Chicken or beef; Apple or Android; Batman or Superman; straight or Canadian: the world is full of choices that amount to absolutes, and for me when the question was ‘Saigon or Hanoi?’ ‘South Vietnam or Vietnam?’ the choice was easy. Saigon is a city that truly does not sleep whilst Hanoi, well it sleeps, and […]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know that once again Palawan has been decreed the “best island in the world”, although who says this and for what reason is anyone’s guess. But you cannot deny it’s a damned pretty island, and one we visit every year for our Island Hopping Tour.
Did you know Palawan is the best island in the world, and has been for the last four years? What I don’t know is who actually makes these lists, and what are the criteria? Did the Isle of Sheppey get a shout? What about Coney Island? Did you see the effort the Warriors had to […]
When I first opened my bar in China the name “DMZ Bar” seemed so genuinely perfect that I stupidly didn’t bother to check if there were any other DMZ Bars in the world. I later found out there were two others. One was in Fields Avenue, Angeles, and was less a bar and more a […]
I wouldn’t technically call myself a country collector (I’m at 146 in case you did wonder), but running YPT and doing the trips that I do certainly puts me into contact with the odd person chasing the holy grail of the 193 club (UN members, that is). East Timor (or the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste), […]