tokyo shopping masks asakusa

Tokyo shopping has it all: high-end and offbeat fashion, traditional crafts, vintage wares, all manner of only-in-Japan souvenirs, and that gadget you didn't know...
Singapore ‘s best bars with a view

Peppered with futuristic skyscrapers such as the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the Singapore skyline is truly a sight to behold. As the sun...
Cebu City's annual Sinulog Festival is a riot of colour

January may be the perfect time to start making travel plans for the year ahead – but it’s also a wonderful month to put them into...
Southeast Asia travel guide

The backpacking trail through Southeast Asia is well worn. People have been traveling it since the 1970s. Starting in beautiful Thailand, the trail makes...

Bargain is not common in some countries, but in Vietnam it really is. In Vietnam, bargaining is always worthwhile. Yet, it is not always...
taxi

Here are our tips from our recent experience with the taxi’s in Vietnam. 1. Vinasun was okay. Mai Linh was dishonest to us in Da...
Hanoi Old Quarter

Enthralling and enraging in equal amounts, Vietnam's long-held position as a travel icon is more than deserved. In no other country is the collision...
Kyoto

1. Rent a wireless router Getting a prepaid SIM card with local calling service is difficult in Japan. It's better to rent a handy little...

Thailand remains one of the first ports of call for first-time backpackers. But don’t be fooled – though travelling here means following a well-beaten...

How to have a safe trip in Cambodia is a question of any traveller who wants to visit this Southest Asia country. Cambodia is...

This 1901 icon from the heyday of stylish travel was refurbished in 2016, the same year The Strand launched its cruise ship on the Ayeyarwady river.

This boutique luxury hotel sees a heritage 20th-century mansion restored with beautiful Art Deco details and modern comforts, situated on the edge of a Unesco World Heritage site.

Simply one of the best hotels in Tokyo, the Park Hyatt is a five-star legend, best known for its starring role in Lost in Translation alongside Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.

The Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 is an excellent, modern, comfortable and well-run, mid-range hotel with 232 spacious rooms and a large pool in downtown Bangkok.

Kakigōri is a Japanese shaved ice dessert flavored with syrup and a sweetener, often condensed milk.