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!
We booked a long weekend away to Penang (not knowing anything about the Island and having not even heard of Georgetown before) but on a whim to meet up with family whilst they were travelling. What a fab surprise we were in for! I utterly loved our time in Penang and cannot stop recommending it to others.
We booked a quick weekend escape to HCMC in August 2016 - knowing full well that such a vibrant city would require more time than a weekend allows for. But given how easy of an escape from Singapore it was, we shall certainly be making a return visit soon!