borne out of volcanic fire and smoke, the country of Indonesia has enough fascinations for the most jaded travellers. Here are my picks for the places to go and the things to see in Indonesia.
London has the biggest, but there are Chinatowns in most large cities. Here is a brief guide to Birmingam’s Chinese Quarter.
In 2017 I started working in Korea. I was full of excitement to visit the country I had learned so much about. But after living in Korea , I started to notice subtle forms of racism. The classic example that I can give is when I went to a restaurants and was refused entry asContinue reading “Racist Korea”
Visiting Hong Kong during the coronavirus Welcome to Hong Kong. No amount of protests, or global pandemic is too much to slow the city down or slow its pulse. My concern that Hong Kong would be a no-go zone was unreasonable. In my two weeks here, it was hard to feel that I was terriblyContinue reading “Hard times cannot keep Hong Kong down”
The best thing about travelling to Asia are some of the amazing food stands selling things you can’t find anywhere else. Whenever I go to a new city I can’t wait to sample all of the snacks from the street vendors. Sometimes these are as good as dinners in restaurants at a much cheaper price,Continue reading “Hunting for snacks on Hong Kong’s Cheung Chau Island”
Say what you will about teaching english abroad, it gets all kinds of comments online. Whatever you think about it, it’s been popular as a way for college students to delay their responsibilities some more, or to experience living abroad. But there’s one reason why so many decide to and teach in South Korea, Japan,Continue reading “The real reason people teach English abroad”
I stayed in large countryside home with traditional shoji paper screens. For contrast, I also slept in a one-room studio apartment in a suburb of Tokyo. Somehow I managed my 20-kilo bag inside Ryo’s place, using his bed whilst he slept on the floor. All this is to say that while it might not beContinue reading “New experiences in Japan”
It’s time to face an unfortunate reality: too much of travelling is wasteful, expensive, and often just boring.
Crazy Rich Asians Credits: Director: Jon Chu Starring: Constance Wu Henry Golding Gemma Chan Lisa Lu Nico Santos Awkwafina Ken Jeong Michelle Yeoh Not long after it was announced that the book by Kevin Kwan was going to be made into a movie the internet started talking. Were they going to do justice to theContinue reading “Only In Asia”
=Do you like flying? Although most people hate it, I think there are a number of reasons to love it. Apart from being the fastest way to travel, allowing us to get across the globe in less than 24 hours, it’s very cheap, probably the cheapest per mile of any transport. But for me theContinue reading “Flight attendants”