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Beginner’s Guide to the Paris Metro and RER

Beginner’s Guide to the Paris Metro and RER

I’m usually pretty good at doing my research prior to a trip, and getting my head around all the different planes, trains and automobiles involved – but Paris seemed unreasonably complicated. Personally, I would put it up there with Tokyo in terms of transport technicality. (Actually, […]

Beechfield House, Wiltshire: A Beautifully British Country Escape

Beechfield House, Wiltshire: A Beautifully British Country Escape

I recently had the good fortune to be staying at the lovely Beechfield House near Bath, on a dazzlingly gorgeous summer weekend. (We don’t get these too often in the UK, so just indulge me for a bit on this one). Having booked a hotel […]

Ristr8to Lab, Chiang Mai: Possibly the Best Coffee Shop in the World?

Ristr8to Lab, Chiang Mai: Possibly the Best Coffee Shop in the World?

Drop everything, and jump on the next flight to Chiang Mai. Why? Because surely one of the best coffee shops in the world can be found there. Whilst spending a few sunny days in Chiang Mai I’d put Ristr8to down on my ‘to-do’ list, mainly […]

Top Ten Tips for Thailand

Top Ten Tips for Thailand

1. “Bao bao” – the most important Thai word you’ve never heard Before heading to Thailand you’ve probably mastered your sawatdee ka/krup and maybe a bit more, but if you’re heading for a Thai massage and have only the most basic knowledge of the local […]

Bournemouth: What to do Besides the Seaside

Bournemouth: What to do Besides the Seaside

I recently found myself in Bournemouth, one of the UK’s typical coastal towns complete with miles of sandy beach, promenade, fish and chips, ice cream, and all the other British seaside cliches. Before becoming a tourist hotspot playing host to over 5 million annual visitors, […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

The Bay Tree Hotel: A Luxurious Stay in the Cotswolds

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 […]

Helsinki: an architectural walking tour

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 […]

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

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 […]


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