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…

The Gokteik Viaduct By Train From Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar 

The journey can be done as a day trip from Mandalay but you’ll have to get up at 3am. I’d recommend getting a shared taxi from Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin in the morning. Then spend a day exploring the gardens and visit the waterfalls. The next day, catch the train at the much more…

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia 

ACTIVITIES Monkey ForestSet on the southern part of Monkey Forest Road, large trees and mossy structures house hundreds of little grey monkeys. The Balinese long-tailed Monkey (scientific name Macaca fascicularis) might look cute, but these wide eyed creatures continuously out-wit unsuspecting tourists. This isn’t the sort of place where they will leave you alone if you…

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…

Paintings from Laos

Mysterious, landlocked Laos is less developed and less visited than it’s neighbours. A beautiful landscape of misty mountains, rolling hills and historic cities. Luang Prabang is particularly stunning with golden temples and pretty streets.

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…

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…