Much more than a brief stop on the way to visiting the temples of Angkor Wat; Phnom Penh provides an excellent introduction to Cambodia. Providing insight into the devastating history but also showcasing the beauty and resilience of its people, it's well worth adding the capital to your itinerary.
Hue, pronounced ''H-way'', seems to have a micro climate of its own. Prior to our visit we watched an Anthony Bourdain documentary on Hue which noted the vast number of rainy days this city receives per year. We visited late January during the dry season and the weather was cool with light rain drizzle each … Continue reading Grey in Huế
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.