One of the most popular things to do when travelling in Vietnam is to ride the Ha Giang loop- a four day motorbike journey through the incredible northern mountains of Vietnam, up near the Chinese border.
The views are incredible but for those who have never ridden a motorbike before or are travelling solo this road trip might seem daunting and impossible.
Here I explain how you can conquer the Ha Giang loop as a beginner rider.… Read More Guide to the Ha Giang Loop, Vietnam: How to conquer the loop when you’re new to riding a motorbike
Why you shouldn’t miss the temples of Bagan in Myanmar.… Read More Photo diary: The Temples and Pagodas of Bagan
The new face of pageant fever in the Philippines are young men, competing for fame, prize money and national tours offering the promise of social mobility, writes Marina Trajkovich.… Read More The Pageant Kings of the Philippines
Cyanide and dynamite fishing still occurs in many waters and reefs across the Philippines and South East Asia despite continual attempts to stop the practice. Sustainable tourism and education efforts have seen an increase in protected areas of Coron’s marine ecosystems and a new fervour from locals to protect the marine environment, but many areas of reef remain vulnerable, writes Marina Trajkovich… Read More The Locals Protecting the Reefs of Makinit
Christmas of 2016, my family decided to go on a cruise because we are one of few families in the world who could not be bothered to cook for Christmas day… we instead decided to go on a huge floating boat with an endless drinks wristband, gorge ourselves at the buffet every day and spend… Read More Photo Diary: Cruising to New Caledonia
Why you should never wander off and stray from the lump of tourists on the beach to go for a topless swim on the opposite end of the Isle of Pines no matter how much of a ‘free spirit,’ you are: You might get called over to a ‘psst-ing’ local who is literally crouched in… Read More Photo Diary: Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
My turban-wearing, German healer on not drinking, eating meat, doing drugs or having sex- Me: “what do you drink for a treat?” Him: “sometimes I have tonic water…” *Asks for rum in my guava juice and sheds a tear for all the people in the world whose ‘treat yo’ self drink’ is tonic water. I… Read More Vegan and health food in Ubud