Views over Dujiangyan Pagodas. Photo by Flo

Dujiangyan Irrigation System & The Journey to Xi’ian (Overland Asia Diary #9)

As ancient Chinese legend would have it, there was a fierce and evil dragon lurking in the Minjian River at precisely the time Governor Li Bing began construction on the…

Under the sea... Photo by Flo

Overland Asia Diary #8: Chengdu, A land of Pandas and Tunnels

In my travels I have yet to experience anything quite as post apocalyptic sci-fi as the unusual tunnel land that was to greet us in Chengdu, nor as clownishly cute…

Nighttime streetviews in Chengdu, China

Overland Asia Diary #7: The Mysteries of Chinese Airlines

Despite many years of working in the airline industry, the unique and often baffling rules of airlines will never fail to surprise me. On arrival into Bangkok airport we were…

Khlong boat station

Overland Asia Diary #6 The Khlongs of Bangkok

Bangkok: Smoky, greasy, street food vendors; Endless nightlife, neon signs, flashing billboards; Towering skyscrapers, space-age technology, skytrains and crowded metros. Endless nightclubs, sex tourism, party central, A city that never…

Exploring the most spectacular of beaches in Ao Nang Photo by Flo

Overland Asia Diary #5 Ao Nang, Krabi

As we departed the Phuket region of Southern Thailand, I couldn’t help but wonder if I’d been grossly mistaken about this entire corner of the world. So far, nothing in…

Phuket Town

Overland Asia Diary #4 Nai Yang & the hidden treasures of Phuket

There is nothing quite akin to the pleasure of stumbling upon an incredible new destination completely by accident, and with the amount of research I indulge myself in, it’s a…

Penang is home to a vast number of derelict yet delightful colonial buildings

Overland Asia Diary #3 Revisiting Penang

Georgetown is like nowhere else on earth, well at least not like I have ever seen. A scorching hot mishmash of cultures, flavours, smells and architecture. The place where a…

Zigzag bridge, Taiping

Overland Asia Diary #2 Tracks to Taiping

From where I’m sitting, the notices are what one might expect – due dates for utilities, ripped notices about waste collection casually pinned to the wall, the sort of things…

Kuala Lumpur Thunderstorm

Overland Asia Diary #1 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

There’s nothing quite like the experience of your first morning out. Back on the road, away from home once again. On this occasion, mine was spent watching a dusky pink…

Creative Travel Tours that will blow your mind

7 Creative travel tours that will blow your mind

Let’s get one thing straight right from the start – I am NOT a tour person. Nor am I a cruise person, for that matter. I love planning everything way too…