What to do with 3 days on Cat Ba Island – Vietnam.

Cat Ba Island is just off the eastern coast of Vietnam and takes around 4 hours to get to from Hanoi via a bus-boat-bus transit. This relatively easy and painless journey will set you back around $11. Of course, many people make a pit stop on Cat Ba Island simply to visit the beautiful and fantastically famous Halong Bay, but please don’t make the assumption there is nothing else to […]

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Travelling but short on time? Here’s how to see Cambodia in just 10 Days.

Phnom Penh Days 1-2 In Cambodia you are likely to be starting your trip in Phnom Penh. We stayed at the Panarama hostel, it was dirt cheap, super clean and in a fantastic location. (not a spon, just a fantastic hostel). Phnom Penh has an international airport and is also easily accessible from Vietnam if you’re visiting Cambodia as part of a big trip. When arriving in Cambodia it can be […]

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3 days in Ankgor Wat – Cambodia.

Arriving into Siem Reap from the southern coastal area of Sihanoukville; I knew very little about Angkor park and found much of the information online contradictory and misleading. I booked 4 nights in a hostel in Siem Reap which gave me a day to explore the city and 3 days to explore Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples. I must state that Siem Reap is absolutely dwarfed by Angkor park […]

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24 hours in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Skyline

Hong Kong is one hundred and ten percent the fastest paced city I’ve ever been to. Tourists often use this destination as a pit stop between countries being that it has a huge, fantastic, super modern airport. Hong Kong is a curry pot of Chinese, British and Indian culture; with the rest mixed in for good measure. I would recommend visiting Hong Kong for longer than a couple of days, […]

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Turkish food in Chengdu – China.

I know, you thought you could never get bored of spicy noodle soup. Fried rice with veggies and six thousand chillies doesn’t appeal for breakfast? How about chicken feet? Trust me, after a few weeks or even months in China you may find yourself a little tired of the intense and rich flavours of Chinese food (especially the spice of the cuisine in Chengdu) and fancy something a little different. […]

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5 must do things in Beijing – China.

The Great Wall I mean who wants to be the guy that goes to China and doesn’t see the great wall? You’ll be able to read more in detail about the exact walk I did here, but if you’re looking for something a little less strenuous then literally every hostel or hotel will be able to sort you something out. Seriously, go do it, it’s incredible. The Forbidden City  The Forbidden […]

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Things you should know before going to China.

Literally nobody speaks English. Hopefully, your hotel or hostel staff will. But other than that, it will be very difficult to find people who understand what on earth you are talking about. Getting a taxi is hard, and so is ordering a meal. Make sure you grab a business card from your hostel to hand to a taxi driver, and get yourself a basic translator app. They spit. It’s just […]

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What I’ve been reading #4

Dietland – Sarai Walker Plum is an overweight, depressed woman living in New York city doing a job she hates, on a mission to shrink her super-sized body. I bought this book on a whim, not really paying any attention to the plot line. The bright bold front cover and title indicted a light-hearted story of a women’s journey through weight loss, which is exactly the opposite of this story. […]

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The cheapest Michelin star restaurant in the world – Hong Kong.

Eating Michelin star rated food, in Hong Kong, for little over a tenner. Impossible? Well actually it’s not. Tim Ho Wan is an inviting and delicious dim sum restaurant with a few different venues over the city. The menu contains both English and Cantonese with tick boxes at the side of each item. As opposed to telling the waiter what you would like, you simply put ticks in the correlating […]

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