One of the largest diamond mines in the world and also Indonesia, it’s difficult not to get caught up in gem fever when exploring the Cempaka diamond and gold mine in Kalimantan’s Martapura.
Speedboat to Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan
The intrepid journey by speedboat, bus, and 4×4 continues from Kendawangan to Kuala Jelai then Sukumara and onto Kota Waringin, before arriving in remote Central Kalimantan’s Pangkalan Bun.
Speedboat: Pontianak to Kendawangan, Kalimantan
Traversing across Kalimantan in an easterly direction, a couple of speedboats whisk us from Pontianak to Ketapang, then onto isolated Kendawangan to edge ever so slowly to Banjarmasin…
Thailand’s Historic Kanchanaburi
Thailand’s historical Kanchanaburi bears witness to the ugly and shocking treatment of POWs during WWII and this is why…
A little reminiscing about past travel to Thailand’s amazing city of Bangkok…
Genoa, Italy – Part 2
With Genoa’s impressive landmarks, American born writer Henry James also described this port city as ‘The most winding and incoherent of cities’.
Around Calabria, Southern Italy
Southern Italy’s Calabria region offers an abundance of fantastic sights for even the most discerning traveller…
Destination West Kalimantan, Indonesia
Renown as one of the most sparsely populated regions in Indonesia, some of West Kalimantan has not yet been explored…
Returning to Indonesia
Singapore fades away into the horizon as another fast ferry returns us to the island of Batam in Indonesia, once again…
Indonesia to Singapore: Boat Trip from Hell, Part 2
Edging closer to Singapore from Indonesia but ever so slowly on this boat trip from hell, part 2…
Indonesia: Around Cakranegara, Lombok
Nestled on the island of Lombok’s western side, Cakranegara offers a quieter alternative to the bustling city of Mataram in Indonesia’s archipelago.
Loving Indonesia’s Lombok
The gorgeous island of Lombok in Indonesia’s archipelago is relatively untouched, compared to the maddening tourist haunt of neighbouring Bali.
Long Journey to Lombok, Indonesia
The gorgeous island of Lombok in Indonesia’s archipelago draws intrepid travellers to climb the still active volcano -Mount Rinjani – but the journey is long when you are two islands away in Java…
Explosive Ordnance Disposal – The Kosovar Adventure
What makes someone change career from the safety of Information Technology and fly to Kosovo for training in explosive ordnance disposal?
Geylang is a district renowned as a seedy, swinging and vibrant part of Singapore – our dodgy hotel is in the middle of this district.