Myanmar is big country rich in culture and it’s worth spending as much time here as you can, but if you only have a week to spare, I’ve put together a suggested itinerary for one week in Myanmar. This is just a guideline and I’m not saying you should follow this itinerary to the letter- [...]
My friend Ritchie and I spent just over a week in Vietnam, starting in Ho Chi Minh City, working our way up the coast via Nha Trang, Hoi An and finally Hanoi, before taking a nightmare bus journey to Luang Prabang in Laos. You can travel Vietnam by train (see Man in Seat 61 for [...]
Where do I start with explaining how amazing the Philippines is?! I’ve been to numerous countries in Southeast Asia-Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore-but the Philippines really captured my heart. I had such a fantastic two weeks there, and I can’t wait to go back again some day. I travelled solo in [...]
Had it not been for the two lovely girls I met in Frendz Resort, Boracay, I may never have known about Puka Beach. I am SO glad they invited me to come along for the ride, because it really exceeded my expectations! White Beach in Boracay was already very impressive. It’s the beach you see [...]
When I mentioned I was going to visit the Philippines a few people told to ‘skip Manila’ or spend as little time there as possible. Well I completely disagree with them. I had a brilliant time in Manila and a lot of that was down to Carlos Celdran and his Intramuros walking tour, called “Walk [...]
The busy city of Manila is usually the start and end point for most trips to the Philippines and it’s definitely worth spending a few days here to get to know a little bit more about Filipino culture and history. From the historic buildings of Intramuros to the modern shopping malls of Makati, there is [...]
When visiting Manila, the business district of Makati is THE place to stay. In this area there are a number of huge shopping malls all connected to each other, including Glorietta Mall and the lush, tropical Green Belt mall. It’s definitely a place to shop-till-you-drop! The Holiday Inn & Suites Makati is a relatively new hotel [...]
I’m a beach person so while in Malaysia I made it my mission to fly over to Langkawi, which is consistently voted one of the best islands in Asia. Flights can be dirt cheap with Air Asia from Kuala Lumpur, so it really was a no-brainer to pay a visit. For this part of my [...]
If the name isn’t enough of a giveaway James Bond Island was one of the key movie locations for the 007 movie, The Man with the Golden Gun. And of course, what happens when a place appears in a blockbuster movie? It becomes a tourist destination! I’ve been staying in Phuket for a month and I [...]
Who is this Pommie chick?
I'm a British girl from Manchester and I have been traveling solo since 2008. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and work remotely. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and travel the world.