Category: Asia

Augustus

One of the most popular blog posts I’ve written so far was a very early piece about the quirks of life as a foreigner in Singapore (at that stage I was still living there). In it I described, among other things, the story of how I was required by […]

The Magic of Borobudur

As a kid, I dreamed of being a travelling explorer, yesteryear style. The thought of stumbling through a jungle in search of a long-forgotten temple appealed to my young brain. The notion of doing a Grand Tour of Europe, or arriving in Istanbul on a rickety steam train, […]

A Birthday in Bali

Bali is about six hour’s direct flight from Sydney and Melbourne, making it one of the closest places to Australia in Asia. It is also a relatively small island, blessed with wonderful weather, miles of beaches, and a uniquely welcoming and friendly culture. Plus it is a very […]