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  • Sri Lanka Highlights: Hiking Ella Rock

    February 19, 2014
    Hiking Ella Rock

    The instructions seemed pretty clear on paper: follow the railway track, turn left at the bridge, head up. But we were stuck at the…

  • First Impressions of Sri Lanka

    February 15, 2014
    Sri Lanka Train

    “Good morning Madam.” “Good day.” “Madam, how are you?”

    As I walked through the village to a shaded garden I knew served sweet chai, everyone…

  • Top 5 Taipei

    December 6, 2013
    taipei skyline

    I have already waxed lyrical about my love of Taipei; how it combines culture and convenience without the usual ensuing chaos. I loved its…

  • First Impressions Of Taiwan

    December 2, 2013

    Embarrassingly, I knew rather little about Taiwan before my trip but most of what I thought I knew turned out to be wrong. Taiwan…

  • Highlights From My Taiwan Tour

    November 28, 2013

    Since arriving in Taiwan last Saturday I’ve travelled from the highest peak to the aqua ocean. I’ve driven through marble gorges and over fluffy…

  • Five Hong Kong Foodie Experiences

    July 31, 2013

    From stinky street food to the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, I’ve rounded up five foodie experiences to try in Hong Kong.

    1. Tim Ho…

  • A Big Buddha & Little Tai O

    July 26, 2013
    Tai O Fishing Village

    At the end of the orange MTR line is a different side to Hong Kong, in fact you end up on a different island…

  • Giving Vietnam A Second Chance

    February 11, 2013

    Within 5 minutes of landing in the country I had been conned. On my first visit to Vietnam in 2008 I came overland from…

  • Sailing Halong Bay on a Junk Ship

    February 8, 2013

    In Hanoi the night before we set off to sail Halong Bay I had a mild panic. Would we need sleeping bags? Had I…

  • The Trouble with Indian Train Travel

    December 5, 2011

    The biggest challenge of Indian train travel is getting on the train in the first place.The first test is buying the tickets. At Cochin train station I parked…

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