Asia · Cambodia

The Missing Socks Laundry Cafe: Siem Reap’s sweetest coffee shop

I’m going to be blunt. I was not a fan of Siem Reap. Not even in the slightest. In fact, once we were finished with our three-day temple pass, I was genuinely looking forward to making my escape. Pub Street is brash, crass and full of crap, with row after row of overpriced, low quality… Continue reading The Missing Socks Laundry Cafe: Siem Reap’s sweetest coffee shop

Asia · Thailand

Rod Fai Market 2: hipster heaven in Bangkok’s steamy suburbs

If you’re a fan of Bangkok’s numerous bustling markets, you’ll no doubt know that Rod Fai Market has spawned a sibling. The original (and much larger) Rod Fai at Srinakarin is still in action, but for those who don’t want to make the trek, the much more accessible Rod Fai 2 is in full swing every… Continue reading Rod Fai Market 2: hipster heaven in Bangkok’s steamy suburbs

Europe · UK

The Bay Tree Hotel: A Luxurious Stay in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is not only crammed full of charming villages with stunning old buildings, it’s also got an embarrassment of riches when it comes to beautiful accommodation. Choosing a village to stay in is one thing, but then narrowing down a plush hotel for a good night’s sleep is only the next part of the… Continue reading The Bay Tree Hotel: A Luxurious Stay in the Cotswolds

Europe · Finland

Helsinki: an architectural walking tour

Set against the crisp blue Baltic sky, Helsinki’s buildings are breathtakingly striking. Finns take design exceptionally seriously; just take a look at any of the furniture or homeware shops around the city and you’ll find beautifully crafted pieces made with precision and careful consideration. Everything is functional, classy and refined. The same level of detail extends… Continue reading Helsinki: an architectural walking tour

Europe · Tips and Tricks · UK

The Quick (and Very Dirty) Guide to London on a Budget

London – as with any major city – can be eye-wateringly expensive if you let it. For tourists and travellers who want to soak up as much of the capital as possible, the costs can soon start to add up, particularly when pricey food and drink options are added to transport and sightseeing fees. I therefore… Continue reading The Quick (and Very Dirty) Guide to London on a Budget

Asia · Thailand

Linger at Loy La Long: One of Bangkok’s Best Boutique Hotels

It’s rare that a hotel is the star of the show: more often than not, it’s where you grab a good night’s sleep and hopefully a decent breakfast before heading out for the day’s adventures – particularly so if you’re on a budget. And in a buzzing city like Bangkok, it’s even rarer that the… Continue reading Linger at Loy La Long: One of Bangkok’s Best Boutique Hotels

Europe · UK

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Cotswolds this Spring

The Cotswolds is pure gold for tourists seeking out the English idyll of old – and even more so for the coach tours and guides that routinely deliver bus-loads of visitors to the various villages. The area itself is still an astonishingly untouched glimpse of countryside life from another era, with staggeringly beautiful villages and… Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Cotswolds this Spring