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  • Asia,  Blog,  Vietnam

    Hanoi: A Snake’s Heart For Dinner

    Exploring jaw-dropping landscapes and sampling mouthwatering local cuisine is all an important part of the travelling experience. Yet, there’s a lesser-known side to travelling, one with a far more morbid tone – dark tourism. As the name might suggest, this…

  • Asia,  Blog,  Vietnam

    Hanoi: Discovering a Lost World

    Fresh off the boat from Halong Bay, Jess and I headed back to Hanoi for our first real evening in the city. With no time to lose, we had another tour booked for the next day to make the most…

  • Asia,  Blog,  Vietnam

    Hanoi: Halong Bay For the Holidays

    Before I ventured out into the world as a full-fledged backpacker, there’s always been one nation that has always illuded me. Ever since I was a teenager, there was one country that has found itself placed firmly at number 1…

  • Asia,  Itinerary,  Thailand

    The Ultimate Travel Itinerary: Bangkok in 4 Days

    Bangkok – it’s a city that needs no introduction. Regarded as the pinnacle destination for any backpacker’s itinerary and a favoured spot amongst faithful Buddhists and ex-pats alike, Bangkok illustrates the splendid harmony between the country’s undeniable spirituality and complete…

  • Asia,  China,  Top Lists

    Top 20 Highlights: Xi’an

    There are a few cities richer in historical significance than the city of Xi’an. Once the ancient capital of Imperial China, it played host to countless dynasties and distant merchants. The city was brought to international recognition by its jaw-dropping…

  • Asia,  Blog,  Taiwan

    Keelung: Ghosts and Good Times

    Taiwan is currently in the heart of Ghost Month, a time when locals honour their ancestors. This time around, rather than taking a back seat, I decided to jump right into the festivities. Sure enough, we found a place nearby…

  • Asia,  Itinerary,  Thailand

    The Ultimate Itinerary: Chiang Mai in 4 Days

    The ancient capital of Chiang Mai perfectly illustrates the spectrum of what makes Thailand so great. Spectacular natural landscapes and undeniable spirituality live hand in hand alongside vicious martial arts and vibrant red-light districts. There’s little wonder that so many…

  • Asia,  Blog,  Taiwan

    Beigang, Matsu Islands: The Asian Mediterranean

    After spending 4 days exploring military forts and experiencing the iconic blue tears on the island of Nangang, our eyes were set on our next adventure on another of the Matsu Islands. Thankfully, we wouldn’t need to go too far!…