Palawan is an archipelago of islands in the Western Philippines and was voted by Conde Naste as the worlds most beautiful island for two consecutive years in a row. After spending a week there, this title needs no explanation, Palawan is truly paradise on earth.
The Philippines is known for having the longest Christmas celebration in the world beginning as early as September with the period packed with festivals, events and parties. Our Christmas in Moalboal lived up to this reputation with the perfect balance of action-packed activities, relaxation and festive Philippino traditions. The best bits… Continue reading Spending Christmas in The Philippines
Bohol is the 10th largest island in the Philippines and another with a spectacularly beautiful, crystal clear coastline. But what set Bohol apart for us is that it has as much natural beauty to explore inland as it does by the ocean.
Heading for the rice terraces of North Luzon in the Philippines, we chose to skip the more famous town of Banaue and head straight to Batad, having heard that these rice terraces were the most impressive. Our guide from Banaue Rice Terrace Tours took us on an incredible two day trek of the Batad rice terraces and even squeezed in a Banaue view point for comparison. Continue reading The Philippines: Trekking the Banaue and Batad Rice Terraces
2 weeks and a whole lot of bus travel, gave us the chance to explore some of the best of Laos charming, French-inspired cities and beautiful rainforest countryside. Continue reading 2 weeks in Laos
Anyone who is travelling across Northern Thailand should visit Pai. Originally a sleepy village favoured by hippies, Pai is now a backpackers paradise, it reminded us very much of Glastonbury. In fact, if I could bottle Glastonbury and give it a Thai makeover then that would be Pai. Continue reading Soaking up the travellers scene of Pai
Chiang Mai is the cultural capital of Thailand retaining much of the historical and religious charm of the ancient Lanna kingdom. It is surrounded by lush jungle, dotted with glorious temples and the best place from which to enjoy two of Thailands most adored attributes: Thai cuisine and elephants. Continue reading Chiang Mai: A visit to the cultural capital of Thailand