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…

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…

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…

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…

Welcome to Singapore

SINGAPORE A tiny country to be enjoyed and not rushed, this city-state has a lot to offer. Experience the variety of cuisine in Little India and Chinatown. Explore the city centre where colonial buildings blend with ultra-modern skyscrapers. Discover vast tropical gardens filled with exotic flowers and treetop views. TOP THINGS TO DO IN SINGAPORE…

Koh Lipe, Thai Islands 

FIND YOUR WAY Lipe is a tiny island in the far south of Thailand. So far south it’s almost Malaysia. The main accommodation options and restaurants are all based around Walking Street which leads of the main beach. ACTIVITIES This is an island people come to relax. If you’re looking for lots of water sports…

Ho Chi Minh City, Southern Vietnam

HISTORICAL SITES Central Post Office A large yellow building with green shutters this French Colonial building still runs as the city’s main post office Notre Dame Cathedral One of the most famous buildings in the city, the cathedral was built in the 1880’s made entirely of French materials. One of a few Catholic churches in…

Halong Bay, Northern Vietnam 

FINDING YOUR WAY Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage area of natural beauty in the north east corner of Vietnam. Made up of around 2000 limestone formations on the emerald waters of the China Sea, this area was once full of fishing villages. Many families have moved to the land and into Hanoi, their…

Dalat, Southern Vietnam 

ACTIVITIES The Crazy House It really is completely bonkers! It’s like walking into something from Alice in Wonderland. There are lots of narrow walkways, weird carvings and it’s so easy to get lost. And it’s still growing! You’ll find yourself wondering into construction sites at random points. That coupled with some alarmingly low barriers mean…