Istanbul is an overload for the senses. One moment you’re dodging dangling copper lamps and silk saris in the Grand Bazaar. The next you’re gazing at the great domes of the Hagia Sophia. Then you’re lost in the historic court rooms of the Topkapi Palace, following in the footsteps of the Ottoman sultans. Then you’re … Read more
Singapore glimmers and shimmers like a jewel at the very tip of the Malay Peninsula. A breath of mechanised modernism in the midst of Southeast Asia, its heart is an uber-efficient banking and big-business hub that hits a zenith with the UFO-like skyscrapers of the Marina Bay. Swirling around that is a metropolis of epic … Read more
With over 2,000 religious places Kyoto is certainly not short of things to see and do. Brimming with temples and shrines, Kyoto also offers great cuisine, beautiful parks, and impressive palaces in this city that was once the Imperial capital of Japan. Today modern day Kyoto stands side by side with its ancient history and culture but if you can’t decide which Kyoto attractions to visit, check our top 10 things to do in Kyoto.
Manila has something to offer everyone who visits. It’s a place where you can enjoy simply walking around the streets and taking a look at the architecture, or spend time in one of the parks getting to know the local people. Immerse yourself in its history at the same time as enjoying the creative soul it has today. You can admire Manila Cathedral, take a break in a coffee shop and then hit the mall to find some bargains. Read on for more ideas in our list of top 10 things to do in Manila.
A jewel-shaped island in the heart of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is unquestionably the country’s biggest holiday destination. It beckons surfers with gnarly reef breaks and glassy rollers between Kuta and the Bukit Peninsula. It tempts culture vultures with mystical and ancient Hindu shrines. It calls to foodies with peanut-topped gado gado salads and tempeh … Read more
Dubai will wow you with its steel-dressed skyscrapers and soaring buildings, its dhow-dotted harbours and shimmering beaches, audacious shopping malls and bustling gold bazaars. Once a simple fishing port on the Persian Gulf, it’s taken just a few decades to transform it into one of the world’s most futuristic and fantastical metropolises. These days, it’s … Read more
This guide can help you trade the buzz and energy of the Thai capital for the glinting beaches of the country’s largest and most popular island. With info on the fastest, cheapest, and less-trodden ways to get from Bangkok to Phuket, it’s got the lowdown all travelers will need to go from pumping Khaosan Road … Read more
Located on the banks of the River Kwai, and made famous by the war movie ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’, Kanchanaburi is a popular tourist destination. It’s located just 107 km from Bangkok as the crow flies, but without an airport, there are no opportunities for humans to fly there. However, land routes are only … Read more
Sitting on either side of the Thai peninsula, getting from Phuket to Koh Tao is no easy feat. But it’s more than worth it to step foot on one of the most underrated islands in the country, home to idyllic beaches and some of the world’s most colorful SCUBA diving sites. Phuket and Koh Tao … Read more
Sitting just off the coast of Trat, Koh Kood, otherwise known as Ko Kut, is a great alternative to the overcrowded islands you’ll find off Thailand’s southern peninsula. It’s part of the Koh Chang group, a cluster of islands that are frequented more by locals than tourists. For this reason, getting to Koh Kood from … Read more
When you envisage Thailand, it is often those white-sanded tropical islands that first spring to mind. If getting from the city chaos of Bangkok to that laid back beach is first and foremost in your Thailand plans, this guide is for you. At just under 440 miles, the distance between Bangkok and Koh Lanta can … Read more
Bamboo bars serving mango lassis, hidden beaches crowded by palms, reggae music and some of the best sunsets you’ve ever seen – all that and more awaits just over Phang Nga Bay from Phuket, on the wonderful island of Koh Lanta. Fast becoming one of the hotspot destinations on the south-west coast of Thailand, it … Read more
Prep the scuba gear, ready the snorkels, and dust down the bikini – Koh Tao awaits. One of the three most famous islands of the Chumphon Archipelago (a group that also includes Koh Phangan and Koh Samui), it’s known for the cotton-white isthmus beach at Ko Hang Tao, its fish-teeming dive sites, and inland hills … Read more
The journey from Bangkok to Koh Phangan is one that’s been made by millions of backpackers, travelers, sun seekers, and partiers over the years. It whisks you away from the zooming tuk-tuks and skyscrapers of the capital for an island that’s garnered a reputation as one of the most hedonistic in the world – it’s … Read more