Elevate Your Mind: How Expansive Views Can Shift Your Mental State

Elevate Your Mind: How Expansive Views Can Shift Your Mental State

Discover how embracing a wider perspective can transform the chaos of everyday life into a wellspring of peace and creativity, inspired by the insights of neurobiologist Andrew Huberman. Explore this journey towards mental clarity in the midst of Vietnam's coastline as viewed from the 22nd floor. Find out how you too can capture a piece of this inner peace for yourself.

February 24, 2024
Dare to Explore: Penang's Spice Garden and Its Poisonous Wonders

Dare to Explore: Penang's Spice Garden and Its Poisonous Wonders

Explore the Tropical Spice Garden in Penang, Malaysia, where history and nature come alive. This isn't just any garden; it's a vibrant journey into the world of spices that made Penang famous. Wander through lush landscapes, marvel at towering plants, and dip your toes in a cool stream. Discover the secrets of spices like cardamom and nutmeg, and take a peek into the intriguing Poison Garden. The Tropical Spice Garden offers a glimpse into the past, making it a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the rich heritage and natural beauty of Penang in a nutshell.

February 15, 2024
Chiang Khan: Thailand's Quiet Corner of Paradise

Chiang Khan: Thailand's Quiet Corner of Paradise

Dive into the heart of Chiang Khan, a lesser-known paradise in northeast Thailand, where the charm of old-world traditions meets the allure of tourism. Experience the vibrant night market, scenic bike rides along the Mekong, and the unique blend of cultural authenticity and comfort. Discover a town where you can relive your childhood freedom on a bicycle, where the community's spirit is as infectious as its colorful lanterns.

February 09, 2024
Kampot's Twilight Carousel

Kampot's Twilight Carousel

I could see what looked like a small fair nestled in a quadrant of modest night market stalls that were setting up across the street. The scent of char grilled chicken wove through the air, as smoke tendrils curled skyward. There amongst the stalls stood an old well worn timeless carousel with a fleet of pastel painted boats.

x Bella

February 02, 2024
City Of Eternal Spring Where Flowers Bloom All Year Round

City Of Eternal Spring Where Flowers Bloom All Year Round

Dive into the heart of Dalat, Vietnam's "City of Eternal Spring," where flowers bloom in endless cycles and the air is refreshingly cool. This highland haven mesmerizes with its fusion of cultures and natural beauty, offering a floral spectacle unlike any other. From sprawling greenhouses to charming farms, Dalat's landscapes are a feast for the eyes. Whether you're exploring its lush valleys or enjoying the pine-scented air, Dalat promises a slice of paradise with the cozy feel of home.

December 26, 2023
A Story About Bougainvillea and Razor Wire

A Story About Bougainvillea and Razor Wire

I wandered through a suburb lined with fancy cars and enormous walled homes (mansions compared to the rest of the city), with very ornate gates, and a fuzz of razor wire atop the walls.

October 30, 2023
Stepping On Stories Of Malacca

Stepping On Stories Of Malacca

Strolling the lanes of Malacca, it's impossible to miss the gorgeous patterns of the Majolica tiles. Often referred to as Peranakan, Nyonya, or Sino-Portuguese tiles, they're more than mere decorative pieces – they narrate tales of intertwined cultures and artistry that dates back centuries.

October 21, 2023
Hanging High: The Colourful Lanterns Of Pai

Hanging High: The Colourful Lanterns Of Pai

Aside from the indie night market, healthy vegan food options, handicraft boutiques, avant garde art galleries and hidden laneway shops, what I loved about Pai was the lanterns decorating the streets.

September 03, 2023
Bokor Hill Station; The Abandoned Colonial French Resort In Cambodia

Bokor Hill Station; The Abandoned Colonial French Resort In Cambodia

The Hill Station was built as a resort town in the early 1920s by colonial French to provide a respite from the tropical heat. Perched up at an alleviation of over 1000 metres the weather is mild and often extreme. Apparently over 900 people died over a 9 month period during the construction of the resort. Today it takes about 1 hour to reach the station, up a long windy well maintained bitumen road lined with monkeys. However back in the day, the harsh climate and remote location was cause for much trouble.

August 25, 2023
The Result Of Day Dreaming In Rural Cambodia

The Result Of Day Dreaming In Rural Cambodia

The idea for this collection began on a dirt track on the way to a pepper farm in Cambodia. Crawling along in an old taxi behind the dust of a tour bus, the road was rough and pot holed. The speed gave me time to absorb the rural scene unfolding out the side window.

August 14, 2023
A Unique Experience Of Getting Lost

A Unique Experience Of Getting Lost

The entry fee is a drink purchase. I can tell you now that holding a cup of purple butterfly pea soda and balancing the stairs and crawling between caverns is a juggle, with said drink and a day pack.

The bar is also called The 100 Roofs Bar. You can see why, when you see the vista from the top of the garden. 

June 28, 2023
Whispering Of Love

Whispering Of Love

Nestled high up in the hills of Northern Thailand lies the charming town of Nan, a hidden gem that remains off the beaten path for Western tourists. A temple town surrounded by national parks, this place offers an authentic travel experience.

Nan is also an art lovers paradise. There is one particular artwork you will see everywhere.

May 25, 2023