It came as a shock that we had not yet blogged about our experience in one of nature’s few wildlife sanctuaries – Borneo.
I remember hearing about an expedition to Borneo whilst I was at school, but I had no concept of where it was and little interest at that time. Borneo for those of you who don’t know is an Asian Island split in three by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. It is actually the third largest island in the world, so don’t be fooled by the term Island. … More Unchartered Territory – Borneo
We have been contacted by a number of community members and followers of A Wandering Memory asking for some hints and tips about Vietnam. Your wish is our command!
I was enthralled by Vietnam ever since I studied history at school. The tales of how a small third world nation rose up against the most powerful country in the world, were just too enticing. I soon found out that there was a lot more to the story than what i knew.
All that study just made me more determined to know what this nation was truly like? So I visited and here are our recommendations … More Vietnam Hints & Tips
When I first travelled the world for a year I decided to start a blog just to keep my family informed of my progress and the adventures I had been having.
Travelling the world for the first time, especially to places of such wonder and mystery such as China, Vietnam and Fiji, everything is new, everything is wondrous and there is an adventure around every corner. … More The Money Shot
One of my favourite Wandering Memories of all time, is our honeymoon trip to Malaysia, Indonesia and Borneo. It was so different to the usual honeymoon plans of the Maldives, Hawaii or French Polynesia – this was the first adventure of our married lives.
One of the many highlights of this trip was a private tour to Komodo and Rinca Islands. … More Komodo & Rinca Island’s
It suddenly occurred to me that I have only written one blog about Japan, which really is sacrilege, as it was one of the best surprise experiences in the a wandering memory collection. … More Cultural Beauty – Miyajima
Our exploration of Vietnam continued and we were heading to the highly regarded town of Hoi-An in the centre of the country (nearly halfway from Saigon and Hanoi). Vietnam so far had not disappointed, with Hanoi being a distinct favourite thus far. We had already experienced the sleeper train and were now on a coach, … More Suited and Booted – Hoi An – Vietnam
This was the day I was dreaming about, the real highlight of a visit to China, in the middle of nowhere surrounded by mountainous terrain for as far as the eye could see. This was what my trip was all about; a feeling of elation consumed me. It was the first time I had felt … More Elation & Wonder – The Great Wall of China
We have visited many countries that divide popular opinion, be it for criminal activity, historical reasons or politics; it’s not something I like to get involved in debating. I just like to travel and along with my travelling partners, experience everything possible the chosen location. One such country is that of Israel, of which I … More A Brush With Israeli Military
I usually have a good say on where we travel, as I am always reading blogs, books or watching TV/films that have a lot of influence on our choices, for example Vietnam was influenced by the movie Platoon along with historical studies, Bora Bora, the movie South Pacific, the Middle East was Laurence of Arabia and Vegas well … More Memoirs of a Geisha – Japan
Renowned as a travelers paradise, Thailand should not be overlooked for any type of break, be it backpacking, holiday, honeymoon, stag do, diving, or just a simple week away in the sun. Thailand is the mecca of commercialism and the shining beacon of South East Asia’s revert to capitalism. Now don’t let that put you … More Lost in Phuket – Thailand