Asia, China

Everything you need to know about visiting Guangzhou

There’s a pretty good chance you haven’t heard of Guangzhou, but I’d say you’ve heard the name Canton before. They are one and the same, a huge city in South-East China, located on the mighty Pearl River. Even if you haven’t heard of them before, you’ve almost certainly worn clothes that have passed through Guangzhou at […]

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Asia, China

How to get from Hangzhou to Huangshan

This is a really specific blog post and for 99.9% of you, you’ll never ever need to read it. But there are .1% of you out there who really want to visit Mount Huangshan and have no flaming idea how to get there from Hangzhou. Well, amigos, I’ve done it. I’ve come face to face […]

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Asia, China

China’s most beautiful destinations

Wide open spaces, breathtaking mountains and lush, green gardens. These may not be words you immediately associate with China, but it turns out there’s more to this amazing country than just densely populated cities and skyscrapers. Take a trip to some of the places less-frequented by Aussie tourists and you’re likely to find a side […]

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China, What to pack

What to pack for a trip to China

Planning a trip to China but not sure what you need to pack? I’ve put together this guide to help you. Whether you’re visiting Guangzhou, Beijing, Huangshan, Shanghai or beyond, this guide will help you understand what you need to pack and help you be prepared. What to pack  Clothing You’ll need to pack season […]

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Hong Kong, Tips and Hacks

Must-try food in Hong Kong

Planning a trip to Hong Kong? You’re going to need a few things. Firstly, this guide on the best places to eat and must-try foods. Secondly, a pair of pants with an elasticised waist… There is so much good food on offer in Hong Kong it’s just not funny, so prepare yourself and your taste […]

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China, Tips and Hacks

My 10 favourite photos from China 

China hadn’t been high up on my travel ‘to do’ list, but when ridiculously cheap sale flights to Hong Kong came up, we found ourselves trying to work out where else we should go while we were in that part of the world. It was my dad who convinced us to go to China. He […]

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Thailand

35 of the BEST things to do in Chiang Mai

Planning a trip to Chiang Mai and looking for inspiration what to do while you’re there? Here’s my guide to the best things to do in this beautiful part of the world. 1. Talk to a Monk With their beautiful bright orange robes, it’s very easy to spot the many Monks wandering the city. Most […]

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Asia, Hong Kong

Where to stay in Hong Kong

There are a huge number of hotels in Hong Kong and with so many to choose from, it can be really hard to decide where you should stay. This is especially true if it’s your first time visiting this incredibly busy and densely populated place. One look at a map littered with hotels to choose […]

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China, Know Before You Go

21 Things to know before you visit Beijing

If you’re planning your first trip to Beijing and aren’t quite sure what to expect, here’s my top tips for the things you really should know before you go! 1. Be prepared when it comes to getting around Unless you can speak and/or write Mandarin, you’re going to need to have the name of your […]

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