Category Archives: Asia

Top 21 Things to Do in Malaysia

Top 21 Things to Do In Malaysia

Boasting 2 coastlines, with stunning beaches and an array of islands, cool highlands, steamy jungles, dazzling cities and some UNESCO-listed heritage towns, Malaysia really is quite a traveller treasure trove. It seems something of a shame, therefore, that this country is so regularly left of many Southeast Asia travel itineraries, often overshadowed by the more […]

Complete Thailand Packing List: Top Guide for Travellers

Complete Thailand Packing List

Don’t know what to pack for your trip to Thailand? Then I have you covered! The wonders of Thailand are a mecca for travellers with the country’s historic temples, delicious food, beautiful beaches and cultural vibrancy, it’s no wonder so many of us head there each year. And due to its great prices and location […]

Epic 2 Week Vietnam Itinerary + 5 Ideas for Longer Trips

The Best 2 Week Vietnam Itinerary

So you’re thinking of visiting Vietnam? Well, what a blooming great idea! And here’s the perfect 2 week itinerary for you! This country is definitely my favourite in the Southeast Asia region with its wealth of fun adventures, great coffee, delicious food, bustling culture and next level natural attractions. I’ve chosen to write a 2 […]

What To Do in Penang – 21 Top Ideas

What To Do in Penang

Heading to Penang? Here’s the top 12 things to do there. My first stop in Malaysia and my first sense of what a diverse, dazzling and delicious country this is to travel, Penang is a fantastic destination to explore. Located in the northwest of the country, I travelled to Penang from Thailand, enroute to Singapore, […]

Plan to Travel Vietnam? 15 Things to Know Before You Go!

Travel Vietnam: 15 Things to Know

One of the countries that bowled me over the most on my travel adventures last year was Vietnam. And that’s because I’d heard mixed reports. As a shorthand explanation, for the British among you, Vietnam is what I call a Marmite country…. you either love it or hate it! Well I can confirm that after […]

Ultimate Travel Guide to the Perhentian Islands

Ultimate Travel Guide to the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia

By the time I reached the tropical Perhentian Islands off Malaysia’s east coast I’d be travelling non-stop in Southeast Asia for over 2 months. And I was exhausted. I was especially exhausted of the noisy cities, hectic pollution and piles of trash. And so it was that the beautiful paradise pearls of the Perhentian Islands […]

Top 10 Things to Do in Cambodia

The 10 Best Things to do in Cambodia!

A budget-friendly gem in Southeast Asia, that’s been well-loved by backpackers for decades, it’s not surprising that so many of us still head to Cambodia to enjoy its beautiful islands, interesting history and amazing UNESCO site of Angkor Wat. From snorkelling to kayaking, temple hopping to night market eating, Cambodia packs a lot in for […]

Cat Ba Island, Vietnam: The Perfect Halong Bay Alternative

Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

  Cat Ba Island is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam in my opinion, but it’s also a spot many travellers miss off their itinerary in this country… and what a shame. #1 Because Cat Ba Island has a lovely national park at its heart – a great place to enjoy some […]

Perfect South East Asia Packing List

The Perfect South East Asia Packing List

It’s a classic isn’t it? The good old South East Asia route is perhaps the most worn of all the backpacker trails. But that doesn’t make it any less worthwhile. Oh no! Because if you’re travelling for the first, or perhaps travelling alone for this first time, then this part of the world can be […]