Penang has a reputation for being one of Asia’s foodie capitals, you could even say Penang prides itself on being ground zero for Malaysia’s best food, but how good is it really? For the first few weeks in Penang, I set out to try as many of Penang’s signature dishes as Read more
It’s 10 o’clock when I land. That’s the problem with booking the cheapest flight. It always lands late. “Take bus number 1,” she texts. “Our stop is number 422, in front of El Corte Ingles. You know, that shop you hate.” I haven’t Read more
Sending money overseas is more complicated than it should be. Bank to bank transfers are usually expensive, and most cash-pickup services are prohibitively expensive.
This has been a large issue for me over the years, as I am constantly sending and receiving money to and from foreign countries. I've tried most services online, all of them work fine, but many are costly and some take longer than others. I've had times where more than 10% was chopped off my transfer on the other end.
Food in the Ivory Coast was not what I expected. I recently spent several weeks eating my way through the economic capital of Abidjan, doing my best to sample as much of the local cuisine as possible. I was expecting some similarities to east African cuisines, which generally have soft and Read more
West Africa is a place that’s been on my list for so many years. I’ve set foot on the north, the east and the south of the continent, but the west has always escaped me until now. When my schedule and a cheap flight lined up this year, I had to go. I booked a flight from the Read more
Last updated: January 2019. Heading to Bangkok!? I have returned to this city over and over since my first visit back in 2013. It is stunning. However, it does take a little while to get used to, and first timers are often intimidated by the place. The truth is, getting the most out of Read more
Last updated: January 2019. So you’re heading to Phuket? Get excited! Phuket is an incredible place, and you can spend an entire year exploring this island and never get bored. With so many places to see though, it can be a challenge to find the right place to spend your Read more
I’m in Cote d’Ivoire!! Like many countries on Africa’s west coast, the Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire in French) requires a visa for tourists to enter. I’ve been blessed (or spoiled) with a New Zealand passport, so this minor inconvenience almost stopped me from Read more
Many mornings on the road begin with you lying in bed wondering what to do that day. On this particular morning, I was in Bruges. The thing about Bruges is it’s kind of uneventful, to be honest. Other than looking at cathedrals, most tourists tend to spend the day doing one of three Read more
So I needed a jacket. It was so cold in Amsterdam, and for some reason, I was without a jacket. Here’s the problem. In case you haven’t heard, I don’t buy clothes. Especially jackets. It’s because I have so many jackets at home in New Zealand, I’m quite sure I Read more