Kilimanjaro challenge

Climb Kilimanjaro and Conquer Alzheimer’s


Alzheimer’s is something that I hold close to my heart. My Grandmother had the disease in her old age and it basically destroyed her mind. In the end she had no idea who any of her family were. When I went to visit her, it was like she was looking at a stranger. She didn’t… Read More

Cruise boat on the Seine in Paris, France

A Morning Walk in Paris


I yawned as I opened the french doors and stepped out onto the tiny balcony of our sixth floor apartment and looked out over the roof tops of Paris. I love that feeling that I get on my first morning in a new city. It is kind of like starting a new life in a… Read More

Hawker stalls in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

Chinatown: First Impressions of Kuala Lumpur


It was strange to be in a big city again. I think the last time I had seen a skyscraper was back in Saigon, over four months prior. As the bus made its way through the outer suburbs of Kuala Lumpur, I realised that this really is a big city, with endless buildings, streets and… Read More

Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos

Following the Mekong River through Southeast Asia


I stood at the immigration point in Huay Xai, Laos, looking across the swift flowing muddy waters of the Mekong River. On the other side was Thailand, my destination. This would be the last time that I would cross the Mekong on this trip. As I stood there waiting for the boat to arrive to… Read More

Rice fields and mountains in Vang Vieng, Laos

Reunited with the beauty of Vang Vieng, Laos


I close my eyes and breathe in a deep breath of fresh air, and as I reopen my eyes I can’t help but smile. Before me is a scene out of a National Geographic magazine. Perfectly flat green rice fields stretch out in front of me until they reach the sheer cliffs of the tall… Read More

Rural Road in Vang Vieng, Laos

2013: A Year of Travel


I can’t believe that it’s the end of the year already. In just a couple of days, 2013 will come to an end and a new year will begin, bringing with it a whole new set of challenges and experiences. It is at this time of the year that we all tend to look back… Read More

Farmer and cattle on Koh Trong, Cambodia

Koh Trong: A Taste of Rural Cambodia


“The boat leave…maybe twenty minute” said a random friendly local as we stared out at the muddy waters of the Mekong River in Kratie, Cambodia. I was looking down at the empty dock, wondering whether there actually was a boat or not. This friendly man went on to tell us that the ferry wasn’t here… Read More

View of the Mekong River in Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Kampong Cham: A Sleepy City on the Mekong


There was no evidence of the thunderstorm that had woken me up during the night. The sun was shining above me through a blue sky and the only clouds around were those nice white fluffy ones. I pushed my bicycle out onto the street and started slowly peddling along. To my left was the fast… Read More

View of a quiet street in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Life in Chiang Mai


I’m sitting at my favourite beer spot in Chiang Mai. It’s Friday afternoon and I’ve spent the day typing away in my apartment, so it’s good to get out for some fresh air. I’m sitting out the front of the bar where I can look out over the street, chatting to my wife about our… Read More