The top 10 things to do in Myanmar/Burma

top 10 things to do in myanmar

There are some countries that make an instant impact. Mexico and Mongolia come to mind when I think about our first day visiting these countries. Another country that made an instant impact was Myanmar. We landed in Yangon and went exploring straight away. When we got back to our hotel in the evening we noticed […]

5 mins with: Friends International

Friends International

This week’s Responsible Tourism interview is probably the most important one we have done. It is with the amazing charity Friends International. Their work is changing the lives of children and youth in South East Asia and the world. One of their campaigns is all about children’s safety and how travellers can play an important […]

Exploring The Best of Sri Lanka’s East Coast

Sri Lanka east coast

Karen was pointing excitedly to the side of me. I tried to see what she was so excited about but without my glasses I am as blind as a bat. I could vaguely make out a large murky shape but had no idea what it was. Why didn’t I just ask her? We were snorkelling […]

5 mins with: Sam Veasna Centre

Sam Veasna Centre

This week’s responsible tourism interview is with the inspiring Sam Veasna Centre, a wildlife and conservation NGO based in Cambodia. They provide wildlife viewing trips in exclusive areas of Cambodia. Their goal is to provide an alternative sustainable livelihood from ecotourism for the local communities at the sites that they operate in (from reading their answers, […]

The Lens: Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam The Lens: Capturing a place with 3 photos When we arrived in Vietnam one of the first people we met told us not to visit Halong Bay because it was too touristy. It was alright for him to say that because he had already been there. Going to Vietnam and not visiting […]

Top 10 places to visit in Thailand

Top 10 places to visit in Thailand

Thailand. The land of smiles and cocktails served in buckets. A country where you will see monks receiving alms at dawn and naked girls gyrating to terrible techno at dusk. This is a destination where backpackers and 5* travellers feel equally at home. As do we. It’s no coincidence that we have visited Thailand more […]