Category Archives: Asia

Travelling with Carry On Luggage Only in Asia: A How-To Guide

  One of my best sustainable travel tips is to pack less, because less items means reduced fuel emissions on transport. It also means favouring solid, package-free toiletries over weighty bottles. And guess what? Sustainable travel is often also cheap travel, and travelling in this way could save you a ton of money. I hate […]

Two Week Philippines Itinerary

It wasn’t until a few years ago, when three of its islands were dubbed the best in the world, that the Philippines caught the attention of adventurers, beach-goers, and vacationers all over the world. Now, it is definitely well known for its white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, fantastic dive sites, and beautiful sunsets. However, because the Philippines […]

How To Make the Most of a Layover in Kuala Lumpur

Located at the crossroads between the far east and south Asia, and situated conveniently between the South East Asian hotspots of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and Oceania, Kuala Lumpur is on the route of many inter-continental journeys. And while I obviously love overlanding, sometimes money or time constraints have this pesky habit of getting in […]

Two Week Japan Itinerary : Explore the Oriental Country by Rail

With its relatively small land size and incredible high-speed trains, Japan is an ideal destination to explore if you enjoy overland transit. There are many reasons to visit Japan: From ancient temples and shrines to ultra-modern hotels and cutting-edge technology Japan is quirky, fascinating and manages to blend past and present together so beautifully. Any […]

Bali on a Budget: Tips for Cheap Travel to Indonesia

Beautiful Bali, one of the must-visit places in Indonesia, has been in the headlines a lot over the last few years. It’s become not just a destination for travelers, but has started to attract holidaymakers from Australia, Europe and beyond. Because of this, authentic Bali is a little harder to find (although by no means […]

Paper Plane Hostel Review: Unique Accomodation in Kuala Lumpur

Arriving into Kuala Lumpur wasn’t my finest hour. My plane was delayed, it took hours to get through customs, I turned down an offer of splitting a grab taxi because ‘I like public transport’ – cut to an hour later, where I’m standing outside a shut Monorail office, in the dark in a city where […]

Authentic Things to do in Bali: Beyond the Tourist Traps

Bali; the island’s name is synonymous with sunkissed beaches, historic temples and beautiful volcanoes. It never fails to surprise its visitors as there is always something new and exciting to explore – but, although most visitors to the island often end up visiting only the well-worn tourist areas, there is a lot more to Bali. […]

A Complete Guide to Train Travel in China

China is a fantastic place for more adventurous travellers. There’s no specific tourist path through the country, no shuttles transporting people to each destination, and very few bars and restaurants catered especially for backpackers. Because of all of this, China can seem a little daunting; and the question of how to get around is just […]

One Month in China Itinerary for First Timers

If you’re reading this China itinerary, I’m guessing you’re planning a trip to the country. China is one of my favourite countries to travel in. It’s brimming with history and culture, from the Terrcotta Warriors to its many, many temples, but it has the most dynamic modern scene in cities like Shanghai and Guangzhou. It […]

The Ultimate Solo Travel in China Guide

China is many things. Crazy, overwhelming and unique are all words that could be used to describe this Asian country. Solo travel in China can seem pretty daunting – it’s often near impossible to know exactly what is going on while exploring the country, especially if you have little grasp of the language. If you’re thinking […]