Tag: southeast asia

10 Things to Do in Bangkok

Packed with millions of people, gridlocked by traffic and scorched by oppressive heat, you might wonder why Bangkok is one of the entire planet’s most visited cities. Quite what especially appeals to each individual varies but there are some elements which ensure it not only keeps travellers coming but continuously tempts back those who have

10 Things to Do in Chiang Mai

An ancient walled city, hundreds of temples, a lively after-dark scene and a famous night bazaar – this and so much more make up what is now Chiang Mai and was once the capital of the great Lanna kingdom. The area surrounding this wonderful city is dotted about with hill tribes, tea, rice and coffee

A Guide To Travelling in Cambodia

Cambodia is one of the countries often included in the South-East Asia traveller’s route and offers all of the exotic colour, culture and charming chaos which this corner of the world is both famed and loved for. Within its menu of potential adventures and destinations are nature-rich jungle exploration, idyllic tropical beaches and islands, the

10 Things to Pack for Thailand

You’ve booked your flights and you’re all set for your trip to Thailand, but what should you be stuffing into your travel backpack? In this post we give you our top 10 packing recommendations for travelling in Thailand. If you want a more extensive list, covering Southeast Asia as a whole, check out our Southeast

11 Reasons to Visit Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has been a beloved darling of the traveller set for a long while now and for good reason. This tropical set of countries is often presented as the easiest place in the world to begin globe-trotting adventures for complete novices but the truth is it keeps veterans coming back time and time again

Best Destinations for Vegetarians

As a planet-wandering traveller you may have been practicing how to say ‘I am vegetarian’ in several languages but it serves little use if the country you are about to explore has no real concept of the term. Travelling for anyone can throw up a few hurdles to overcome but if you happen to be

10 Things to Pack for Vietnam

I recently visited Vietnam for 10 days, where my itinerary included Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An and Da Nang. There are a few items you should consider packing for your trip to Vietnam, and here are my top 10 recommendations for your packing list… 1) Sleeping Bag Liner Oh how I regret not packing my

A Guide to Travelling in Malaysia

Although there are many nations in the world which appear almost more than one country, nowhere is this truer than with Malaysia. Half of the country is found on the mainland which extends down from Thailand right on through to Singapore while its other half is way across the South China Sea on the island

10 Things to Do in Bali

One of more than 17,000 islands in the archipelago known as Indonesia, beautiful Bali is an island of extreme contrasts – party animals head here in search of after-dark action as wild as you could want but so too do those looking for spiritual retreats and immersion into surroundings suffused with peace and calm. Dubbed

A Guide to Travelling in the Philippines

Being a little removed from the usual Thailand/Cambodia/Laos/Vietnam Southeast Asia backpacking circuit, the Philippines often seem to get overlooked when planning gap year itineraries. However, if you happen to be in this corner of the world you really should think about making that little bit of extra effort to get to this country of more