Ha Noi, Vietnam

Our time in Hanoi was short lived but wonderful. I have never seen so many mopeds or bikes in my entire life – it’s absolute chaos, but amazing everyone manoeuvres around one another smoothly, and you actually feel safe after the first five minutes of horror. We stayed in the Old Quarter of the city, … More Ha Noi, Vietnam

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong

For a shorter post on things to do in Hong Kong, click here. Hong Kong is an astoundingly modern city decorated with a rain forest climate and soaring palms. Everything about it is larger than life, from the glass-covered Central Banking District to the opulent Botanical Gardens hidden away just seconds from it. A beautiful … More Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Located on the West Coast of Southern Thailand, Koh Phi Phi Don is everything I envisioned island life to be and more. The harbour is lined with traditional Thai longboats, the water crystal clear and the limestone rock, rich with trees and wildlife, towers over the island in every direction. There were no cars, no … More Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Kuta, Bali

Our second last week was the ‘holiday’ at the end of our holiday – a week in Bali. To say Bali was everything I expected would be selling it short – boasting stunning hotels, beaches, and an impressive nightlife. However, the people are charming, helpful, and welcoming – a refreshing group of qualities after travelling … More Kuta, Bali

Luang Prabang, Laos

The atmosphere was so different to anywhere we had visited so far – quiet, relaxed, and the people, locals or otherwise, were incredibly welcoming and warm. Luang Prabang is suitable to the size of Laos and absolutely minuscule in terms of land mass. It was beyond refreshing after several weeks of big cities swarming with … More Luang Prabang, Laos

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The bus from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh was painless, taking 7 hours exactly with two half hour stops. Our hotel, Hotel Zing, is located two streets along from the bus terminus and opposite the city’s central market. Costing £15 per night, it’s immaculate and undoubtedly the best shower I’ve had in Asia – combined … More Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phuket, Thailand

From Phnom Penh we decided that rather than travel for an entire day on land we would take two flights to South West Thailand, specifically Phuket. We flew with Air Asia firstly to Bangkok then connected to another of their flights onto Phuket. We arrived at our hotel, Thira Residence, close to midnight so chose to … More Phuket, Thailand

Shanghai, China 

We arrived in Shanghai late at night from Zhangjiajie and took a taxi from Pudong International Airport to our hotel. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in the downtown area which far exceeded any expectations. Immaculate, spacious and as modern as they come, £55 for 2 nights seems like a steal. After a long overdue decent … More Shanghai, China 

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap is located in South West Cambodia, between Bangkok and Phnom Penh. We travelled from Bangkok via bus to reach the home of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest religious monument on earth. After travelling the entire day from Bangkok, we didn’t arrive at our hotel, Bamboo Angkor Boutique, until after ten o’clock at night … More Siem Reap, Cambodia