Category Archives: Asia

12 Magical Places to visit in Turkey in winter

Turkey is one of my favourite countries. It’s famed for its dreamy beach destinations on the Mediterranean coast and the fascinating metropolis of Istanbul. But honestly, Turkey is so much more. There are so many places in Turkey that you could spend years visiting them. The balloons of Cappadocia, the ruins of Ephesus, and the […]

Solo Female Travel in Uzbekistan: Is it safe?

“Do you have anything that is banned?” said an Uzbek security guard, poking his head around my train cabin’s door as I sat waiting, one of the only people on the train who was travelling all the way to Tashkent.  “Nothing banned” I said. He gave my case a cursory glance over, and nodded. “Thankyou”. […]

Two Weeks in Malaysia Itinerary for First-Timers

Malaysia is a really special place. It’s got a wealth of culture – due to its strategic position between east and west, and north and south, it has influences and many people from India, China and Britain. It also has some older influence from Portugal and the Netherlands. While this wasn’t always great (imperialism rarely […]

Reasons Why It’s More Fun in the Philippines

An archipelago of over 7,000 islands, sitting to the east of South East Asia, tourism to the Philippines is increasing. But it still doesn’t get quite the same amount of tourist attention as Thailand, Indonesia or Vietnam.  This is going to change though. People are starting to realise how wonderful the Phillippines is, and how […]

Panay Itinerary: How to See the Best of Panay Island

The archipelago of the Philippines is a corner of South East Asia that’s strikingly different from anywhere else on the continent. The unique fusion of Spanish, Chinese, American and Native cultures make it really a place of its own. Despite travelling around a lot of South East Asia over the last three years, I’d never […]

Is Boracay Worth Visiting in 2021?

Boracay is one of the most famous islands in the Philippines. Its beaches and sunsets are legendary, and it’s this that attracted a range of tourists, from backpackers to luxury travellers, over the years.  It’s a stellar example of being a victim of its own success, however, as more and more travellers sadly meant more […]

2 Weeks in Pakistan Itinerary for First-Timers

I’ve heard a lot of amazing stories from travellers to Pakistan this year. So when Samantha, a traveller who has visited and adores the country, offered to write a 2 week overland Pakistan itinerary for this blog, I jumped at the chance! Here’s Samantha’s top tips for making the most of a two week Pakistan […]

Staying in a Karen Village Homestay Near Chiang Mai

Despite being a travel blogger, and travelling full time since 2016, I didn’t make it to Thailand until mid-way through 2018. Then I more than made up for it and have visited six times in the last 2 years… After visiting all the main touristy spots of Thailand, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pai, Phuket, Krabi […]

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 is 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, the very first time I […]