Category Archives: Asia

Miyajima: Hiking Mt. Misen On Japan’s Sacred Island

One of my favourite spots in Japan has to be the beautiful island of Miyajima. With its dense forests, ancient shrines and great hiking options, it’s a popular day trip from Hiroshima and is famous for one of the most scenic views in the whole country.

Bangkok: Ultimate Travel Guide – Part 3: Essential Info

In Part 3 of my Ultimate Bangkok Travel Guide, I focus on essential information for visitors to the city including how to get around on public transport, where to stay and how to exchange your money!

Check out Part 1: Sightseeing here

Check out Part 2: Food, Shopping and Entertainment here


Bangkok Essential Information


Where: Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand.

Bangkok: Ultimate Travel Guide – Part 2: Food, Shopping and Entertainment

In Part 2 of my Ultimate Bangkok Travel Guide, I will focus on great places to eat and drink in the city, where to indulge in a bit of shopping and how to have a great night out in the Thai capital.

Bangkok: Ultimate Travel Guide – Part 1: Sightseeing

Bangkok – an eclectic medley of cultures, aromas and flavours. It’s a fascinating city, one that takes its history just as seriously as its future and where East and West collide and co-exist in a vibrant union of neon-lit streets and Buddhist temples.

Cycling Chiang Mai: Discovering the Countryside On Two Wheels

Cycling 60km in the high heat and humidity of Northern Thailand in February may not seem like the greatest idea. Yet, exploring the countryside of Lamphun and Chiang Mai provinces by bike allowed me to discover a part of Thailand that few visitors get to see.

Japan Food Guide: 15 Top Things To Try in Japan

Trying all the delicious Japanese food is a highlight of any trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. There are so many different local and regional specialities that there is always something new to taste and discover. So here’s my list of the best Japanese food to have on your next visit!

Walking the Nakasendo: Magome to Tsumago Hike

Walking a part of the ancient Nakasendo Way was one of the must-dos on my trip to Japan. While hiking may not immediately spring to mind when coming up with an ultimate Japan bucket  list, I could not miss the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of shogun and samurai.

Walking the Nakasendo: Magome and the Stone Pavement of Ochiai

The Nakasendo Way is hardly a secret (it’s listed in the top 25 things to do in Japan by Lonely Planet), yet it doesn’t feature on many first-time visitors’ itineraries. If, like me, you love being active and want to get a taste of rural Japan, a visit to Magome, one of Nakasendo’s prettiest spots, should be near the top of your list.

Nara Day Trip: Top Things To Do in Japan’s Ancient Capital

The messenger of the Gods paused, looked up and proceeded to headbutt a small child who fell to the ground in shock, tears running down her face. It definitely wasn’t the type of behaviour I expected from a divine being! Except, of course this wasn’t a case of extreme child abuse – Nara’s so-called messengers of the Gods are…deer!

11 Essential Tips for First Time Visitors to Japan

Japan frequently appears on many travellers’ bucket lists. It’s a country rich in history, tradition and natural beauty. Arriving in Japan for the first time can be a little overwhelming – a different language, culture and a LOT of people. To help anyone planning their trip I’ve put together some essential tips for first time visitors to Japan from my recent travels.