Category Archive: Asia

That time we narrowly missed a natural disaster (Nepal Earthquake)

“So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye!” Minh and Cate mouthed to each other from a growing distance as we entered the boarding area for our flight out of Kathmandu, the capital city of… Continue reading

Top Five Experiences in Myanmar

5. Riding the overnight train from Bagan to Yangon.  By all accounts, the train ride should have been a miserable experience: 19 hours of heavy turbulence that some people liken to being tossed… Continue reading

Bali, Indonesia

Mention “Bali” to some Australians, and they’ll cringe like it’s a dirty word.  That’s because bogans (Australian rednecks) have given it a bad reputation.  As the closest and cheapest tropical getaway, they swarm… Continue reading

Istanbul: A Turkish Delight

This former Christian city of Constantinople is today a Muslim Istanbul, a city that straddles both Europe and Asia; where East meets West. Two nights of our stay in Istanbul were on a… Continue reading