Welcome to Magnificent Asia

In 2014 when I first set out on my digital nomad journey, I sold all my things and hopped on a one way flight out to Bangkok, Thailand.

Since that day, I’ve never looked back and Southeast Asia has become a bit of a second landing pad for me.

Later on, adventures took me further afield into Asia to explore China, Mongolia, India, and Nepal – all incredible journeys full of amazing experiences that I treasure.

Over the past many years I’ve been writing about my travels through Asia, and here I share with you my favourite tips, destination guides, and travel memoirs from Asia.

A Trip Across Mongolia

Beijing to Mongolia, considered one of the world’s Greatest Railway adventures. Memories of the Trans-Mongolian Express through the Gobi Desert.

A Day in Kathmandu

Kathmandu wasn’t exactly love at first sight, well at least not in my case. I’d ridden a thirty-six hour bus trip through the Himalayan foothills from Delhi, vomiting out the window the entire way . It had been some bad chicken the day before, It tasted like mud and rotting flesh. I only had a […]

Beijing Memories, passed down from my father.

Beijing existed in my mind as an abstract painting, fragments taken from my late father’s many tales of arriving in this mysterious land. Visions of tranquil ancient penzai gardens danced with the buzz of a post-modern metropolis. The city was all these things at once and still somehow more; a breathing, gyrating, living contrast to itself.

Xi’an and the tiniest Baozi House

Disembarking from our carriage out into the heart of one of China’s oldest cities, the beginning of the Silk Road, and home to the Terracotta Warriors, I realised Xi’an was already everything I’d hoped to find in China.

Dragons, Myth, and Minjian

As ancient Chinese legend would have it, here in the Sichuan region of Southwest China there was a fierce dragon lurking in the Minjian River.
A 735-kilometer-long tributary of the famed Yangtze River that we were visiting from nearby Chengdu.

In Chengdu, A Land of Pandas and Tunnels

In my travels, I have yet to experience anything quite as post-apocalyptic sci-fi as the unusual tunnel land that was to greet us in Chengdu. The tunnels of Chengdu are not like anything I was prepared for.

The Mysteries of Chinese Airlines

Despite many years of working in the airline industry, the unique and often baffling rules of Chinese airlines still managed to surprise me. On arrival into Bangkok airport we were told , in no uncertain terms, that we were to pay another five thousand baht in overweight baggage fees to this small Chinese airline I had previously never heard of.

Ao Nang, My love

As we departed the Phuket region of Southern Thailand bound for Ao Nang, I couldn’t help but wonder if I’d been grossly mistaken about this entire corner of the world. So far, nothing in Southern Thailand had been as expected. Even the 6 hour bus journey, which I would usually dread, was deliciously scenic & […]