Travel blog - Asia

Monkey, Ubud, Bali (image: Pho East Movement)

Discovering the Best of Bali

We didn’t know what to expect from the Indonesian island of Bali. As we stepped off the plane, made our way through the airport, and headed outside, the humidity hit – as if we'd just opened a sc...
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Surin Beach, Phuket, Thailand

6 of the Best Beaches in Phuket

Nothing says Phuket like a beautiful beach. And as the largest island in Thailand, the Pearl of the Andaman has its fair share. But with so many to choose from, where do you start? Whether you wish to...
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Bangkok skyline at night

A Guide to Bangkok Nightlife

Renowned as being one of the most visited cities in the whole of Asia, holidaying in Bangkok not only promises a rich cultural history but also, without doubt, one of the best nightlife scenes in the ...
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Thai baht

How to Save Money in Thailand

As one of Southeast Asia’s top destinations – offering breathtaking sights and a fascinating culture throughout – Thailand features on many a bucket list. But while it remains an affordable trip there...
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El Nido (image: Rebecca Pocklington)

A Guide to the Islands of the Philippines

With 7,000 tropical islands nestled in crystal-blue seas, an endless variety of food, music and activities, and a rich culture throughout, it isn't hard to imagine the Philippines as paradise. It...
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What to Expect from a Trip to Borneo

You might have heard of Borneo, but you won't really discover its wonders until you experience them first hand, writes Lucy Tolley... Kuching (image: Lucy Tolley)   This giant rugged is...
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10 of the Most Vegan-Friendly Places in Asia

For vegans travelling around Asia the food opportunities are deliciously limitless – think veggie pad Thai, ginger garlic noodles and tofu soup. However, you’re also likely to run into hidden nasties ...
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What It's Like to Stay at Elephant Hills in Thailand

It’s Friday night in Thailand. In Bangkok the streets are filled with music as tourists and locals swarm the colourful night markets. In Phuket it’s equally bustling with travellers eagerly enjoying c...
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5 Reasons Why You Should Stopover in Singapore

Small but perfectly formed, Singapore is the ultimate melting pot, blending cuisines, architecture and art in astonishing style. Stay for a day or longer. You won’t regret it, says Lee Cobaj... ...
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Bia Hoi: A Guide to Vietnam's Beer Scene

When it comes to beer and travelling, Vietnam is the perfect pub crawl destination. With a glass costing just 30p and each establishment flaunting its own distinct brew, Bia Hoi is something that shou...
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Things to Do in Phuket

White sandy beaches? Check. Impossibly blue seas? Check. Just an hour away from one of the most iconic islands in the world? Check. Welcome to Phuket. Also known as the Pearl of the Andaman, Thailand’...
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How to Go Big in Bangkok

Bangkok. From colonial architecture to rooftop bars and foodie delights, this Southeast Asia stopover destination – with its head-whirling mix of old and new – has it all, says Dave Stamboulis... ...
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