I never went backpacking through Asia. This was probably due to a lot of reasons but if I’m truly honest, the most important one was probably because the thought of backpacking through Asia just never even crossed my mind. Thing is though, I still always wanted to see a lot of Asia and so when … Continue Reading

Before all the jam-packed action in Tokyo and Seoul (…I’ve still got so much to tell you about that trip), we actually started off with a few days in Bilbao. Now Bilbao is a place we’ve only ever visited for the airport alone (it’s the gateway to the Spanish Basque Country) and so we decided … Continue Reading

As you already know, the first time we went to Sri Lanka, we were all about the temples and ruins. There were so many amazing UNESCO World Heritage sites across the country that it would be borderline-crazy not to! 🙂 Leaving that first trip, I think it’s fair to say we ended up with temple-fatigue … Continue Reading

Fresh off the high of that amazing Maldivian sunset (champagne-fuelled) cruise at the amazing Kandolhu island, we headed off for cocktails by moonlight (which somehow seems even more special than cocktails by bar-light 😉 ), before heading out to dinner. I say ‘heading out’, we must have walked all of 10 steps to the Sea … Continue Reading

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time now but could never quite get my thoughts as eloquent as I’d have liked, so I’ve kinda just procrastinated on it for a while until I just realised, there’s probably not an eloquent way to say what I want (though I think that’s probably … Continue Reading

Amongst other places of course…. If there ever was a place in Tokyo that looks and feels exactly like everything the movies, on TV or in photos, it’s definitely Akihabara  (also known as ‘Electric Town‘). We decided to start off our day though at Sensō-ji – one of the most important temples in Tokyo, with … Continue Reading

Our final island in the Maldives was definitely one of my favourites of the 8 islands we’d visited! That island was Kandolhu. The fact that it’s included in Small Luxury Hotels of the world was kind of a giveaway before we arrived that it would be good but somehow it still managed to surprise and … Continue Reading

New day = new and exciting parts of Tokyo just waiting to be explored! On our 2nd day here, we decided to head over to the Harajuku for all things kitsch and kawaii (*i.e. cute) but before that, a bit of local culture and history and a search for that famed Japanese cherry blossom 🌸🌸🌸 … Continue Reading

Swiftly following on from my photo diary on Tokyo, here’s what we got up to on our first day in Tokyo. Now that I think about it, considering how we’d spent half of the day travelling and settling into the city, we only had half of the day left to explore the city and we certainly … Continue Reading