Beijing

A Beginner’s Guide to China – Everything You Need to Know For …

When I tell people that China is my favourite country to explore, nobody seems to understand why. Even when I’ve met people when travelling, the general consensus always seems to be, ‘It’s just never been on my list.’ To which…

Hong Kong

The Markets of Mong Kok, Hong Kong

  Once I’ve finished stifling giggles at the name of this area (yes, that’s my level of humour), a day in Mong Kok is one of my favourite things to do in Hong Kong. The area is known for its shopping,…

Hong Kong

The Islands of Hong Kong: a Photo Diary

Having been to Hong Kong in 2014, this time around I wanted to see more of the lesser explored areas that I hadn’t taken advantage of previously. Sadly both times I’ve visited I haven’t had great weather so I haven’t…

Shanghai

A Beautiful Japanese Lunch at Tsuru, Shanghai

The fact that I’ve never been a huge fan of Japanese food, especially sushi, goes down as well with people as when I tell them I don’t like avocado or lemon drizzle cake. I get looks of ‘who even are you?’…

Shanghai

Why It’s OK to Eat Western Food in Asia

I travel to eat. In my opinion there is no better way to immerse yourself into a new culture than to try the local delicacies and indulge in new and exotic foods. I always do a bit of research on…

Hong Kong

Five Places to Explore in Wan Chai, Hong Kong

My trip to Hong Kong this year was my second time in the city. I’ve already done a lot of the obvious tourist destinations and as my best friend lives there, I wanted to get to know the place a…

Seoul

Surreal and Unnerving: Visiting the Border of North Korea

When visiting Seoul, I wasn’t overly prepared with an itinerary. It was on my first day there, sat in a hotel room with my best friend who had come over from Hong Kong that I actually started looking through a…

Seoul

How to Spend a Long Weekend in Seoul

I’m more accustomed to spend long weekends in a quaint British village, or maybe hopping over to somewhere in Europe like Barcelona. But when I was flying from China to Hong Kong, it seemed a good opportunity to add another…

Xi'an

Cycling the City Walls of Xi’an, China

I knew precisely zero about Xi’an, the city closest to the Terracotta Warriors, before arriving there. With some basic research, I realised there were two things I needed to experience: the Muslim Quarter for dinner, and the surrounding city walls.…