Foreign Correspondents Club Phnom Penh

Foreign Correspondents Club Phnom Penh

Ask around about what to do when visiting Phnom Penh, and Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) is sure to come up several times. Located in the prime river front district, this is Phnom Penh’s original drinking hole where back in the day foreign journalists and aid workers came for a cold beer at the end of the day. Today, the building is an […]

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September 9, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Eight Hours in Chennai

Eight Hours in Chennai

After my connection from Chennai to Hyderabad was delayed by hours, I found myself with 8 hours between flights on my way to speak at a conference. That’s a long enough time to get bored sitting in an airport, but is it long enough to really see anything? Once I arrived at the Chennai airport and realised there is absolutely […]

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March 12, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Sunrise Over Mount Batok and Mount Bromo

Sunrise Over Mount Batok and Mount Bromo

There are only 3 reasons to wake up at 2AM. The first is feeding a newborn (can you guess I’m a new daddy?), the second is making babies and the third is watching the sunrise and viewing Mount Bromo from the the top of Mount Batok. Can you guess why I woke up at 2AM? I went to sleep at […]

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October 15, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Organic Farming Experience at Kaliandra Eco Resort

Organic Farming Experience at Kaliandra Eco Resort

After arriving at Surabaya Airport at 10PM, we began the 1-hour drive to Kaliandra Eco Resort, located on the slope of Mount Arjuno. The first thing I noticed, getting out of the van, was how chilly it was. OK, by chilly, it was probably 20 degrees Celsius. Yes, I’m Canadian, born in Ottawa and have withstood -30 degree Celsius winters. […]

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August 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Inaugural Garuda Indonesia Flight from Singapore to Surabaya

Inaugural Garuda Indonesia Flight from Singapore to Surabaya

Garuda Indonesia invited me to join them in making history. This was their inaugural flight between Singapore and Surabaya (Indonesia) and since my surname is Abbott, I was probably the first passenger on the flight manifest. History. I got to the airport by 6:30PM (8:45PM flight) to check-in and met the other bloggers and travel agents joining the trip. The […]

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July 22, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Joget High Tea at Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa by Shangri-La

Joget High Tea at Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa by Shangri-La

Experience a unique high tea concept at the Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa by Shangri-La in Penang Malaysia, with their fortnightly Joget High Tea. Enjoy either a traditional English High Tea set of scones with whipped cream and strawberries, a selection of gourmet sandwiches and cakes or a Malaysian High Tea set of chicken lorbak & cucumber, curry puff,  cucur […]

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May 29, 2012 at 3:01 am

Chi The Spa by Shangri-La at Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa

Chi The Spa by Shangri-La at Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa

Step into Chi, the spa at Shangri-La, and step into serenity. A walk down a wood planked path, lined with bamboo shoots and fish ponds starts my search for relaxation as I approach the reception villa. The sound of trickling water from a rock water feature in the center of the reception reminds me to take a deep breath and start […]

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May 16, 2012 at 10:22 am

Video: Hawker Food at the Food Trail Under the Singapore Flyer

Video: Hawker Food at the Food Trail Under the Singapore Flyer

Join me as I try a few different local hawker dishes under the Singapore Flyer at the Food Trail. Dishes include fried oysters, pork noodle and my favourite drink sugarcane juice.

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May 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm