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Asia Travel Guides

I may travel far and wide but I always find myself going back to Asia. South East Asia especially has a special place in my heart, being the first part of the world that I travelled to solo.

I love the cuisine, the pristine beaches, the friendly locals, the lively backpacker communities and the beautiful natural landscapes.

In this section you will find my travel tips for the following countries.

Just click on the country that you want to find out more about! Or keep scrolling to read my latest Asia posts.

My Asia travel guides

7 Best Rooftop Pool Hotels in Bangkok: Infinity Pools & Amazing Views

  Most of us have flipped through glossy travel magazines and seen photos of breathtakingly-beautiful rooftop pools perched at the summit of designer hotels. These pools look out over stunning cityscapes and futuristic skyscrapers. Bangkok is a city where rooftop pools act as oases for tired travellers seeking some relief from the heat and bustle …

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Kayaking In El Nido: Everything You Need To Know

El Nido is a paradise in Palawan Island, in the Philippines. It’s known for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, steep cliffs, jungle-like vegetation, and as the entrance to the Bacuit archipelago.   It’s so beautiful that it even features in some of the best travel movies. So if you’re looking for one of …

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Japan Bucket List – The 33 Best Things To Do & Places To Visit In Japan

As someone who grew up reading manga and doing Judo, Japan has always been a dream destination for me. Spending two weeks in Japan last year was a travel dream come true. I had the opportunity to visit some of the most famous areas of Japan, but unfortunately I didn’t have time to venture much …

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Miyajima Day Trip: How To Spend One Day In Itsukushima Island

During our two weeks in Japan, we had the pleasure of visiting Miyajima Island, also known as Itsukushima. Located in Hiroshima Bay, this island is a little gem that not many travellers visit. With its quaint streets, lively street markets, ancient temples and lush forests, it’s a beautiful island and a must-see in Japan. There …

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Is The Japan Rail Pass Worth It? Review & My Experience

Planning a trip to Japan and wondering if the Japan Rail Pass is worth it? It ultimately depends on your Japan itinerary and travel style. I visited Japan for the first time in September 2019 and loved travelling with a Japan Rail Pass. The comfort and ease of travel, as well as the economic savings …

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Ayutthaya Day Trip From Bangkok: The Ultimate Guide

  There is no denying that Thailand is home to some of the most beautiful temples in Asia. With over 40,000 temples, it can be daunting deciding which temples to visit! On my second trip to Thailand I did a day trip to Ayutthaya from Bangkok. Ayutthaya is a beautiful historical site that many tourists …

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Similan Islands Day Trip: Everything You Need To Know

  Located in the Andaman Sea, the Similan Islands are amongst the most beautiful islands in Thailand. With their turquoise water, fine white sand and rich marine wildlife, they fulfil every traveller’s beach paradise checklist. If you’re planning a trip to these stunning islands, this is the guide for you! I’ve put together everything you …

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Where To See Elephants In Thailand ETHICALLY! Our Experience At Elephant Nature Park In Chiang Mai

  Seeing elephants in real life is one of those incredible experiences we all want to have at least once in our lifetimes. Especially when we travel to countries like Thailand, where we know elephants can be found in the wild, it’s only natural to want to add an elephant experience to your Thailand itinerary. …

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Chiang Mai Itinerary: How To Spend 3-5 Days In Chiang Mai, Thailand

  Located in the north of Thailand, Chiang Mai is a very popular tourist destination. Chiang Mai offers a huge variety of activities for every type of traveller. From temples to elephant encounters, or from cooking classes to epic hikes, you can find it all in Chiang Mai! In this guide I’ve outlined everything you …

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Chiang Rai Itinerary: How To Spend 24 Hours In Chiang Rai

  Chiang Rai is famous for being home to some of the most beautiful temples in Thailand. In Chiang Rai you will find the famous White and Blue Temples, as well as many more attractions. Most people visit Chiang Rai on a day trip from Chiang Mai, missing out on the sunrises, sunsets and all …

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