Category: Southeast Asia

36 hours in Hong Kong

36 Hours in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a chaotic, pumping city that ignites the senses. It is a city full of great food, shopping, and interesting historical and modern sights. You’ll need more than 36 hours to cover the city for sure!

Bangkok's Grand Palace

36 Hours in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is a hectic, sweaty city. There is so much to do, so we’ve compiled an itinerary that will show you the best of the city’s offerings!

Colosseum Rome

Around the world in two months

It started with an ill-fated trip to the mall, in which we wandered past the travel agent which was advertising round the world airfares. We were hooked.

Hong Kong: dazzled by city lights

After being in less-developed countries for five weeks, arriving in Hong Kong was an assault to the senses. The size of the sky scrapers, the neon lights, and the sheer amount of people was astonishing.

Kickin’ back in Koh Samui

If the weather at Koh Tao had been a bit on the dull side, the weather while we were at Koh Samui was nothing short of brilliant. It was stinking hot, sunny, and we soaked it up.

Koh Tao dive boat

Koh Tao’s rhinos and underwater scenery

The journey to Koh Tao was a bit of a rough one. We flew from Yangon to Bangkok and had a night there before catching the overnight train, and both of us managed to get food poisoning in Bangkok! So…

Yangon fish street market

Yangon: exploring Myanmar’s biggest city

Our final stop on our trip to Myanmar was Yangon, the biggest and former capital city. Yangon is a fascinating city. On one side of the road you have old, crumbling colonial English buildings, and on the other side there…

Zooming around temples in Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan was a nice contrast to the madness of Mandalay – much less traffic and far easier to find places to eat. The main attraction in Bagan is the multitude of temples, of which thousands are dotted across the plains…

Braving the dust and noise in Mandalay

Whew! As a first foray into Myanmar, Mandalay is surely plunging into the deep end (although I’m not sure that there is a shallow end in this country!). We arrived via Air Asia – being the only plane at an…