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How to spend a couple of weeks in the Philippines

I'm in two minds about my trip to the Philippines. On the one hand I had some amazing experiences there - finally getting my PADI being the most significant and happy time - and learnt a lot, while on the... Continue Reading →

Top tips for ethical travel

Responsible travel is something I’ve become much more interested in in recent years. The reality for most of us who have the means to travel is that we come from countries with a disproportionate amount of wealth. Many countries popular... Continue Reading →

Perhentian Paradise Islands

Here I've pulled together a selection of photos I took on the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia. The photos were taken on Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Island) and on Pulau Perhentian Besar (Big Island). The former is more popular with backpackers and... Continue Reading →

Getting Close to Orangutans in Borneo

The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Malaysian Borneo is one of the best-known places to see orangutans. While it is possible to see orangutans in the wild – and no doubt rewarding – it is of course much more difficult.... Continue Reading →

Learning to Cook in Kathmandu

With little time left until I returned to the UK after a two-month trip to Asia, I knew I had to find time for a cooking class. I loved Nepalese food from the get-go. Vegetables aren’t relegated to the side... Continue Reading →

5 Malaysian Dishes to Try Today

One of the many things that I loved about Malaysia was its food. Due to the prevalence of Islam and Hinduism, beef and especially pork are uncommon in much of Malaysian food. Instead, chicken, fish and vegetables prop up the... Continue Reading →

Volunteering with Turtles in Malaysia

It was 5am when the turtle finally dragged herself back into the sea, pausing only momentarily to catch her breath. She was the first green turtle of the year to visit the nesting beach on Malaysia's Perhentian Island, Kula Besar. By the... Continue Reading →

Returning to Hong Kong

I was lucky to return to Hong Kong four years on from my last visit. Hong Kong is the ultimate ‘east meets west’ destination. Skyscrapers – and there are a lot of skyscrapers – sit alongside bustling Chinese-style markets and Cantonese... Continue Reading →

Best of Bali

Bali is Indonesia’s most-visited island. Long a popular holiday destination with Australians, its natural beauty is beginning to draw visitors from further afield. From its emerald green rice fields, to its mystical temples guarded by stone dragons and the colourful... Continue Reading →

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