3 days in Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa, Vietnam is located in the highlands of northern Vietnam, nestled in the shadow of Mount Fansipan. The hills are lush and green, with mist curling through the valleys. The town itself is a bustling little centre filled with local Hmong, guides and hikers, all embarking on their trekking and homestay adventures. 3 days in…

Top tips for travelling to Vietnam from Australia

Planning on travelling to Vietnam? Only about 9 hours away by direct flight from Australia, Vietnam is a fascinating country to visit. If you’ve never visited before and are currently planning a trip to Vietnam, these travel tips will help you sort out the logistics. Travelling to Vietnam: Book your flights Currently both Qantas and…

3 days in Siem Reap & Phnom Penh

Trip Planner: 3 days in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh With just 3 days in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, this itinerary is nothing if not action packed. Explore ancient temples hidden in tropical jungles, check out a floating market, eat Khmer street food and reflect on contemporary historical sites with a dark past. This…

Culinary Cambodia: Siem Reap Food Tour

The spectacular ruins of Angkor Wat may be the main draw for visitors to Cambodia, but the historic temples, tropical beaches and colourful markets are all worth the visit too. And then there’s the food. Khmer cuisine is akin to Thai and Vietnamese, sharing the same flavour profile, but combined in different and surprising ways….

A Guide to Malaysian Street Food

Malaysia is a foodie’s paradise. The country is the centre of global crossroads, with influences from China, India, Thailand, and colonial Britain weaving an intricate tapestry of cuisine and culture. Coupled with fresh produce, a willingness to try anything and the average Malaysian’s love of food, the result is a veritable smorgasboard of dishes. The…

5 Places to Get Your Dose of Culture and History in China

China is a massive country with an incredible amount of history. There’s plenty of places to see evidence of this, and while there’s only five places featured here, this list could go on for days. We all know about the Great Wall of China, so be sure check these places off the list as well…

3 days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur offers a variety of attractions to visitors to this South East Asian hub. A heady mix of old and new, Kuala Lumpur boasts shiny glass and steel skyscrapers sharing space with narrow winding streets overlooked by colonial shopfronts, bright neon shopping malls and green parks aflutter with birdlife, and…

Review: Wicked Diving – 6 day Liveaboard Similan & Surin Islands

The Similan and Surin Islands rank among the top 50 dive sites in the world and no wonder! The water is invitingly warm, crystal clear, with great visibility and the wildlife underwater is stunning. From macro stuff like nudibranches and blue dragons to the huge pelagics like visiting whale sharks and giant mantas, the Similans and Surins have it…