Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 22 – Livingstone

Defunct Cinema  'The Capitol '. The plan for the swim at Devils Pool was not meant to be even if was still being allowed as  they would have...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 21 – Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) – Livingstone ( Zambia)

Entrance to the Victoria National Park. I began to take down the tent after breakfast and suddenly Dumi told me not to do it yet. I told him that I...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 19 -Part 2 -Chobe National Park

Yours truly @ the Sedudu entrance of the Chobe National Park. After the Zambezi river cruise, I looked forward for the game drive and spending the...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 19 – Part 1 – Zambezi River Cruise

Banks of the Zambezi The plan for today was to hop on the Zambezi river cruise and then proceed to the Chobe National Park (CNP) where we are going...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 17 & 18- Elephant Sands & Kasane

Elephant Sands (Botswana) Lunch break between Maun and Nata. After an enjoyable past three days, I promised myself that I am not going to complain...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 16 – The Okavango Delta & The Air Safari

Dawn over the Okavango Delta. I didn't sleep well last night as I was awakened a lot of times by noises around the camp ... Woke up a bit late and I...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 20 – Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls ( Zimbabwe)

The leopard's calling card. The weather was still wet, raining but not as heavy when I woke up. As we took down our tents which I paid someone else...

Sri Lanka 2015 – Colombo – Day 1

Sri Lankan Parliament Building, Colombo. Why Sri Lanka? The main reason?  I was offered a "ZERO" points ticket by Air Asia BIG loyalty program despite having enough "BIG" points for the normal flight ticket. Cheap traveller ? Nah! Just getting the best of the deals...

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Malaysian Towns – Sungai Lembing – 2015

Entering Sungai Lembing Sungai Lembing (Spear River) was known as the 'El Dorado' of the east once during it's heydays where this hamlet was one of the key factors to the economic growth in then Malaya ( Malaysia). The origin of how Sungai Lembing originated according...

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Hong Kong & Macau – 2015 – Day 4

Ruins of St. Paul, Macau. Woke up early, organised myself and checked out of the hotel as I had the ferry to catch. I took the MRT and after a change of trains I found myself at the ferry terminal. Bought the ferry ticket and boarded the half empty ferry for an hour's...

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Hong Kong & Macau – 2015 – Day 3

Hong Kong Cultural Centre. It was still raining heavily since last night and I was limited to the five foot alleys of the hotel building. I invested in an  'overpriced' umbrella and started walking aimlessly around the Tsim Sha Tsui neighbourhood. The tempting sight...

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Hong Kong & Macau – 2015 – Day 2

The Fakawi Traveller @ The Peak, Hong Kong. It was a sunny morning and I took my time organising myself for the day. Walked to the Star Ferry terminal and boarded the next available ferry. I then took a double decker bus from the Hong Kong ferry terminal to the Peak...

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Hong Kong & Macau – 2015 – Day 1

Star Ferry , Hong Kong Hong Kong ( Fragrant Harbour ) is a former British colony now officially know as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China after the British handed over Hong Kong to the Chinese government in 1997 after 156 years of British colonial...

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Yogyakarta (Jogjakarta) 2015 Day 4

Yogyakarta "Tugu"  Yogyakarta "Tugu"  The effects of having 2 kopi 'Jos' last night took its toll. I did not sleep until 4.30 in the morning only to be awoken by a phone call at 5 a.m from the travel agent informing me that if I still wanted to carry on with the trip...

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Yogyakarta (Jogjakarta) 2015 Day 2

The  Fakawi Traveller @ Jalan Malioboro Woke up to a gloomy Monday morning. The skies were dark and it looked more than likely that it was going to rain. I got organized and walked along the Malioboro Road and it was not as busy as the day before. The streams of...

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Yogyakarta (Jogjakarta) 2015 Day 1

Jogjakarta Railway Station Yogyakarta or commonly  known as "Jogja" was my destination after more than a year since I last traveled for leisure as I made a trip to Papua New Guinea for business in January . One of the main reasons for the less traveled  or sabbatical...

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Malaysian Towns – Kuala Kubu Bharu 2014

Kuala Kubu Road railway station. 'Kalau pergi Kuala Kubu, Tulis nama atas batu'.... Loosely translated, 'If you go to Kuala Kubu, Write your name on a rock.'  Those are the first two lines of the lyrics for a song sang by the late singer Sudirman Haji Arshad, which...

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