Category: Asia

Are Capsule Hotels in Singapore Good To Stay In?

DID YOU KNOW? Capsule hotels are the new 5* hotels.  Ok, I may have just made that up (and tbh, would rather stay in the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel than any capsule hotel). BUT Capsule Hotels in Singapore are pretty awesome. I recently stayed in two while visiting Singapore,…

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Cheapest Way to From Beijing to Ulaanbaatar in 2019 (Bus and Train)

I’ve spent quite a lot of time travelling by train in China, and I really enjoy it. It’s fast, easy, safe, comfortable and affordable. So I knew how I was going to get to Ulaanbaatar. Train, of course! It’s fast, easy, safe, comfortable… then I looked at prices on Travel…

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Where to Stay in Bangkok: Super Bangkok Accommodation Guide

Who on earth visits Bangkok seven times in one year? Me, that’s who. It’s South East Asia’s biggest hub, meaning that you’ll probably pass through here more than once on a backpacking adventure around the subcontinent, and it’s definitely a crucial stop on any Thailand itinerary. It’s also the biggest…

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Coconut Beach, Koh Rong: A Travel Guide

I was sitting on a bus on my way to Sihanoukville in Cambodia, next to another traveller who looked a little worse for wear. He had a busted up leg, a black eye, and he looked like he’d just been drinking for a week. I asked him if he was…

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How to Spend A Great Day in Tashkent: Itinerary and Guide

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, definitely is a runner for the city that’s most ‘at a crossroads’ in the world. It’s a city that blends Soviet, Middle Eastern and European features, with some very typical Uzbek features that make it unmistakably unique. It’s Central Asia’s largest city, and while it’s not loved anywhere…

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War Sites in Vietnam to Understand the Nation’s History

Modern Vietnam is famous for many things. Pho, bikes, amazing nature and beautiful architecture are just some of the reasons that tourists flock to this country. It’s firmly on the tourist map of South East Asia, and it absolutely deserves this success. However, there is a side of Vietnam that…

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Bali to London Overland: South East Asia Recap

Let’s not talk about how overdue this post is, but I’d like to introduce you to my Bali to London overland series, with this South East Asia recap! So, to bring you up to speed, I’m travelling from Bali to London without flying. I will be taking a few boats…

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2 Weeks in Thailand Itinerary for First-Timers: Perfect for 2020

The mystical kingdom of Thailand has been attracting tourists in their thousands for decades now. It is famed for its beautiful beaches, serene temples, wild jungle, tasty food and smiley people. Thailand is a prime traveller’s destination – it has the perfect mix of conveniences and adventure, as well as…

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Everything You Should Know About Backpacking Laos

As you may know if you’re following along on the ‘gram (if you’re not, come join, it’s a party), I spent the first month of 2019 backpacking in Laos. Why Laos? Many people asked. I had a whole month to play with, why not see more of Thailand or Cambodia,…

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Amazing Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

I’m writing this on the Trans-Mongolian train after just over one week in Mongolia. This was pretty much all spent in Ulaanbaatar (with a two day trip in a nearby national park), the capital. “What do you do with one week in Ulaanbaatar?!” I hear you ask. One week in…

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