Category: Asia

Is China Worth Visiting in 2020? Reasons to visit China

I’ve been to China four times now, and I get asked a lot why do you keep going back?  Truth be told, I don’t think I’d ever tire of the country. It’s a completely unique place, that revels in its own culture and has so much to offer tourists. It’s…

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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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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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