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.

Stone and Wood

Thick serpent-like roots grasp, bend and twist over the ancient temple walls crushing stone and reclaiming the forest at the ‘Tomb Raider’ temple (Ta Prohm) in the ancient Kingdom of Angkor.