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Abseiling waterfalls in Da Lat

When planning my trip to Vietnam, my sister and I each chose one “must-do” activity. Mine was abseiling waterfalls in Da Lat. I had been looking up activities…

Visiting the Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang

The Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang contain some of the most stunning examples of Chinese stone carving. The carvings are spread along both banks of the Yi River in…

The hunt for Thai Harry Potter

It’s no secret I love books. Anybody that follows my Twitter will likely see me mentioning my “Read Around the World” challenge, and I always buy myself a…

The Army of Snowmen in Harbin

Every year, as part of the Ice and Snow Festival, there is a free display of snowmen in Harbin and it is definitely a must-see!

Mount Ryongak – Hiking in North Korea

Of all the places I’ve hiked, which granted isn’t that large a list, North Korea is definitely the most unique! I was on an extended tour which meant…

Swimming in Hinagdanan Cave

Although the Philippines is full of amazing beaches to relax and swim on, my favourite swimming spot was Hinagdanan Cave. Located on the North side of Panglao island,…

Pyongyang Cold Noodles

Pyongyang Cold Noodles, also known as raengmyŏn (랭면) is one of the most famous dishes from North Korea. There are records of it dating back to the Joseon…

An evening of Traditional Lao Storytelling

In Luang Prabang, there is the opportunity to listen to some traditional Lao storytelling and I cannot recommend it enough! Aside from travelling, my biggest interest is definitely…

Finding a cheap Ha Long Bay cruise

Ha Long Bay is one of the most popular destinations in Vietnam, so there are plenty of companies offering tours, making it difficult to figure out how to…

The Shoe Cleaning Scam in Hanoi

Now, I like to consider myself a fairly savvy traveller. I pay attention to my belongings, I take safety precautions and I read up on local scams to…