Taman Negara Fungi

Taman Negara Rainforest: Snakes and Leeches and Fungi Oh My!

Welcome to Taman Negara! The jungle with the distinction as the world’s oldest. Pretty cool if you ask me. It’s located in the heart of Peninsular Malaysia and is definitely worth a visit. Especially since all the rainforest surrounding it for as far as you can drive has been converted to palm oil plantation. But […]


A Full Day Tour of Khao Yai: Thailand’s First National Park

On the way from Cambodia back to Bangkok, I had a week to kill before heading off to Myanmar. It wasn’t too far out of the way to a National Park known as Khao Yai, Thailand’s oldest and second largest, so I took a slight detour, navigated between some local buses and got dropped off […]

Kinkaku-ji Temple

Zen Buddism at it’s Finest in Kinkaku-ji

The first temple I visited in Japan and one of the best. Kinkaku-ji or the “Temple of the Golden Pavilion” is quite famous and it’s easy to see why. Walking around the highly manicured temples grounds and you’re hit with a huge jolt of Zen right in the face. Peace pokes you in the eye.


Relive in Photos: Thailand’s North & South

Thailand The North & South ” I was in Thailand, playing Ping-Pong in Ding Dang.” – Barry Badrinath (Beerfest, 2006) Scroll horizontally to experience my visit On to Laos…

Malaysian Food

The Food of Malaysia

Malaysian Food cannot be summed up as only Malay. Large Chinese and Indian minority populations give this country more variety than any other Southeast Asian country that I’ve been to.

Rinjani Descent

Descending a Volcano: Gunung Rinjani

Clambering up the last 350m to the summit of Lombok’s Gunung Rinjani was physically one of the hardest things I’ve done. I’m not in rock star shape, I was literally racing to the top (I had a sunrise to attend), and it felt like I was Frodo in Lord of the Rings returning the ring […]

changi beach bus stop

Relive in Photos: Under a Singapore Runway

Under a Singapore RunwayPictures of Planes After a 3 hour trip to the Changi Airport shipping yards to retrieve a much needed replacement debit card, I wasn’t yet ready to head back and do it all again in reverse. Instead I killed some time on the beach near the airport landing strip taking pictures of […]

Jimbaran Bali Fishing Village

Jimbaran Beach Fishing Boats, Bali

The fish market in Jimbaran is a busy, dirty and grimmy place that never loses its fish smell, but looking out over the many fishing boats at sunset makes one think of a peaceful fishing village lost in some corner of Asia