Category: Asia

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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Things to do in Can Tho, Mekong Delta

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is one of the most vibrant and naturally beautiful areas of the country. Its tropical climate and year-round warm temperatures mean that a variety of amazing fruits can be grown here, and the city is Vietnam’s fifth-largest. However, just a short ride from the city is gorgeous…

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Solo Female Travel in Kazakhstan: A How to Guide

When I first told people of my plans to travel as a solo female in Kazakhstan (or more specifically, to solo travel across the world, but we’ll just talk about Kazakhstan here!), a LOT of people were skeptical. Sadly, the only thing that a lot of people know about the…

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Two Weeks in Cambodia Itinerary for First-Timers

The South East Asian Kingdom of Cambodia is one of my favourite countries, and is such an enriching and wonderful travel experience. It has one of the most impressive temple complexes in the world, beautiful beaches, stunning countryside, and wonderful people. There is, however, a darker side of Cambodia that…

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Vietnam Itinerary 10 Days: 3 Ways to See Vietnam

Are you planning a trip to Vietnam, but with only limited time? If you’re wanting to see the highlights of this South East Asian country, but have only 10 days in Vietnam, I’m going to explain how to see the country with just this time.  I’m going to be completely…

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Krabi to Bangkok Night Bus Review

Arriving into Ao Nang was a rather surreal experience. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it was definitely more along the lines of chilled out fishing village – the days of which are obviously long gone. Instead, I was greeted by a huge party strip with more bars…

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How to Travel from Mongolia to Kazakhstan by Train

When I was overlanding from Bali to London, I wanted to go to Mongolia, and I wanted to go to Kazakhstan. So I had to find out the best way to get from Mongolia to Kazakhstan, which obviously didn’t involve a flight. Simple, right? Actually, it’s not that easy. On…

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