Jakarta in a nutshell

Jakarta is not what you would call an aesthetically pleasing city. Dilapidated buildings, shacks and dirty concrete sprawls for miles along heavily traffic-clogged roads with little greenery interspersed. Most people completely skip Jakarta altogether. I must admit, Jakarta was not on my list for any particular reason, I was merely there as a matter of [...]

7 Things to love about Kota Kinabalu, Sabah – Borneo

Today is my birthday. This time a fair few years ago I was watching the snow fall at Heathrow airport with my family, wondering whether the flight would be delayed or cancelled. Today the weather is ever so slightly better! Today also had me reminiscing about that trip and the beautiful land below the wind… [...]