I’m not a huge fan of botanical gardens. It’s not that they’re not nice/pretty/colourful/fragrant enough or anything of the sort. I just don’t know that much about flowers. Sure, I know how to identify the usual suspects – roses, orchids, lilies and the like but beyond that, I’m absolutely clueless. Like if you asked me … Continue Reading

After an amazing time exploring the islands in Phang Nga Bay (see posts here and here), it was fair to say that by the time we got back to the mainland, we were knackered! It was quite surprising because we didn’t actually feel tired until we got to the hotel and even though we planned … Continue Reading

When I put up a “photo diary” I usually try to focus on saying less and “letting the photos do the talking” but before you know it, I end up blabbering away! This time however I’m going to try to be better and shut up from the get-go. I do feel like I need to … Continue Reading

Swiftly following the morning’s sailing/kayaking and lunch-time gluttony (if you missed that – check out part 1 of this post – which has been split to two parts due to having lots of photos), my friends and I (who must have put on quite a few pounds from lunch alone) headed off to the next … Continue Reading

First off, this is part 1 of the post as there are too many photos to fit in one post so do settle down with a good cuppa tea… actually, scratch that! Chuck that tea down the sink and get yourself a huge vat of mulled wine instead (go on – it’s Christmas time… N.B.: I … Continue Reading

It’s been a while since I’ve done a photo diary post. Granted – almost all blog posts with photos in it are a photo diary post of some sort but I haven’t done one like that solely focused on the photos. I love to talk (sometimes too much) so even though I should, there’s no … Continue Reading

On arrival in Singapore, one of the first things I did was explore my neighbourhood – once I was done with my Uni work from Cambridge which had the ridiculously timed deadline of a few days after I arrived – between jet lag, assignment deadlines and general tiredness, I felt like I spent the first few … Continue Reading

Ngong Ping Village is one place you definitely have to visit when exploring the best things to do in  Hong Kong. It’s such a different scene from the mainland’s bright lights, fast cars and concrete, glass & steel towers. To get to the village, you can either take a cable car (the Ngong Ping 360) … Continue Reading

Okay, perhaps not as much the wild side as “the wild”… or at least as wild as a nature trail can be! On this afternoon in Singapore, four of us decided to go explore the MacRitchie Nature Trail (another highly recommend FREE thing to do in Singapore) however as half the party was quite jetlagged, … Continue Reading

I love going to see stuff that most people don’t do. When in Singapore, most people head off to see the obvious shiny stuff – the Marina Bay Sands, shopping on Orchard Road, Day trips to Universal Studios and while there absolutely nowt wrong with those things, one experience I definitely recommend when in Singapore … Continue Reading

Upon arrival in Hong Kong, as any good traveller would, we hurried off to our hotel to drop off our stuff while taking in some of the city on our ride in. Luckily, we got upgraded to a two-bedroom suite at the hotel with amazing views all round (more on that on another post). Before … Continue Reading

We’ve all been there. You’ve arrived excited you’re so busy sightseeing and taking photos that you’ve almost forgotten entirely about the needs of your stomach which at the most awkward moment decides to start growling like a beast and won’t stop until it’s been fed. Well if that should ever happen to you when you’re … Continue Reading

“And where is this place that offers the promise of amazing cocktails and entertainment all topped up with a stunning 360 view across not just the country it is in but some neighbouring countries in the distance?” You ask. It is 1-Altitude in Singapore. And just in case you were wondering, nope, this is not a … Continue Reading

The day was a particularly hot day in Singapore… perhaps no hotter than average but when you’re still getting used to the heat and have been walking around in the heat, it starts to get pretty uncomfortable. Originally, we were looking for a beach but after getting lost in our search for the beach, we happened upon … Continue Reading