Vang Vieng is a small town approximately 4 hours north of the Laos capital Vientiane. Once famous among backpackers as a party town, over the years, the party scene has diminished and been replaced by a tourist industry more focused on outdoor activities. The scenery around Vang Vieng is stunning and so it is little… Continue reading Above Laos; Sunrise Flight
On our way north from Bangkok to Chiang Mai we stopped at Ayutthaya and then moved on to Lopburi. Similarly to Ayutthaya, Lopburi is one of Thailands’ ancient capitals and contains ruins, museums and markets which all make it well worth a visit. This being said, it is also known colloquially as “monkey city” and,… Continue reading Lopburi – Monkey City
Asia is unlike Europe and the US in many ways. This may seem like an obvious statement, but it's important to educate ourselves on how behaviour needs to change in different cultures, so as not to offend locals. It might be normal to argue with voice raised in the western world, or indeed, to show… Continue reading Being Polite in Asia
We've talked many times about how food from your favourite countries can help cure travel and home sickness (see our post: How to battle feeling homesick.) We love China, and our time there was very happy. So, making dumplings (or, depending on what you prefer to call them, #jiaozi, #gyoza, #potstickers, #锅贴, and many more)… Continue reading Our Favourite Travelling Recipe – with photos!