Tips and Tricks

5 Top Tips for Surviving a Long-Haul Flight

I’m always amazed at the different ways people try to get through long-haul flights: particularly those who just sit there and drink can after can of beer. (Each to their own, but I can only imagine how rough you feel after 10+ hours of solid drinking, combined with jetlag and sleep deprivation). If you’d rather… Continue reading 5 Top Tips for Surviving a Long-Haul Flight

Asia · Laos · Thailand

Same, same but… different? 10 Ways that Laos is Completely Different to Thailand

During a recent spell of gallivanting around South East Asia, I spent some time in Laos: the landlocked sibling of its surrounding countries. Having spent a fair bit of time in Thailand, I (naively) thought that Laos would be somewhat similar. Surely the food would be as good? The days as swelteringly hot, and the… Continue reading Same, same but… different? 10 Ways that Laos is Completely Different to Thailand

Europe · France

Hardware Société, Paris: the best breakfast in Montmartre?

Paris is for lovers, and lovers of all things brunch are richly rewarded at this Aussie-style cafe transplanted to a Montmartre side street. I was recently staying in the area, and – despite my undying love of pain au chocolat – was after something slightly more than the local boulangerie. Equally, I wanted to avoid… Continue reading Hardware Société, Paris: the best breakfast in Montmartre?

Asia · Cambodia

The Perfect One Day Angkor Itinerary (with photos)

Angkor Wat – the beautiful, towering Khmer temple just outside Siem Reap – is synonymous with Cambodia, even being featured on its national flag and currency, but there is much more to Angkor Historical Park than this famous site. And this is one of the challenges of visiting Angkor – how much to see, and… Continue reading The Perfect One Day Angkor Itinerary (with photos)

Asia · Laos

My Dream Boutique Resort, Luang Prabang, Laos: Review

I recently had the chance to visit Laos, a country that’s intrigued me for a while now. Whilst I only stopped in Luang Prabang for around a week, it provided a great introduction to the quirks and qualities of this fascinating region – as well as the wonderful people, who in my humble opinion are… Continue reading My Dream Boutique Resort, Luang Prabang, Laos: Review