Confession: I’m still not entirely sure how to pronounce Phuket! Is the ‘Ph’ pronounced like ‘F’ or ‘P’. Come to think of it, is the ‘Ket’ pronounced like ‘Pet” or ‘Pit’. To be entirely honest, I was too excited upon arrival in Phuket to ponder on these questions at any great depth. I just wanted … Continue Reading

We’ve already covered off the islands that should be on your travel radar so I take it you don’t need much of an introduction to this (check out the previous post if you do) but I guess what wasn’t mentioned in that post was that one of these islands contains one of the most secluded and … Continue Reading

A quick journey through Hong Kong via a collection of photos I took. Needless to say, more detailed blog posts with tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your time and money when visiting will be coming up soon but for now, take a little journey through Hong Kong… Buddhist Monk … Continue Reading

One of the most vital parts of any trip to Singapore is to get yourself a Singapore Sling! For those who don’t know what it is don’t fret, it’s not a sling of more ‘adult’ type.. Hehe! A Singapore Sling is a cocktail! There is so much history behind the Singapore Sling and it is probably one … Continue Reading

Bali is a truly diverse holiday destination to visit, with so many things to see. From stunning lakes and beaches to amazing views of volcanoes, Bali’s diverse scenery is rivalled only by the diversity of its people and here are some of them; along with the skills they possess: 1.) The Weaver 2.) The Food … Continue Reading

Ben Thanh Market is one of the more exciting places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City. It’s a chance to truly get stuck in with the locals and test your bargaining skills. It’s a very different experience if you’ve lived in the UK and are so used to fixed priced items that the idea of … Continue Reading

You’ve got 10 hours to see the sights in Bali. Okay, the reason you have 10 hours is that you have the car on hire for 10 hours. Well, 9 hours really but you know how to stretch things and get some extra time… And here’s how you do it! First off visit with the … Continue Reading

Now if you’ve been keeping up with the goings-on on Hand Luggage Only, you’ll probably remember when I said I’d just booked a stay at the Marina Bay Sands for a mini staycation in Singapore. Yes, I know it’s kinda indulgent especially as I live not far from here (I could see my house from … Continue Reading

Phi Phi Islands are a truly stunning set of tropical island and one of the gems in Thailand’s holiday destination. It’s a totally stunning area with so many of the best things to do in Phi Phi around all the islands.  The main island, Kho Phi Phi Don, is the mainstay of many a holiday … Continue Reading

In Bali, Indonesia… There she stood. Waiting… Wondering… Perhaps slightly bored and lost in a day dream… There they came. Sweaty. Stereotypical. Huge cameras and eyes glazed over in amazement at what she found the norm. They appear to reject every offer as they meandered through the maze of vendors…. until they noticed her place. … Continue Reading

When my friends suggested booking a trip to Thailand, I immediately jumped on board – Thailand is a one country that possesses some of the most magnificent sights in the world and a travel destination that beckons to millions of people each year and rightly so. You may have noticed a lack of blog posts these … Continue Reading

The lengths we will go to look for beaches, eh? Like I said in the previous post, looking for great beaches in Singapore has been a bit of struggle however due to some time-staking research, I finally found what is apparently Singapore’s best-kept secret! What is this I hear you ask? Lazarus Island Beach! Okay, … Continue Reading

I need some advice! As part of my holidays anywhere, one of the things I enjoy the most is trying out local food! I’m such a foodie at heart and I genuinely get excited once I know there’s food involved in a trip anywhere. That is of course until I came across the Durian Fruit. … Continue Reading

Okay, another exaggeration here (what’s with me and hyperbole today???) but I’m so excited so it is important dammit! Haha! 🙂 A couple of weeks ago, while exploring Singapore, I mentioned going to the Marina Bay Sands which is amazing and chok-a-block of expensive stores, nice restaurants and general tourist distractions. Anyway, one of the … Continue Reading