Glittering white beaches. The intoxicating smells from food stalls, full of sizzling meat and juicy, bright fruits. Modern skyscrapers that grow taller than even the birds can fly. The colourful fabrics that line bazaars and souks, as shopkeepers hawk their wares. Temples, ruins, natural wonders and big smiles. Welcome to Asia!
Top 10 tips for travelling in Asia
Asia is a continent so diverse there is not a single word that could sum it up. It’s with this in mind that those lucky enough to be heading to the Far East need to be prepared for, well, anything! Here are my Top 10 tips for travelling to Asia.
The mysterious country of Brunei
Brunei is a destination that few people have even heard of, much less been to. But it’s worth a visit, as the tiny country features a village on stilts, a famous sultan and a billion-dollar palace.
10 fascinating things about Tokyo
Tokyo is perhaps one of the most interesting cities on earth, and has long been on the bucket lists of seasoned travellers. Home to more than 13 million people, it is a sprawling metropolis full of glittering skyscrapers, lightning-fast trains, questionable fashion, temples, geishas and sushi. Lots of sushi.
There are few places in the world that just have a ‘feeling’ about them, where as soon as you arrive you know you’re about to experience something special. This is what Kyoto is for many people, who flock there to see the breathtaking temples, centuries-old palaces and calming zen gardens.
Climbing Mount Fuji
One of the most famous peaks in the world after Everest and Kilimanjaro, Fuji is the crown jewel of Japan.
Borneo: Rainforests, beaches, waterfalls and monkeys
Borneo, Malaysia is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, boasting incredible rainforests full of wildlife, sparkling white beaches and world-class snorkeling.
What to do in and around Kuching, Malaysia
One of the biggest cities in Borneo is Kuching, which is the capital of Sarawak. Home to about one million people, it’s a vibrant, colourful spot that houses some incredible architecture, serene gardens and a giant dose of Malay culture.
Exploring Kota Kinabalu and beautiful Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park
Kota Kinabalu lies on the warm South China sea, and is close to towering Mount Kinabalu and Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park which has fantastic beaches.
Climbing Borneo’s majestic Mount Kinabalu
Scaling imposing Mount Kinabalu is not for the faint of heart, but watching the sun rise from the peak is something that keeps climbers coming back again and again.
Avoiding sticker shock: How to save on your trip to the Maldives
A celebrity-worthy getaway can also come with a high-roller price tag, which is why many travellers don’t think it’s realistic to visit the Maldives. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to save and still enjoy a dream vacation.
Why you need to go to the Maldives. Now.
The Maldives is a popular honeymoon destination, thanks to their famous overwater bungalows and perfect white sand beaches complemented by swaying palm trees in blissful solitude.
The beautiful beaches of Boracay
Famous for its baking soda-soft sand highlighted by striking blue water and bright green palm trees, Boracay has a laid-back vibe that is perfect for those looking to get away from it all.
Top 5 things to do in Bohol, Philippines
While most tourists flock to the Philippines for the white sand beaches, there is one island that not only boasts great sand but also a number of popular attractions. Oh, and the world’s cutest primate. Ever. That place is Bohol, located in the Visayas in southeast Philippines.
Learning to dive in the Philippines
Being from a land-locked city, I would have had to learn how to dive in a salt-water pool–versus the underwater paradise of the Philippines. Not a hard decision!
Why I don’t plan to go back to Manila, Philippines
Ever had a bad time in a city, and felt like you needed to go back to figure out why people think it’s so great? That was my experience with Manila.
Singapore, the stopover city
It’s safe to say that most people end up in Singapore on a layover. The Garden City is a major travel hub in southeast Asia, meaning that anyone travelling in the region will likely end up in Changi Airport at some point, whether for a few hours or overnight. If you get this opportunity, embrace it!