markets in beijing

Market economy

Between the jewellery, buddhas and Maos, the Panjiayuan Market in Beijing is a collector’s dream! But there are plenty of markets across the whole city!

hutongs in beijing

Hutong Clan

What happens when hipsters clash with the old-timers in the backstreets of Beijing…

koh samui boat trips

Finding The Beach…

Alex Garland set his famous novel on these Thai islands near Koh Samui. After spending a day amongst them, you can understand why…

khao san road

Khao San Road blues

Has something about me changed? Or has the backpacker hub of South East Asia really lost its charm?

cross-country road trip

US Road Trippin’

What happens when I meet a stranger online and decide to spend 60 hours in a van, driving more than 3000 kilometres? Well, not much sleep, for one thing…

road trip with a stranger

Bad Vibrations

A road trip across the US with a stranger met online comes to a crashing halt on a dark deserted highway near the Nevada/California border…