Tag: south east asia

A Guide to Travelling in Myanmar

Although tourists have been permitted into Myanmar – previously Burma – for a while now things are changing on an almost daily basis on this front. Once a mighty empire long since fallen as well as being a part of the British Empire in days gone by, Myanmar is best known in more recent history

10 Things to Do in Laos

Land-locked and small, Laos often gets overlooked, surrounded as it is by its well-established tourist industry neighbours of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. However, Laos is packed with the fascinating and the spectacular, particularly for the traveller seeking an escape from the hordes and in search of the less-developed South East Asian experience. Dramatic limestone mountains, dense

A Guide to Travelling in South East Asia

Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam – these are the countries which make up the magical and marvellously mixed melting pot known as South East Asia. Acting as an almost irresistible magnet to gap year travellers, these tropical lands are packed with such diverse wonders and sights as majestic mountains;

All Aboard: A Guide to Sleeper Trains in South East Asia

The imagery of a sleeper train rattling its way through the night, past unseen landscapes cloaked in darkness is such a romantic one it has been used as the setting and backdrop for many an iconic movie (some of them a little scary admittedly). Throw into the mix a location with the exoticness of Indo-China

10 Things to Do in Cambodia

Dishing up all the colour and charming chaos you’d expect to find in South East Asia, Cambodia also has some very special experiences and must-sees all of its very own. The country has, for some time now, been part of the established backpacker circuit and with good reason. If you’re travelling in South East Asia during your

Top 10 Things to Do in Thailand

1. Wat Rong Khun – The White Temple, Chiang Rai No matter how temple-jaded you get in Thailand – and it will happen – the stunning White Temple will blow you away. This free entry temple, which incorporates orthodox Buddhist teachings along with some very modern and quirky twists, is a cross between a fairytale

Top 10 Things to Do in Vietnam

Vietnam is a rich, woven tapestry made up from the many cultures and civilisations which have lived, invaded or ruled here. You can still see old men in berets in Dalat – thanks to the French influence; Chinese temples and pagodas are everywhere while in the north various ethnic hill tribe folk live and dress