Kuala Lumpur - A City in the Tropics July 22nd 2009 The two words that made up the name of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, seemed to roll off my tongue in the most exotic way, while at the same time conjuring up images of the tropics, of skyscrapers, of Asia. The flight from Heathrow wasn't quite as likable though, involving a twelve-hour journey in economy class that never seemed to end.
The unmistakable heat of the tropics greeted us as Ang ... read more
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
Unlike a lot of fellow travellers, I tend to only dip my feet into a country, quite often only staying a day or two before heading off somewhere else.
Country numbers 54 and 55 were my first trips alone - something I never thought I'd do.
In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info