Grads Gone Global: Civil Engineer around the World

This forms part of my brand new series, Grads Gone Global. Through interviews I aim to explore how travel can be useful to career, education and perspective, beyond boozing round the backpacker trail in Thailand. From these articles I hope to provoke discussion, provide practical [...]

2018-04-21T15:39:10+00:00 April 21st, 2018|Asia, Grads Gone Global, Malaysia, Responsible Travel|Comments Off on Grads Gone Global: Civil Engineer around the World

How to see sunrise at Mount Bromo for free

Sunrise at Mount Bromo is undoubtedly one of the most popular things to see in East Java, Indonesia. Volcano hiking is the most inexplicable highlight of any Indonesia trip, and Mt. Bromo in particular is a relatively easy, accessible hike. Plus, when you go to Bromo, [...]

Seven Reasons You Should Travel in Monsoon Season

Hear me out: I'm in favour of travelling during monsoon season. Many a hapless traveller has found themselves inadvertently caught amid a sudden downpour at some point along their journey. Soaked through, grumpy, probably muttering something along the lines of ‘if I wanted rain, I would [...]

2018-02-10T11:53:57+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Asia, Indonesia, Inspiration, Malaysia, Travel Tips|4 Comments

6 Quick Tips for Travelling Indonesia on a Budget

Travelling on a budget in Indonesia is a habit you slip into by accident. It’s an inevitable result of Indonesia being a very cheap country in general. There are plenty of bespoke five-star resorts, of course, but you really have to seek them out. By and [...]

2018-05-08T16:05:38+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Asia, Budget Backpacking, Indonesia|7 Comments

A Budget Guide to Mulu National Park

I almost didn’t go to Mulu National Park. I was staying in Miri – the gateway to Mulu NP – but I just didn’t know if I wanted the hassle of getting there, or the expense. And (I will just whisper this quietly), after two weeks [...]

2018-01-08T21:26:45+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Asia, Borneo, Budget Backpacking, Malaysia|Comments Off on A Budget Guide to Mulu National Park

A guide to haggling like a pro (without being a dick)

Ah, the wonderful world of haggling.  For me, it’s been a while. I’m currently backpacking my way around Indonesia, and as such have been launched back into a world where nothing is fixed price. However, since I first dabbled in the art, back when I was [...]