Asia

View of Manila in the Philippines from the Marriott hotel
Asia, Travel

30 days in the Philippines — Manila

Days 1-2: Arriving at Manila Airport, Philippines yesterday evening, the sounds of “Taxi Sir” (and “Madame”) floated through the air. Politely refusing, we made our way to the shuttle bus station and happily found that we were already on the reservation list to take us to the Marriott Manila (we turned […]

Boat fruit seller, Halong Bay, Vietnam
Asia, Travel

5 of the best South East Asia time-lapse videos

South East Asia has long been on the wish list for any adventurous or cultured traveller. Its mix of religions (Buddhism, Muslim etc), cuisines (Thai curries, Vietnamese noodle soups etc), temples and beaches has inspired many a traveller. If you are thinking about visiting South East Asia soon, we’ve put together […]

Thai Coconut Soup
Asia, Food

Recipe for Thai coconut soup

We have been to Thailand many times and besides the people, the beaches and the temples, it’s the food that is always a major highlight of our trips. We love Thai food so much that on one of our trips to Chiang Mai we decided to take a course at […]

Chocolate hills on Bohol Island, Philippines.
Asia, Travel

The Philippines: Beyond the beaches

The Philippines is still one of Asia’s relatively undiscovered countries, and only now are people beginning to discover its paradisiacal islands, golden beaches and aqua marine seas, the perfect place for a beach holiday in the sun. Although its beaches are one of its major draws, the Philippines has many other […]

Asia, Travel

Discovering the Philippines

While most tourists head to Asia’s better known beach destinations of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia’s tropical island of Bali, one of the world’s best beach destinations is often overlooked. Consisting of over 7,000 islands and with a staggering coast line of 39,289km, it’s little surprise to learn that the Philippine’s […]