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Top Ten Tips for Thailand

Top Ten Tips for Thailand

1. “Bao bao” – the most important Thai word you’ve never heard 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 lingo, I implore you […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Cotswolds this Spring

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 […]

A spring walk in Stratford-upon-Avon

A spring walk in Stratford-upon-Avon

This week I was lucky enough to be in Stratford-upon-Avon – a gorgeous, ancient town which is even more picturesque on a sunny spring day. Stratford is normally heaving with tourists, but head there on a weekday outside the height of summer (particularly a Monday, […]


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