Category: Asia

Chiang Mai Itinerary: For 2, 3, 4 days or more!

Nestled in the mountainous region of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is a rather charming city – and one that many people ensure are a part of their Thailand itineraries. It’s famous for being Thailand’s cultural capital, and also has lots of opportunities for enjoying surrounding nature too. I must admit,…

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What You Need to Know When Planning a Trip to the Philippines

Are you planning a trip to the Philippines? I spent a month in the country at the end of last year (2019) and I’d love to share all of my Philippines travel tips with you!  It was my first time in the Philippines – despite spending a lot of time…

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Diving in Bohol: What You Need to Know

With more than 7,000 islands – and they’re finding new ones all the time = the Philippines is certainly not short of tropical beaches. And where there are tropical beaches, there’s often amazing diving. The Philippines is no exception to this. There are plenty of amazing places to dive in…

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Cooking Class in Kuala Lumpur: Full Review

Let’s talk about Malaysian food. Often overshadowed by its Thai and Vietnamese neighbours, Malaysian food represents the nation’s melting pot of cultures, yet is distinctly its own.  It has influences from India and China; both countries have strong representation throughout Malaysia, due to settlers living in the country throughout the…

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3 Days in Beijing Itinerary

The capital of China is like nowhere else in the world. It’s the epicentre of China’s culture and heritage, with a colossal amount of history, but also a vibrant new culture. It’s nowhere near as modern as Shanghai – you visit the two for very different reasons – but it…

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1-2 Weeks in Uzbekistan Itinerary

 Named by the Guardian as ‘the most fascinating country you’ve never been to’, Uzbekistan is a country that will amaze you. If you’re interested in history, beautiful and interesting architecture and world religions, this Central Asian country is ideal for you – and if you’re not interested in the above,…

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Girl looking out over Caspian Sea at sunset

Taking the Caspian Sea Ferry from Aktau to Baku: A Complete Guide

Ring ring… Sdravstvuite…. I mumbled sleepily into the telephone. A rapid monologue in Russian followed, which I deciphered to mean ‘you need to get up’. It was 3am. I stumbled out of bed, turned the light on, and packed my last bits. My contact for the Caspian Sea Ferry (details…

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The Tastiest Vegan Restaurants in Hanoi

If you’ve ever set foot in the effervescent, chaotic city of Hanoi, you’ll know what I mean when I say that it can be a tad overwhelming. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an amazing city, well worthy of a few days on anyone’s Vietnam itinerary. But it can also be extremely…

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Ho Chi Minh Trail Tour in Vietnam: My Review

Hoi An, Vietnam is a backpacker favourite, and a must-do for most travellers to the country. I’m not going to lie, it’s not my favourite spot in the world for various reasons – but I’m definitely in the minority. Still, I think that a Ho Chi Minh Trail tour is a…

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The Importance of Visting the Phnom Penh Genocide Memorials

This isn’t an easy post to write. Backpacking South East Asia is something that most keen travellers will do at least once in their life. There are so many amazing aspects to this part of the world – the beautiful beaches, the cheap alcohol, the delicious food, the beautiful temples,…

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