I headed to Mui Ne with no real expectations. As far as I was concerned it was a layover for a few days after leaving the bright lights of Ho Chi Minh City. We landed at ‘Mui Ne Backpackers‘ hostel after a 6 hour bus journey and couldn’t believe our luck. Beautiful uncluttered rooms,, Read More

So what to do in Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon). I spent 7 days here and tried to cover off most of the main things to do. ¬†As you head down any street in HCMC you’ll hear the chants of ‘Cyclo, Cyclo’ and in my case ‘Madam Cyclo, Madam Cyclo, where are you, Read More

I hate to start my first blog in a new city with such a morbid topic and I didn’t arrive in Vietnam with the war on my mind, but my first stop in Ho Chi Minh City was the War Remnants Museum. I have never experienced such an impactful exhibition, which caused me to, Read More

I had no idea what to expect when I arrived in Hong Kong and therefore it surpassed all expectations. I only had 2 nights, a day and a morning to explore so every second counted. I squeezed in shopping at the ‘Ladies Market‘, Lantau Island, a Buddhist temple full of candles and incense, wandering, Read More

We arrived in Yangshuo at 9pm-ish, spilled off an air-con bus into the sweltering heat and crowded streets. Lights, people, music, drinking everywhere – this place could give Thailand’s Koh San road or Ibiza’s West End a run for their debauched titles. After getting over the shock, not having seen a bar in over, Read More

It was a FaceTime conversation with my incurably selective eating brothers that inspired this post. They asked a simple question – ‘would we survive in China?’ The answer is probably not, or at least some massive dietary changes would have to be made. It’s ridiculous really as everything in China is edible, heads, feet,, Read More

The further south in China I head the more I fall in love with this vast, diverse and slightly mad country. I arrived into Lijiang at night, which I’m realising is the best time to see most Chinese cities. The old town stood out, beautifully lit up on the mountain side. It almost made, Read More

I’m not sure how why or when I signed up for so much trekking in my travels. Unlike most nations us Brits don’t tend to do as much trekking as a weekend hobby and down south we don’t really have the hills to practice on for the kind of treks I’m now experiencing. Im, Read More

Head straight to the ‘People Park’ in Chengdu, it’s hilarious and fascinating. It’s a city centre park and as soon as you head in there’s music playing in every direction. It’s just a typical Thursday afternoon, no public holiday, but the park is packed, mainly with the older generation.

From the minute I landed at Xi’an station I breathed a huge sigh of relief. Now this is what I thought and hoped China would be like. We’d left Beijing’s oppressive grey skies, buildings and smog. In comparison Xi’an has a smaller population too with ‘only’ 6 million inhabitants and we arrived to blue, Read More