Visiting Vietnam

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a sombre attraction visited by many but my personal highlight was a walking tour along a single track railway line where the trains pass within one metre of the houses’ front doors and children play happily on the track. It was fascinating to see how the locals live and […]

China Highlights

In November 2018, I spent a week in China brushing up on my knowledge of this enormous but endlessly fascinating country. I stayed in two cities – Beijing and Xian, and from these bases, visited some amazing attractions. From Beijing: Tiananmen Square – one of the largest public squares in the world which is said to […]

5 Destinations You Must See in Asia

Asia is truly an unforgettable destination – with its buzzing cities that never sleep, colourful food, dynamic culture, tropical beaches, historical ruins and opulent architecture, there’s so much to see and explore in this part of the world. Here’s our bucket list of the 5 must-see destinations on this continent…  Halong Bay, Vietnam These sparkling […]

48 Hours in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is often visited as the start or end to a holiday or even a stopover break on a long haul flight. A typical stopover time would be two or three nights so if, like me, you only have a short time in the city, then good planning is essential. Whilst you can certainly […]