Formerly known as Saigon and Prey Nokor (at different times), Ho Chi Minh City was re-named after the country’s revolutionary leader (and the first leader in North Vietnam) Ho Chi Minh. It is the largest city in Vietnam with a population of 8.1 million(although it’s not the capital – the honour goes to Hanoi). With an … Continue Reading

When most people think of Indonesia, they think of  Jakarta – and rightly so too, Jakarta is after all the capital of Indonesia and the country’s most populous city. And yes, I know people’s minds also go to Bali but in a lot of ways, Bali almost feels like it’s own country, with an identity … Continue Reading

The fact that Vietnam is a rather popular and much-loved travel destination comes as no surprise to pretty much anyone who’s visited – for those who haven’t visited yet, well… you’re in for treat! Vietnam has so many stunning sights to see and even more reasons why you need to visit, from picturesque countryside scenery, … Continue Reading

No trip to China is truly complete without visiting this amazing city – eclipsed only by the enormity of Shanghai, Beijing is the third most populous city in the word with an estimated population of 21 million inhabitants. The history of Beijing spans back three millennia and it has served as a cultural and economic center of … Continue Reading

Tokyo is one incredible metropolis that’s got everything from historic temples, beautiful shrines, delicious food and whole mountains of all things kawaii! It’s one of those cities that you’re almost guaranteed to fall in love with. It’s not until you’ve been to Tokyo that you can comprehend how vast the city is. It’s huge! I’m used … Continue Reading

Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, is such a fun, eclectic and brilliant city. It’s got a fantastic mix of old and new, delicious food (always a travel favourite of mine) and a smattering of fantastic sights worth seeing dotted across the city. Before visiting Seoul, we (like a lot of travellers out there) … Continue Reading

Within the first few hours of visiting Hong Kong, I was already convinced that this was a place I could very easily call ‘home’ even if just for a few months or so. Coming from London and then living in Singapore like I was at the time, Hong Kong just felt so familiar. The amazing restaurants, … Continue Reading

…you know, just in case you needed even more reasons to! Our first visit to Vietnam was one that had us longing to return and from speaking to everyone else who’s ever been, this is one country that’s worth taking that extra bit of time to slowly travel through and explore properly. Thing is, nice … Continue Reading

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