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 […]

Malacca: Discovering old-world Europe in Malaysia

Malacca Old Town

Things have changed a lot since I was last here. Malacca is no longer the small, sleepy town that I remembered it to be from my childhood. It’s grown. It’s actually a city home to nearly 900,000 people. Although Malacca has expanded it still maintains an old-world charm, visiting here is to escape to a […]

Seeing the World Through a Child’s Eyes (Once Again)

Yangon, Myanmar

I believe that children, being that much less exposed to and therefore tainted by societal norms, are that much closer to real humans, as it were, and spending time with them is almost like a looking-glass to what lies within. A couple of my friends are primary school teachers and when we meet up I […]

Lesbian Legs and Hong Kong’s Romantic Skyline

Hong Kong at Sunset

Since it’s Valentine’s Day I thought I’d indulge in a little bit of romance. Since I’ve been in Asia the most romantic thing that’s happened to me is having Ruchi’s legs rub against me in the middle of the night. Luckily her roaming limbs are nothing new and it’s not a lesbian invite either (sorry […]

Stockholm, You’re More than Just a Pretty Face

Stockholm, Gamla Stan

I’m going to go ahead and blurt it out, I fancied you from the moment I saw your photograph. So can you imagine my surprise after I discovered your personality not only matched your looks, but surpassed them? It didn’t take long for me to realise you are so much more than just a pretty […]