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May 9, 2020

As I write this post, I am back in Singapore. A swab test (tested negative, phew...) and a mandatory 14 day SHN (Stay Home Notice) later, I am now stuck at home again; working from home to be precise. Now, we are 1 month into our country's approximately 2 month "Circuit Breaker", which is basically...

March 31, 2020

Do not travel.

I repeat, do not travel.

We’ve heard a lot about how it is socially responsible not to travel and risk spreading the highly contagious Corona-virus any faster and further than it has already spread. Yes, an obligation to social responsibility is must, but for the more “carefree” and dev...

February 29, 2020

Exactly how many countries are there in Europe?

Some sources say Europe is made up of 44 countries. Other sources put that number at 51.

But whatever the number is, being home to that many countries surely means that every day in Europe is an adventure on its own.

Oh, and so we are clear, this isn’t...

February 1, 2020

I can’t believe it.

I, am actually vacationing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Since forever, the only people permitted to enter this unknown desert “Kingdom” have been business travelers, Muslims on their pilgrimage, visitors attending the odd event, and domestic workers that the rich Saudi’s...

January 4, 2020

Alright, I know this is an age old debate. 

Still, I've decided to blog about this because on one my recent flights, I encountered an interesting situation (which made my blood boil) where an elderly couple sitting behind me deliberately prevented my seat from reclining and decided they would kick th...

November 2, 2019

When people knew I was going to kick off my “Silk Road” adventure across Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan, their response was generally similar, “Ah....Borat!”, which tells you how much of a hit the movie was. Kyrgyzstan, most people didn’t have a clue where on earth that was.

Before Borat the Movi...

October 4, 2019

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people....”

- Donald Trump, 16/06/2015

As I planned...

September 7, 2019

South America; this huge continent accounts for a third of the world’s homicides. In fact, more than a quarter of murders than happen on earth take place across Colombia, Venezula and Brazil alone.

From snatch theft to gang related violence, the continent of South America does appear to be one of th...