Southeast Asia

Christmas in Kuala Lumpur

After 3 months in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, being in Kuala Lumpur didn’t seem like we’d only crossed a border and travelled 10 hours on a coach.  The city has a lot more of  a western feel to it than its other South East Asian neighbours which we had previously visited.  KL felt like […]

PADI Open Water in Koh Tao

First of all, I, by any stretch of the imagination, do not claim to be an expert in diving.  However, I do have first hand experience in going from having absolutely no clue about diving, to going to Koh Tao, completing my first ever dive and in turn, completing my PADI Open Water Certificate. Which […]

Top 10 Must Try Foods in Vietnam

If you’ve read any of my previous posts on Vietnam, you’ll understand how amazing I think the food is (quite often my favourite subject). If I had to give one reason and one reason alone to visit this amazing country – you guessed it – to taste the out of this world cuisine. It was […]

3 Weeks in Cambodia Route

I would say that 3 weeks is enough time to take the usual backpacker route through Cambodia, however, if you want to explore further afield, I’d probably recommend a little bit longer. We entered Cambodia from Phu Quoc in Vietnam, so we started out in the up and coming, bustling Cambodian capital – Phnom Penh. […]

Hints & Tips For Visiting Angkor Temples

The magnificent Angkor Temples are probably one of the most famous archaeological sites in Asia.  The impressive remains of the Khmer Empire were built between the 9th and the 15th century.  The site was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and has been attracting masses of tourists for decades. If you’re taking a […]

A Short Guide to Siem Reap, Cambodia

What can I say about Siem Reap, it’s an amazing place.  We ended up extending our planned 4 night stay here, to 7 nights, mainly due to being too hungover to walk around Angkor Temples and putting it off until the next day, but it was also down to the reason that we absolutely loved […]

Battambang – Things to do Around the City

First things first, our journey from Sihanoukville to Battambang didn’t go the smoothest, in fact it was almost an absolute nightmare! We got a sleeper coach from Sihanoukville, which was fine.  All fine, until we ended up 116km past Battambang at the Cambodian/Thai border in Poipet.  Well, that certainly wasn’t the plan, thanks to the friendly […]

Koh Rong – A Cambodian Island Paradise

When I think South East Asia, I instantly think of white sands and clear blue waters on a deserted island.  The film ‘The Beach’ is probably to blame for this misconception, that’s because virtually nowhere that isn’t miles off the beaten path, is deserted in South East Asia. One place which did come close to this […]

A Short Guide to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh is the crazy capital of Cambodia.  Once known as the pearl of Asia, the capital still maintains a certain charm.  The previous French rule is still clear to see with many of the streets lined with French colonial style buildings, amidst later Khmer Angkorian style architecture.   Along with many of South East […]

1 Month in Vietnam Route

Start in the north flying into Hanoi, the hectic capital of Vietnam.  Making sure you spend enough time here to sample all of the culinary delights the Vietnamese capital has to offer.  Next take a short trip east to Ha Long.  Here you can spend a night or two staying on a boat in the […]