Leg-Rowing Fishermen – The Icons of Inle Lake, Myanmar

Leg rowing fisherman, Inle Lake

He stands on one leg like a flamingo, and wraps his other leg around the oar. By rotating his leg, the blade of the oar moves the boat along. After a short distance he becomes completely still, effortlessly balanced. Fully immersed in seemingly unconscious meditations, he looks outward upon the vast expanse of water and […]

Iceland’s Most Majestic Waterfalls

Svartifoss waterfall, Iceland

Strange plumes of smoke rising from the ground, craggy lava fields, erupting geysers, colossal glaciers, perpetually sprouting rainbows; these are just a few of the reasons why I’m obsessed with Iceland. I could be here all day writing about the gazillion other reasons why I love this small yet unimaginably diverse country, but I’m going […]

Doggy style! Japan’s Most Pampered Pooches!

Doggy style in Japan!

  Japanese people are the most stylish people in the world. Period. It’s a country ubiquitous with great fashion and quality made clothing, this eye for great taste is the reason why Japanese people look so unattainably amazing, but it’s not the only reason. I’m certain they’ve got something in their DNA that the rest […]

How to obtain a Russian Visa from the UK (the fool-proof way)

Russian Visa UK

Everyone has a list of countries they dream of going to, and for a very long time, Russia was one of mine. For years I said to myself, ‘This is the year I will go to Russia!’, but eventually the year passed and another one began with the same promise to myself. You might then […]

Shinsekai: Osaka’s Most Weird and Wacky District

Blowfish in Osaka

Whilst Tokyo is synonymous with all that is wacky and weirdly wonderful, the same can also be found in Osaka too. Osaka is Japan’s 3rd largest city with a population greater than anywhere in Europe, and apart from New York City, it is larger than anywhere in the States too. These are impressive stats for […]

Yorkshire: That Place Called Home

Yorkshire Moors walking

No matter where I go in the world, surrounded by such beauty and wonder, filling my belly with as much scrumptious food and drink as possible, and immersing myself in varying cultures, people and different ways of life, I find myself thinking of home. And for those of you who don’t know me (or have […]

Photos of Moscow, and My First Impressions

Moscow Saint Basils Cathedral

  Even though I visited Moscow six months ago I’m not entirely sure why I’ve only decided to write about it now. I must have something to say about it, right…? I do. It’s not that I didn’t like Moscow, but I can’t exactly say I loved it either. I was only there for three […]

Street Art in Malacca

Malacca, Street art

Although Penang is the street art capital of Malaysia, it’s not the country’s only place to see it, over the last few years local artists have taken to the streets of Malacca. You’ll find a surprising number of murals sprawled across facades that would otherwise look run-down and neglected. Before I continue, I should say […]