Luang Prabang, Laos

I was a little worse for wear landing in Luang Prabang after a few days in Phuket for a friends wedding. So I maybe wasn’t as prepared as I should have been for the arrival but anyway most countries can get visa on arrival: Visa price varies but it was 35 USD for Ireland, plus…

Macedonia

Anew approach to blogging. short and to the point. here is where I went and what I thought. Simples. A short but well spent stay in Macedonia. Kokino Location: https://goo.gl/maps/5DidcJT58rkeGonA9 It’s a relatively short drive from the airport, with no other tourists around it’s was the perfect place to enjoy a quiet and beautiful view…

Salalah, Oman

Arriving in the airport I was pleasantly surprised how small and new it was. Its a good combination usually! At the time of landing it appeared that we were the only flight landing which meant going through customs should be straight forward enough. As I walked towards customs clearance I seen that there was a…

Yerevan, Armenia

I got the bus from the airport and found the hostel easily enough using maps.me. It was a decent hostel, near Republic square. After I checked in. I went for walk, to check out genocide museum. I had heard a bit about the Armenian genocide when I visited Lebanon and seen how many Armenians were…

24 hours in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovenia

What a little gem. Arriving anywhere to a beautiful sunny day always helps and Sarajevo was no different. The Airport was pretty small and easy to get in and out of but the best part was the scenery, green mountains surrounded the airport with terra-cotta coloured roofs dotting the landscape. My research had shown that…

Taipei, Taiwan

As the plane was coming in to land at Hualien airport it was clear that what I had heard about Hualien and the countryside was true. The part of Taiwan was worth a trip on its own, although unfortunately, it wouldn’t be on this trip. There were no other planes at the airport when I…

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I got the overnight bus from Siem Reap using the Giant Ibis bus company (the most reliable I could find from research). The only problem with it being quicker (1 and a half hours less than expected) is that I arrived at 5am and didn’t really have anywhere to go. So I went for a walk along the promenade…

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Landing in Siem Reap airport was a bit strange as I walked off the plane and had to find my own way inside, from the plane. A group of us even got lost before being redirected! The visa on arrival staff were as ignorant as I’ve met anywhere, which is disappointing as these are the first…

Bali, Lombok and The Gili’s, Indonesia

Landing at Denpasar Airport in Bali at around 5am was tiring enough without having to find the lockers where we could leave our ski clothes for the next two weeks (instead of lugging them around Indonesia). Without any clear signage we eventually found the lockers, right beside where the taxis queued to collect arriving passengers…

Pyeongchang & Seoul, South Korea

Having recently moved to Hong Kong, it is no surprise that this is where the journey starts. It was coming up to the Christmas holidays and a trip to South Korea for some Skiing was penciled in. There are several ways to get to the airport from Hong Kong Island but its hard to beat…

Lisbon, Portugal

Just a few hours before I was meant to go to the airport, I got a text saying my flight was cancelled and that I was now going via Brussels instead of Morocco. It was no big deal but it was still strange going to a country I wasn’t expecting (even if it was just…

Casablanca, Morocco

A day in Casablanca didn’t quiet turn out as I planned.. After getting the train into Casablanca and a taxi from there to the hostel (via a pharmacy) I had the (man) flu in a bad way so  I was confined to the bed and didn’t get to do any exploring done on the Friday…