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 710 kilometers, the distance between Bangkok and Koh Lanta can … Read more
An interesting city with its own character, Osaka has plenty to do once you scratch the surface. Stroll down Hozenji Yokocho alley and take a break at one of the many eateries to be found there, and enjoy the impressive cherry blossom display at the Japan Mint during the spring. At any time of year, Osaka is an open and friendly place with no pretentions; relax and enjoy the shopping, the sights and the great food that’s on offer. Here are our top ten recommendations for things to do in Osaka.
One thing’s for sure, you’re never going to be short of things to do in Johor Bahru. The city provides a fun and interesting mix of partying, history, shopping and family friendly adventure. You can admire the beautiful architecture of religious buildings, immerse yourself in hours of retail therapy or play with Hello Kitty. It’s a fascinating and enticing amalgam of attractions. If you need some help deciding on where to dedicate your time, here’s our top 10 list of what to do in Johor Bahru.
Tokyo is a place where you find a new experience around every corner. It’s a fast and furious mix of style, culture and quirkiness. Gaze in admiration or take a step back in time walking along cobbled streets. Immerse yourself in pop culture, sit back and enjoy the delicious cuisine that’s on offer or get some serious retail therapy in one of its malls. There are a myriad of different things to do in Tokyo but if you’re still looking for inspiration we’ve put together a list of our top 10 Tokyo attractions.
Manila and Coron paint two completely pictures of the Philippines – which isn’t surprising considering they’re around 450km apart. In Manila, colonial architecture sits next to modern skyscrapers, the streets are busy with people, and the traffic rules the pace of the city. Over in Coron, life is slow. Surrounded by turquoise waters and snorkeling … Read more
There’s nothing worse than the feeling of missing out. So, if you make it all the way to El Nido in Palawan, don’t hesitate to make the extra hop, skip, and a jump to a small island that’s teeming with hidden beauty, otherwise known as Coron. It’s not the small villages and towns that bring … Read more
Once all the delights of the Laotian city of Luang Prabang have been explored, choosing your next destination may be a difficult choice to make. The Vietnamese capital of Hanoi lies directly east of Luang Prabang and with its perfect blend of history, untouched culture, and gastronomical prowess, and is seen as one of the … Read more
Mist swirls around the peaks of the Hoang Lien Son mountains. Rice paddies cascade in 10,000 shades of green to valley bottoms speckled with longhouses and farms. It can only be Sapa – Vietnam’s northern trekking mecca. Being remote and isolated is part of the fun here, but don’t worry, there are oodles of ways … Read more
These two much-loved beach towns face each other on opposite ends of famous Phang Nga Bay. It’s hardly a wonder they are among the most popular destinations in Thailand. The whole region is speckled with islands where cotton-coloured beaches dash under lazy palm trees and dramatic mountains lurch from cerulean seas. To the east is … Read more
After escaping the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and finding yourself in the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Ayutthaya, the great expanse of Thailand’s north awaits. Yet before you set your sights too far ahead, the little gem of Lopburi is only a short journey away. Similar in historical significance to Ayutthaya, Lopburi has … Read more
Shaped like a corkscrew and sat out in the glistening waters of the Thai Gulf, Koh Samet is a stunning dose of powdery sand and turquoise sea. Because it’s one of the closest islands to Bangkok, it’s gradually become one of the more popular getaways for Thai locals living in the capital. Partiers and sun … Read more
Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai are the two main urban hubs of northern Thailand. They both huddle beneath rugged mountains, watched over by elephant-trodden rainforests and the gold-tipped stupas of Buddhist temples. But each still brings its own unique vibe and attractions. Chiang Mai is lively night bazaars and a UNESCO old quarter; Chiang Rai … Read more
Home to more than 1,400 islands, deciding where to spend your time in southern Thailand can be slightly overwhelming. To make the most of your vacation, and reduce travel time in-between islands, you might choose to stick to either the east or west of Thailand’s peninsula. Floating in the Andaman Sea on the west, just … Read more
The trip from Phuket to Koh Phangan is a trip from Thailand’s largest island to its biggest party destination. You’ll swap the pastel-painted cottages and chili-sizzling food markets of Phuket Town for sands that pump with spinning DJs until sunup over the Thai Gulf. In a straight line, the distance between the two spots is … Read more