A day trip to Macau: St Lawrence's Church
13 Mar 2017

A Day Trip to Macau from Hong Kong: Exploring the Historic Streets

After spending the previous eight months in Latin America, where things usually run at a sedate pace, we were suddenly beamed back to the bustle of Asia. I’d almost forgotten about those massive tour buses full of people that consume places. They were out in full force at Senado Square and St Paul’s Cathedral, but

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26 Sep 2016

Hiking in Hong Kong: A Day Trip to Lamma Island

After exploring the bright lights and towering skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island, we opted for a relaxing escape to the natural beauty of Lamma Island, a short ferry ride away from the hectic downtown area. If you want to do some easy hiking in Hong Kong, as well as explore

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The best beaches in Hong Kong
21 Jan 2016

10 of the Best Beaches in Hong Kong

There are nice beaches in Hong Kong? I don’t blame you for being surprised — it came as a shock to me too. I figured the beaches in Hong Kong would be average at best because of how built up the city is and its proximity to the industrialised mainland of China.

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Backpacking in Hong Kong: The city at night
06 Dec 2015

Backpacking in Hong Kong: Costs, Tips and Places to See

Hong Kong is a land of contrasts. From the mass of skyscrapers that light up the night sky to the white sand beaches and emerald hills of the countryside — there really is something for everyone. Here’s a quick guide to backpacking in Hong Kong, including some of the best

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Yubeng is a great place to visit if you are backpacking in Yunnan, China
30 Jun 2014

Backpacking in Yunnan, China: Costs, Tips and Places to See

Choosing a destination to travel to in China can be daunting. There is so much to see and do, but rather than try and cram too many places into a short trip it’s better to focus on one area. I chose Yunnan (followed by a week relaxing in Yangshuo) and it was

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The 20 Yuan note which features the scenery around Yangshuo
20 Jun 2014

Yangshuo Me the Money!!!

After 3 weeks travelling in Yunnan I was ready for a bit more comfort. I’d slept in more dorms than ever before and had to put up with cold showers, toilets without doors and thousands of Englishly challenged Chinese people. I found what I was looking for in Yangshuo –

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Upper Yubeng Village in Yunnan, China
09 Jun 2014

Yubeng, China: More of a Paradise than Shangri-La!

There’s a tiny Tibetan village in Northern Yunnan that might just be the most stunning place in Asia. Snow covered peaks surround lush green valleys filled with birds, butterflies, flowers and prayer flags. This village isn’t Shangri-La, instead that name (in 2001) went to a dusty, traffic filled Chinese city surrounded

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The Tiger Leaping Gorge trek in Yunnan, China
07 Jun 2014

Tiger Leaping Gorge: The Trek of the Titans

It’s hard to appreciate an amazing view when you’re gasping for air. The 28 bends is the most notorious section of the Tiger Leaping Gorge trek, one of China’s top multi-day hikes. I thought I’d struggled around at least 15 bends when I saw a depressing red 1 painted on a rock

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