Like many other fresh faced backpackers, South East Asia is where I first fell in love with travel but there was one place I didn’t make it to that I’ve always longed to go back. Sabah, is one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo which is renowned for its incredible beauty – Lonely Planet even calls it ‘one of the most physically stunning places on Earth’…Posted on: November 6th in Asia, Travel by Becky Padmore.
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Central Asia is an off-the-beaten-path region laced with ancient sites, natural beauty and fantastic people. Our journey took us from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan to Uzbekistan and finally, into the rarely visited (and extremely odd) country of Turkmenistan….Posted on: October 28th in Asia by Becky Padmore.
Known as “rail above the clouds’’, Qinghai-Tibet railway is the world’s highest railroad. Nearly half of the railway lies more than 4,000 meters above sea level. The geographic obstacles posed a huge challenge…Posted on: October 21st in Asia by Becky Padmore.
There’s still a lot of confusion about traveling to North Korea with the general population and much of what is portrayed in the media makes it seem like a dangerous country to visit. However, regardless of the country’s political and economic conflicts with the rest of the world…Posted on: September 19th in Asia, Travel by Becky Padmore.
The Vietnamese people in general are a special mix of culture, tradition and superstition however despite the religious, historical and socio-economic backgrounds that exist among the 89 million people of this enigmatic country, they all love to smile and are genuinely interested in tourists…Posted on: August 15th in Asia, Travel by Emma Clair Kelly.
Probably, the first destination that comes into your mind when you hear of Indonesia is Bali, right? Indonesia is way more diverse and has around 16 999 more islands to for you to explore! Long white sand beaches, virgin rain forest jungles, unique diving spots with 100 species of corals, friendly and smiling locals are just a few reasons why Indonesia should be on your bucket list! To fuel your wanderlust and start packing right now, I’d like to share the next 10 absolutely unique and hidden places in Indonesia…Posted on: July 29th in Asia, Travel Top 10s by Becky Padmore.
Even before the days of British colonialism and the ‘exotic east’ writings of luminaries like Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and George Orwell, Myanmar had long been a place of mystery and allure. With its legendary kingdoms, gorgeous landscapes, diverse people and fine examples of architectural and archaeological marvels, how could it not? These days, having re-joined the global community after 50 years of infamy at the hands of a ruling military junta…Posted on: July 14th in Asia, Beautiful Places, Travel by Becky Padmore.
London based freelance photographer Maxine Bulloch recently travelled to the mysterious and controversial South East Asian country formally known as Burma. The decade long tourism boycott that persuaded many potential visitors to steer clear of the country has been lifted and now the country is no longer shrouded in secrecy. Here are Maxine’s highlights of time-warped, colourful Myanmar…Posted on: May 30th in Asia by Becky Padmore.
You name it, Malaysia’s probably got it – beaches to lounge on, rain forests to trek and sweat through, exotic wildlife to seek out, unbeatable cuisine, deep-seated traditions and a rich cultural history. It’s also a rapidly changing nation, capitalising on the natural resources the land has provided with little consideration for the consequences…Posted on: May 19th in Asia, Beautiful Places by Becky Padmore.
From food stalls to five star restaurants and everything in between, you could live your whole life in Bangkok and never be able to eat in every restaurant in the city. I gave it a shot during my six months living there, as exhibited by the five extra pounds on my ass but it was worth it. Here are some of my favourite spots..Posted on: May 2nd in Asia, Travel, Travel Top 10s by Becky Padmore.