Review: Wicked Diving – 6 day Liveaboard Similan & Surin Islands

The Similan and Surin Islands rank among the top 50 dive sites in the world and no wonder! The water is invitingly warm, crystal clear, with great visibility and the wildlife underwater is stunning. From macro stuff like nudibranches and blue dragons to the huge pelagics like visiting whale sharks and giant mantas, the Similans and Surins have it…

Best of Hanoi’s street food

Visiting Hanoi, Vietnam for 3 days last year, my favourite attraction wasn’t the charm or madness of the Old Quarter, or the brutalist architecture of Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum – the best part of visiting was Hanoi’s street food – available from all corners, at all hours. Skewered on a stick, heaped into a bowl or…

Touring with your family in Jordan

Jordan has many interesting sights to see, like the world famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra, carved into red rock. Jordan is also a surprisingly child-friendly destination. Take the whole family to see and experience this exotic country through a child’s eyes. Children’s Museum Most trips to Jordan will begin in the capital city…

Dubai Holidays: Experience the Best

Dubai is a beautiful city that looks like the future. A city that could have come straight out of a sci-fi movie, and is home to some of the largest, most fantastic buildings, attractions, and natural miracles in the world. What more could you expect from the place with the largest artificial islands, the Palm…

The White Manta

An excited clanging jars my attention from the schools of yellow tailed snapper I’ve been watching. Brett, my dive guide, is ahead, his entire body tense, his arm pointing into the deep blue. He glances behind at us, gestures with two fingers extended. Two. I peer into the gloom, eyes peeled for movement. We are…

Spotlight On: Harvie from A Farang Abroad

Harvie from A Farang Abroad is just “a regular guy who decided to go traveling without a plan back in 2012.” He spent a year living in Thailand working as a teacher, then moved to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa (WHV) late 2013. His style of travel is immersion, staying in one area for…

3 days in Hanoi

3 days in Hanoi is just enough to take in the highlights of this buzzing, fascinating city. Over a thousand years old, Hanoi’s history had it’s beginnings as a fishing village. It has served as the capital city of modern day Vietnam since 1902 and is Vietnam’s second largest city, filled with colour, culture and…