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

Vang Vieng, Laos

Our stop in Vientiane was short lived – around 14 hours. Our hotel, the Douchang Plaza in the French Quarter was fantastic, and the receptionist even managed to arrange a bus to Vang Vieng for the next morning there and then for 100,000 kip each. There was a small steakhouse directly across the road – … More Vang Vieng, Laos

Yala, Sri Lanka

A few years ago when we were in Luang Prabang we went elephant riding at a sanctuary, and I have to say it is probably my biggest travel regret to date. When planning our trip for last summer I knew I wanted to go somewhere we could safari. Sri Lanka really does have it all, beaches, hiking … More Yala, Sri Lanka

Yangon, Myanmar

I’m not sure what I expected of Myanmar, but it’s not what I got. Opened to tourists only three years ago, I expected it to be much more in the past than it is. I am so pleasantly surprised by everything about it. Like in Chiang Mai, there was a Taxi Meter service counter directly outside … More Yangon, Myanmar

Zhangjiajie, China

We were unsure whether or not to visit the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park during our time in China, but almost two years on I am still incredibly glad we did. The contrast between Beijing, Shanghai and (although it’s not officially part of China) Hong Kong and Zhangjiajie could not be greater. I feel there is something extra spectacular about … More Zhangjiajie, China