DONSOL, The Philippines – After three hours of aimlessly crisscrossing the waters I thought the guide would call it a day without us having caught a single glimpse. Not a fin. Even the spotters, perched high on the small boat’s bamboo towers, slumped and seemed less optimistic. Continue reading “Butanding!”
Ten colours, ten stories. This photo essay is the first of a series of posts on the mountainous, ethnically diverse region of northern Laos.
LUANG PRABANG, Laos – Silvery, slithery things indignantly flick their tails sending a wave of water out of the bucket. Unidentified creatures with small paws sizzle on a grill. Continue reading Plunge into local life in Luang Prabang at Phosi Market
I recently stumbled upon something I had written and long forgotten about. It was entitled “Stuff”, dated October 23, 2011. Exactly two years ago today, I was frantically packing up my stuff, my life in Toronto for an opportunity to pursue my dream job abroad as a travel writer. It felt crazy; I was taking a huge leap of faith. Did I really have the balls to do it? Here is the entry: Continue reading October 23, 2011: “Stuff”
Looking for some hiking in Luang Prabang? Just across the Mekong River from town is a fantastic half-day walk known as Chomphet Hike. Continue reading Hiking in Luang Prabang: The Chomphet Hike
Their magnificent headdress makes the Akha one of the most recognizable, iconic ethnic groups in Southeast Asia. We take a closer look at their traditional garb. Continue reading The Akha Headdress: Iconic Ethnicity
Travelling Laos during rainy season can be incredibly challenging. Some “roads” in Laos aren’t in great condition even in the best weather. Rainy season downpours wreak havoc on the infrastructure. Continue reading 5 Tips for Travelling Laos During Rainy Season
Kuang Si or Kouang Si Waterfall is one of the highlights – if not THE highlight – of Luang Prabang. Continue reading How to get to Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang
Towers loom above me, their sheer rock walls soaring up from iridescent tropical waters. I paddle in close and crane my neck up at limestone giants that stand at attention like guardians of a mysterious aquatic world.
3305 kilometers, Sydney to Cairns: lush hills, dry brush, charming towns, stunning coast, endless surf, sand and sun – an amazing road trip across one crazy beautiful country.