesia with generic stretches of average-looking...

Dear passenger 19I

<<THIS MAY BE A FICTIONAL STORY>>   Dear passenger 19I,   I have been flying frequently and so often that a short ride in an aircraft no longer excites me. I can walk from departure hall through immigration barriers half drunk, and being assigned at the middle seat does...

10 Travel Trends We Will See in 2016

  Ok, time to channel my inner Zenaida Seva and try to play mister smarty-pants, churn an unsolicited opinion on what I think will happen in the Filipino travel industry and be a total know-it-all. Just to make things clear, this is just my opinion based on...

In and around Montreal

Advertorial Few North American cities are as perfectly situated to explore both the buzzing metropolis and the wonders of the great wide open as the Canadian city of Montreal. With its distinctive French culture, vibrant nightlife, and close proximity to beautiful rivers and mountains, it offers...

the grape escape

  [vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"]When I think of Australia I imagine of the Outback: The great vast wild endlessly chasing the horizon. Where taxonomy failed mankind, where Ernest Giles ate a live baby wallaby to survive, where men are men and livestocks are eternally nervous.   I was ready for it and...