Hoi An is a town like no other. With beautiful colonial buildings and streets lit by colourful lanterns, it could not be more picturesque. Top it off with some of the most delicious Vietnamese food, and you'll leave wondering when you can comeback next.
Normally I would write about places I have holidayed to, not somewhere i am currently living. However, lately I have had a number of requests for 'what to do whilst in Singapore' and it has made me realise that there is a good amount of knowledge I could pass on about how best to enjoy … Continue reading Singapore for a first timer
Ubud had been high on my travel list for some time - drawn in by the bright green rice terraces and the promise of zen.
Relaxing beach vibe; laid-back cafe culture; chilled beach bars; delicious food options. Canggu ticks all the right boxes.
We only had a mere two days, three nights, to see this historically beautiful and interesting city. In hindsight this was not enough as there is so much to do and see - our days were jam-packed with temple-hopping, geisha-hunting, katsu-eating, and tasting the obligatory sake; which left us exhausted but wanting more.
It was 4 years prior that I first visited Bangkok, and you know what they say, second time is a charm. My first visit was focused on seeing some of the key sights of the city, while trying to acclimatise to the heat and time zone after a long haul flight from London. This second visit, a weekend escape from Singapore, was all about soaking up the vibrancy of this cool city!
What a city!! So much to see and do to suit (literally) every taste imaginable. Absolutely loved everything about Tokyo.
A visit to Nikko was like visiting a spa resort. You leave feeling completely zen, thankful for the experience, and dreaming of a return visit. A beautiful place.
Our busy 10 day trip to Japan meant we had only one full day to see both Miyajima and Hiroshima. Surprisingly it was do-able without feeling like a crazy rush!
A beautiful country with such lovely and friendly people, and such a mixture of things to see and do. The wish list for a first time visit is often longer than time permits for - hence the importance of a well planned itinerary!