Asia

What to do in Brunei

I spent three nights in Brunei as I travelled across the north of Borneo island from one part of Malaysia to the other.  This article can be used as an itinerary for what to do in Brunei as well as giving you information on the best place to stay and why.  Personally...

Travel in Laos: Vang Vieng, Vientiane & Pakse

Travel in Laos: Vang Vieng, Vientiane and Pakse You can truly appreciate the diversity and the beauty of Laos when you travel the length of it.  Travel in Laos is not easy but it is worth the effort. The climate, the people, the clothes, the food and the scenery all...

Cheerful cheap and free Melaka attractions

I put together this list of the best cheap and free Melaka attractions for you during the ten weeks that I stayed in Melaka. I hope you will check some of them out when you visit. Cheerful cheap and free Melaka attractions. To get an understanding of the historical...

Myanmar travel guide: perfect itinerary and route on a budget

Here is your ultimate Myanmar travel guide with some of the best places to visit in Myanmar - and with a route that you can follow in just sixteen days - or you can take your time and do it over twenty-six days as I did. Myanmar, or Burma as it is also known, has been...

Explore Singapore: top things to do in Singapore

Singapore sits on the bottom tip of the Malaysian Peninsular in South East Asia. It's joined to the mainland by two bridges.  In this article I will tell you the top things do in Singapore and how to explore Singapore on a budget. Yes, Singapore can be expensive, but...

Ayutthaya or Sukhothai? Which is the best?

Ayutthaya or Sukhothai: the ancient Siamese cities:  which one is the best? This article was originally published in January 2016 has been updated with new information.  It also contains affiliate links and/or references to our advertisers. We may receive compensation...

Things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An.  I had heard mixed reviews about this city in Vietnam.  It seemed that everybody loved it but many people didn't like its Disneyfied atmosphere: so I went to find out for myself what the truth was about Hoi An and what there was to do there. [grwebform...

Hmong New Year in Laos

 .....and is being awarded a UNESCO World Heritage Site Award a blessing or a curse? After two days on the slow boat from Thailand to Laos we arrived at the UNESCO listed city of Luang Prabang which sits, as do most major towns in Laos, on the banks of the Mekong...

Did you know there was a secret war in Laos?

Did you know that there was once a secret war in Laos? Did you know that since the end of that war more than 20,000 people have been killed or injured by UXO - unexploded bombs? I want to tell you about the secret war in Laos because its after-effects still have such...

Photo tour of Hanoi, Vietnam

Let me take you on a photo tour of Hanoi, Vietnam. I spent nearly 3 weeks in the city.  It is chaotic and polluted, noisy and huge but at the same time there are pockets of quiet and green, temples and lakes. I used a compact Panasonic Lumix camera and my mobile phone...

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