Nong Khiaw, Northern Laos

FIND YOUR WAY The river’s scenic east bank (officially called Ban Sop Houn) is where most guesthouses and restaurants are. ACTIVITIES Visiting Nong Khaiw can just be about enjoying the stunning scenery, but if you want to get out and explore, here are some ideas. RockclimbingClimb the limestone formations that surround the town. TrekkingThere are…

Mandalay, Myanmar 

FIND YOUR WAY Mandalay is a large city which encompasses the area of Amarapura in the south. To the west of Mandalay are the ancient sites of Inwa and Sagaing. Visit these areas to learn about local crafts including gold leaf, wood carvings and marionette puppets. Mandalay Mandalay founded at the foot of Mandalay Hill…

Inle Lake, Myanmar

FIND YOUR WAY Inle Lake is vast and difficult to see where the lake ends and the marshes begin. Nyaungshwe is the main tourist hub and access point to Inle Lake. There is a 15,000 kyat fee to enter the lake area. EXPLORE BY BOAT Without a doubt the best way to experience Inle Lake…

Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand 

FINDING YOUR WAY The Old City is the heart of Chiang Mai, framed by an ancient wall and moat, where you can explore Lanna style temples and enjoy some of Northern Thailand’s famous cuisine. Outside of the walls Chiang Mai is a modern metropolis. The riverside area has its own pace with restaurants and a…

The Temples of Angkor, Cambodia 

MAIN TEMPLES Angkor WatBuilt in the 12th century in traditional Khmer style with thousands of stone carvings and beautiful lotus-like towers that stand 65 metres tall; Angkor Wat is the most recognised and well preserved of all the temples. It’s a symbol of national pride – so important to Cambodia it features on the flag…

Hoi An, Central Vietnam 

ANCIENT TOWN The UNESCO World Hertigate site of Hoi An’s Ancient Town sits on the Thu Bon River. It was a vibrant trading port between from the 15th to 19th century. During the day explore the labyrinth of canary yellow buildings and beautiful temples. When the sunsets, the town is lit up with hundreds of…

Hanoi, Northern Vietnam 

FINDING YOUR WAY The old Hanoi is contained within four districts: Hoàn Kiếm, Ba Đình, Hai Bà Trưng and Đống Đa. Hoàn Kiếm is the most explored as this includes The Old Quarter, whose 36 narrow streets are loosely categorised by what they sell – such as paper, shoes, clothes, tin goods. There is no…

Welcome to Thailand 

TOP THINGS TO DO IN THAILAND Thailand is famous for its food. Take a cooking class and recreate your favourite dishes at home. Visit beautiful Buddhist temples and learn about the country’s main religion Explore the busy city of Bangkok – visit the Grand Palace and Moon Bar. Laze on the beautiful beaches of Koh…

Bangkok, Central Thailand 

BANGKOK DISTRICTS BanglamphuArea made famous by the backpacking strip: Khao San Road. RatanakosinThe glittering temple district includes the spectacular Grand Palace and Wat Pho. The BTS doesn’t reach directly into this area so take a tuk tuk or ferry. Siam SquareBig, modern shopping district with the historical Jim Thompson house tucked down a quiet road….

Ayutthaya, Central Thailand

HISTORICAL SITES & TEMPLES Today, you can explore Ayutthaya’s Historical Park which comprises of multiple temples, some of which have been partially restored. Wat Phra Makthat A Sandstone Buddha Head entwined in tree roots. This is one of the most photographed sites in the park Wat Ratchaburana The beautiful prang (Khmer style stupa) is covered…