Our Langkawi vacation – part II

Mar 19th, 2014 On Travel incoherentboy 4 min read

On the second day of our Langkawi trip, we took a little cruise down the Kilim river to visit Gua Kelawar, or the bat cave. I’m talking about the nocturnal, winged variety, not the caped, avenging kind.

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Our Langkawi vacation – part I

Feb 6th, 2014 On Travel incoherentboy 3 min read

This is Langkawi – the Jewel of Kedah, a group of more than 100 islands in the Andaman Sea and well known for its bright, shiny beaches. But what travelers often don’t realise – myself included before I went there – is that there’s a lot more to Langkawi than just sun and sand. Last December, Air Asia Singapore and Naturally Langkawi were kind enough to send me and…

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Asheville, North Carolina: Small city, big draws

Nov 28th, 2013 On Travel incoherentboy 7 min read

Here’s an article I did recently for The Business Times about my trip to Asheville, North Carolina. It’s best known today as the main shooting location for The Hunger Games (2012), but there is a lot more to it than just that – roaring waterfalls, beautiful forests, great food and awesome beer.

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Comic Con 2013 Hotels: An Alternative To Consider

Mar 12th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture, On Travel incoherentboy 6 min read

As of 10am Pacific Time, the second Comic Con International hotel lottery has closed, and choices for Comic Con 2013 hotels have gotten that much fewer. So allow me to tell you about the place I’m staying this year, one you may also want to consider. It’s the same place I stayed during last year’s San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) : the quaint, lovely Keating House Bed and Breakfast on Banker’s Hill.

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SDCC Accommodation: There Is Still Hope

Mar 2nd, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture, On Travel incoherentboy 9 min read

So you’ve gone for the San Diego Comic Convention hotel lottery, and didn’t luck out at all. A hotel within walking distance of the convention centre is out of the question, and would probably cost you an Infinity Gem anyway, or maybe a pair of Nega Bands. To think the fight for SDCC badges was already bad enough. So what do you do for SDCC accommodation now?

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Malacca Food: Restoran Peranakan

Feb 26th, 2013 Featured, On Travel incoherentboy 5 min read

I just spent the weekend in Malacca – former Portugese, Dutch and British colony, host to a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the historic city centre of Jonker Street and repository of some of the most unique and colourful culture in the Straits of Malacca. So of course, I spent my two days there stuffing my face.

Petra, Jordan: In Search of Indiana Jones

Feb 2nd, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture, On Travel incoherentboy 8 min read

It was 2010. I could see it through the tiny gap between the valley walls. It was getting closer and closer, even as the walls got more and more narrow. The sweat was pouring from my brow and down my neck to my chest, but there was a sudden spring in my step. And all because I could hear the theme music in my head: dum-der-dum-dum, dum-der-dum, dum-der-dum-dum, dum-der-dum-dum-dum.

Belfast: Giant’s Causeway

Jan 6th, 2013 Featured, On Travel incoherentboy 6 min read

There are different variations on the tale of the Giant’s Causeway, but they all share one thing in common: the much beloved Irish giant Finn McCool. One version has it that he was insulted by the Scottish giant Benandonner from across the Irish sea. Enraged by the subsequent quarrel, Finn began lifting giant pieces of earth and throwing them into the sea to form a pathway for him to cross over for a showdown.

Holiday Extras People Pics Competition

Dec 17th, 2012 Featured, On Travel incoherentboy 1 min read

This is the Holiday Extras People Pics Competition: for a chance to win 750 pounds and/or an iPad, I am posting two of my best travel photos. You can find out more about the contest here, which will be judged by travel blogger Melvin Boecher of Traveldudes.

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The West Bank Security Wall

Nov 7th, 2012 Featured, On Travel incoherentboy 12 min read

During my 2010 trip to Israel, I visited the West Bank and came face to face with something that you are unlikely to see in the standard tourist flyers about Israel: the 700 km long, eight metre high security wall that separates the West Bank and Israel.