• Ayutthaya, Thailand – ancient Thai capital

    Ayutthaya , located 75km north of Bangkok, is an easy day trip from the capital, and a great place to spend a few lazy days away from the smog and traffic and explore some of Thailand's amazing history. Most people do it as a day trip, but plan to spend 2-3 days exploring this ancient city.

  • Bangkok Skytrain Map and Guide to BTS and MRT trains

    Using trains to get around in congested Bangkok The Bangkok Skytrain (BTS and MRT Rail Lines) makes Bangkok travel so much easier. Getting around Bangkok can be an absolute pain, especially at peak hours when the roads are gridlocked and almost nothing moves … except the Bangkok sky train! We’ve brought together everything we know […]

  • Phuket Beaches, Thailand – beach resort guide

    Phuket is the seedier end of Thailand, but still the most popular beach resort in the country. The trick to Phuket is knowing which parts are great and which parts to avoid. Check out our destination guide to Phuket for advice on where to stay and what to do in Phuket

  • China destination guide

    China is now the hottest tourist destination in the world with a booming domestic tourism industry and the fastest growing inbound tourist economy anywhere in the world. Although I have lived in China and explored many of its most popular travel destinations, there is something about China that keeps pulling me back.

  • Khao San Road, Bangkok, Thailand – backpacker district

    Khao San Road (KSR to the locals) has been the haunt of backpackers and budget travellers for two decades and still one of the most vibrant streets in the whole of Bangkok. KSR is just a short street in Banglamphu but the name has grown to take in the surrounding streets which trade off KSR's fame and notoriety. The atmosphere of Khao San Road is a magnet for younger travellers in Bangkok

  • 5 best places to visit in Sri Lanka

    The scenic Sri Lankan landscape will never stop amazing anyone who gives the island a visit – surrounded by the Indian Ocean, hosting over 200 waterfalls, 2000 water bodies, 15 national parks and also home to 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sri Lanka has plenty to offer to its visitors. Here are my 5 best places […]

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