Asia

10 Things You Should do in Hoi An, Vietnam’s City of Lanterns

The ancient town of Hoi An used to be a major trading port. Now, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most visited places in Vietnam. This fact alone might be a turn-off. After all, who likes a place full of tourists? We certainly don’t, but we’d heard so many nice things […]

This is How to Spend 48 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is Vietnam’s largest city, and its financial and commercial hub. This sprawling city has a population of over 8.5 million people, half of which are under the age of 35. It’s a young city and one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. Cranes dot Ho Chi […]

The 8 Most Colourful Places in Singapore

I don’t know about you, but I love Singapore. Even though the latest Time Out City Life Index labels it a boring city, I couldn’t disagree more. Singapore is far from boring. After holidaying there twice, we still haven’t scratched the surface of what it has to offer. Singapore is packed with fabulous and interesting […]

Two Weeks in Myanmar: An Itinerary For First Time Visitors

Since reopening its doors to tourism, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is quickly becoming a new travel hotspot. After hearing some good feedback from family and friends, we decided it was time to check out Myanmar for ourselves. We are very glad that we did! Myanmar is rich in history and tradition, and it has […]

Ngapali Beach: Paradise Found in Myanmar

Visiting Myanmar’s many pagodas, temples and ancient capitals was a big part of our recent holiday there. We loved immersing ourselves in the country’s rich culture and history. But after nearly two weeks of temple hopping, and being constantly on the go, we were exhausted. Some relaxation time was definitely in order, before flying home […]

Our Top 10 Favourite Experiences of 2017

2017 has been a great year for us. We’ve maxed out our holidays, taking three international trips and several long weekends away within Australia. It’s been a blast! So it wasn’t very hard to put together our top ten list of experiences for the year. Taking a boat right up close to an active lava […]

Our Amazing Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Inle Lake

The experience that we were most looking forward to on our trip to Myanmar was a hot air balloon ride over Bagan. But sadly our flight was cancelled at the last minute, due to poor weather conditions on the day. We tried to find a spot on the next morning’s flight, but because it’s the […]

12 Things to Do and See in Inle Lake

After six days of temple hopping, we were keen to experience something a little bit different. Luckily our next stop was Inle Lake. This lake is Myanmar’s second largest, measuring twenty-two kilometres long by ten kilometres wide. This picturesque lake sits in a valley between two mountain ranges, in the Western Shan State. While the scenery […]

Exploring Mandalay: the Cultural Centre of Myanmar

After spending an awesome three days in Bagan, we headed off to Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city and its last royal capital. Mandalay is often overlooked by travellers, which is odd because it has so much to offer. We had planned two days there, but we left feeling that it really wasn’t long enough. Mandalay […]

Our Complete Guide to the Ancient City of Bagan

One of the highlights of any trip to Myanmar is a visit to Bagan. Bagan is an ancient city built on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River, in the heart of Myanmar. A long time ago it was the capital of a powerful ancient kingdom. Nowadays, its archeological zone is home to the largest concentration […]

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