Manila from above

Manila is one of those sprawling, seemingly improvised cities that only starts to make sense once you get above the thrum of traffic and buzz of motorbikes. You need to get high up away from the endless tin-roofed colourful shanty towns and closer to the Read More …

Expat Diary Day 5

We’ve arrived in the Manila after landing in a typhoon in quintessential Philippines style! Just starting to get used to my new local commute to our supermarket in a trike! It’s often the small things that highlight the differences in culture. The traffic in Manila Read More …

Island Hopping Hidden Bays and Secret Lagoons

Let me tell you about a place. A place not well-known. A place without the tourist crowds of Thailand and other Southeast Asian islands and beaches, but a place with pristine blue water that caresses the fine powdery white sand as the sun sets over Read More …

Podcast Episode 2: Interview (and beer) With an Expat

This is the second podcast from roadlesstravelled.me! In this episode, I interview Brenden Brain. Is moving to another country worth the risk? Do the advantages of living in Southeast Asia outweigh the disadvantages? Can I live the freelancer life and work from home? I get Read More …

A Guide to Manila Cabs & Taxi Filipino Phrases

I’m yet to meet anyone who can tell me about a ‘good taxi experience’. I don’t have any. I’ve used cabs all over the world from Melbourne to Mumbai and the experience is more often than not, dreadful. My personal best taxi experiences include: Getting Read More …

The Manic Move from Sydney to Manila

I think about everything that I have to get done to move from Sydney to Manila and it boggles the mind. Only 6 months ago I sat in my large office on the Sunshine coast staring at my enormous aquarium thinking how the hell am Read More …

Thai Monks Chanting

Thai Monks gather in a Bangkok temple to begin their chanting in ancient Pali – the language of the Buddha. *Featured Above – Buddha faces surround a quiet courtyard in Wat Pho, Bangkok.