Yogyakarta Travel Guide

Yogyakarta Travel Guide

Yogyakarta is located on Java, Indonesia’s largest island. This Yogyakarta Travel Guide is designed to help you plan your own trip to visit this awesome city. Highlighted are some of the best things to see and do in and around Yogyakarta. It also gives advice including culture, transport, food and accommodation!  Also known as Jogjakarta or often Jogja, Yogyakarta is a great place to visit to experience its culture, food and history…. Read moreYogyakarta Travel Guide

Vegetarian Penang Guide – 5 places to eat in George Town

The outside of Ee Beng resturant - one of the highlights of this Vegetarian Penang

This Vegetarian Penang guide looks at places to eat in George Town, the main city on this Malaysian island! It also gives tips as to what else you can find and the kinds of vegetarian food to expect! Malaysia is a diverse country with large Malay, Indian and Chinese populations. As such the food has great diversity and you can find many influences throughout the different ethnic/religious groups. The Malay… Read moreVegetarian Penang Guide – 5 places to eat in George Town

Southeast Asia Backpacking Itinerary: A 6 Month Route

Southeast Asia backpacking itinerary

This Southeast Asia backpacking itinerary covers the typical backpacking route of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Myanmar has been added now that the country has started to open up to tourists. There are a few stops in Peninsular Malaysia then Singapore to finish. Should you wish to continue or mix it up, Indonesia makes a great country to explore and has been added as an extension. This Southeast Asia backpacking itinerary should take around… Read moreSoutheast Asia Backpacking Itinerary: A 6 Month Route

Visiting Buddhist temples and respecting Buddhist beliefs in Southeast Asia

respecting Buddhist beliefs

Here’s some simple advice for visiting Buddhist temples and respecting Buddhist beliefs. It’s designed to help those planning to travel to Southeast Asia for the first time. I’ve put it together based on my personal experiences. Please feel free to comment if you’d like to add anything else about Buddhist beliefs! Some general advice first that applies to everywhere in Southeast Asia. Don’t point at anything or anybody with your feet… Read moreVisiting Buddhist temples and respecting Buddhist beliefs in Southeast Asia

Melaka – Malaysia 2016

Melaka (aka Malacca) is another of the British Straits Settlements. It has a long colonial history, having been conquered by the Portuguese then the Dutch and then the British. It was also occupied by the Japanese in the 2nd World War.  Nowadays it is a popular tourist spot, both for domestic and international travelers. It’s interesting for its history, street art, scenic river and cafe’s. I headed there after my… Read moreMelaka – Malaysia 2016

George Town – Penang – Malaysia 2016

George Town is the main city on the island of Penang, near Malaysia’s border with Thailand. I was one of the British colonial Straits Settlements along with Malacca (Melaka) and Singapore.  It’s interesting for both its colonial history and its modern day street art scene. I arrived in Penang on my birthday but as readers of my blog will know I was sick in Malaysia (and have now had to come… Read moreGeorge Town – Penang – Malaysia 2016

Cameron Highlands and Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia 2016

Unfortunately I was sick pretty much my whole time in Malaysia, and if you’ve read my other posts or know me personally then your’ll know I had to end my trip and come home. But I did manage to do some tourist stuff whilst there, so this is the first of 3 posts on what I saw whilst there! So I met Yindee and 2 of her Thai friends in KL… Read moreCameron Highlands and Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia 2016

Mandalay – Myanmar 2016

The name ‘Mandalay’ tends to invoke something of a romantic nostalgia, as if there is some kind of magic to the city. This must come from its colonial days and of course the poem ‘Mandalay’ by Rudyard Kipling. I stayed at Dreamland Guesthouse whilst in Mandalay. It’s a nice hostel, and also an art studio so the walls are covered in artwork! It also acts as a music studio and… Read moreMandalay – Myanmar 2016