Vegan Food Guide to Brunei

Eating vegan in Brunei can be a bit challenging, but it’s definitely achievable. Located on the northern coast of Borneo, Brunei Darussalam is a small nation known for its rich cultural heritage, pristine rainforests, and beautiful Islamic architecture.  To be honest, I found it harder to be vegan in Brunei than other places I’ve travelled … Read more

Vegan Food Guide to Kota Kinabalu

The vegan and vegetarian food choices in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia, on the shores of Borneo, is incredibly diverse and you have a wide range of cuisines to choose from. The plant based cuisines this city has include Malay, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Italian, Mexican and Asian Fusion.  Whether you’re craving laksa, nasi lemak, pizza, burgers, tacos, … Read more

6 Best Mosques to Visit in Brunei

Brunei, a small country on the island of Borneo, has some of the most stunning mosques in the world, each reflecting the country’s deep Islamic heritage and architectural grandeur.  These masjids not only serve as places of worship but also as symbols of Brunei’s commitment to preserving its cultural and religious traditions, offering visitors a … Read more

How to have a Vegan Eid al-Adha

Treating all beings with kindness and respect is one of the cornerstones of Islamic teachings. You can celebrate Eid Al Adha this year in ways that don’t involve animal sacrifice.  Remember that the essence of Eid Al Adha is to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice and to promote compassion and empathy. Celebrating it in … Read more

10 Unique Hidden Gems in Hanoi Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam’s lively capital, is famous for its vibrant culture and iconic landmarks, yet it’s the hidden gems nestled in its narrow streets and alleys that capture the true spirit of this unique city. From interesting museums to the remnants of downed American planes, trains running through residential areas and historic neighbourhoods, Hanoi offers an … Read more

How to Trek in Sapa Without a Guide

Trekking through the beautiful landscape of Sapa Vietnam without a guide is a liberating and rewarding adventure. Especially for budget travellers wanting to explore the lush terraced rice fields and rugged mountain trails independently.  In November 2023, I did two solo treks in Sapa independently without a guide. The first was to Muong Hoa Valley. … Read more

11 Best Apps for Travel in Brunei

Brunei is a small country nestled on the northern coast of the island of Borneo and offers unique experiences for travellers seeking off the beaten path adventures. It is an oil rich nation, governed by the Sultan of Brunei, a leader in one of the few remaining sultanate countries worldwide. As a predominantly Muslim country … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Bac Ha Market in Vietnam

Located in the beautiful hills of northern Vietnam, Bac Ha Market stands as a vibrant tapestry of colours, cultures and traditions.  This bustling market situated in the Lào Cai Province is only 6 hours from Hanoi and less than 3 hours from Sapa. It’s a great “off the beaten path” experience. Here is An Adventurous 3 … Read more

Vegan Food Guide to Sapa Vietnam

Finding vegan food in Sapa Vietnam is easier than you think with a diverse range of vegan and vegetarian friendly cafes and restaurants.  Nestled in the stunning landscapes of northern Vietnam, six hours by bus from Hanoi and close to the Chinese border, Sapa not only captivates you with its unique scenery but also excites … Read more