Photos of Hoi An – the beautiful old town

Vietnam

Photos of Hoi An All of these photos of Hoi An were taken in it’s ancient old town. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famed for having been a trading port between the 15th and 19th centuries. It’s a really cool place to stay and there is a really nice beach nearby. Any trip to Vietnam should be sure to include a visit to this lovely city! Information on… Read morePhotos of Hoi An – the beautiful old town

Yangon Photo Gallery

Downtown - Yangon Photo Gallery

Yangon Photo Gallery This Yangon Photo Gallery features photos taken when I visited the Burmese city in April 2016. The city was capital of Myanmar up until 2006. It’s former British Colonial name is ‘Rangoon’  There are loads of old colonial buildings here which make it a really interesting city to explore. It has over 7 million inhabitants and contains some really important Buddhist sites. Principal amongst these is the… Read moreYangon Photo Gallery

People Of Myanmar

People Of Myanmar - a Karenni Tribe gathering

People Of Myanmar – A Photo Essay The people of Myanmar are a diverse collection of different ethnic groups. Check out this wikipedia page to get an idea of the ethnic groupings in the country. They are very friendly people and when I visited in 2016 I was blown away by how welcoming they were. So many people in the country wanted to engage with visitors like myself! The country has only… Read morePeople Of Myanmar

Thailand – Country Guide

Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand

The land of smiles, Thailand hosts over 16 million visitors a year! Backpacking the country is relatively easy and there is a wealth of different experiences to enjoy. Relax all day on the beach and explore ruined cities. Admire beautiful waterfalls and go to crazy parties. Sample great street food and go trekking through the jungle. You’ll find plenty to keep you occupied! Getting there: Thailand’s capital Bangkok has 2… Read moreThailand – Country Guide

Cambodia – Country Guide

View across water of Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Cambodia is a country trying to recover and grow following great tragedy. This nation was ripped apart by atrocities in the 1970’s and the civil war that followed. But the Khmer people endure and tourists now flock to see what Cambodia has to offer. Highlights in the country today include its ancient temple ruins and great islands.  Getting there: Most nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival when entering Cambodia. Check latest… Read moreCambodia – Country Guide

Laos – Country Guide

Kuang Si waterfalls, Laos

Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia. It can often be overlooked in favour of its neighbours such as Thailand or Vietnam, but is full of wonders of its own. It’s very laid back, has a devout Buddhist population and is one of the few remaining communist states in the world. In recent years it’s really started to come into its own as a popular backpacking destination.  Getting there:… Read moreLaos – Country Guide

Vietnam – Country Guide

Sapa, Vietnam

Vietnam is a wonderfully diverse country with a interesting yet tragic history. There are so many different things to do here its a country that appeals on many varying levels. You can explore big cities and go trekking in remote villages. Relax on the beach and admire historic towns. Learn about war history and sample amazing foods. And much more! You won’t get bored in Vietnam!  Getting there: If your crossing into Vietnam… Read moreVietnam – Country Guide

Myanmar – Country Guide

Fisherman pose at sunset on Inle Lake, Myanmar

Myanmar (aka Burma) is a country that has only recently opened itself up to tourists and that is part of its magic. The people who inhabit this country are genuinely excited to meet travellers from other parts of the world. You will find them incredibly warm and friendly. This devout Buddhist country has some amazing cultural highlights too and is great for trekking. Getting there: It is a requirement for tourists… Read moreMyanmar – Country Guide