culture

How to Enjoy Blissful Zanzibar Diving and Dining

By |January 17th, 2017

For dreamy beaches, fascinating history and exciting watersports, look no further than the African island of Zanzibar. For advice on where to go for Zanzibar diving, dining and culture, read on!

The funny thing about arriving on the island from Dar Es Salaam on mainland Tanzania is you need to go through customs and show your passport, […]

How to Spend the Perfect Day in Ottawa: Canada’s Underrated Capital

By |December 13th, 2014

Ottawa is well positioned as capital city of the bilingual and bi-cultural Canada, as it sits on the border of two major provinces […]

Love (or not) in Kuala Lumpur and Penang

By |August 12th, 2014

It’s funny how comparisons can influence your view of a place. My first arrival in Kuala Lumpur was after spending a month in Goa, so in comparison with India I appreciated the city’s relative calm, professionalism and more acceptable hygiene levels.

I enjoyed its melting pot of Asian cultures and tasty food, with influences from India […]

Top Ways to Mingle with Royalty While Travelling

By |May 23rd, 2014

Two notable royal events marked the departure of my life in New Zealand for more adventures in Indonesia. And I was lucky enough to be there at both. British royalty Prince William and Catherine Middleton – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – visited Auckland with their baby son, George. Then when I arrived in Bali, it was the […]

Dancing with Demons: How to Accept Your Flaws

By |June 25th, 2013

We were watching the mythical Kecak and Fire dance at Pura Uluwatu, the famous cliff-side temple in southern Bali, when one of the performers looked at me, held his hand out and invited me up to dance in front of the 300-strong crowd. Costumed in white, with a large goggly-eyed mask, this clown-like character […]