Hanoi crowned world’s best-value city

21 Jul, 2016

Vietnam’s bustling capital Hanoi has emerged from a TripAdvisor study as the location that offers the best value in the world for travellers on a city break. The cost comparison study, TripIndex, examined how much a couple would have to … Continue reading

Do as the locals do in Laos

19 Jul, 2016

A perennial high flier in the backpacker bucket list, Laos is a mysterious land which offers everything from breathtaking scenery and tranquil retreats to action-packed adventures. There is a fun, youthful side to Laos, but it’s also a peaceful place … Continue reading

Thailand’s Buddhist temple trail

14 Jul, 2016

Active participation in Buddhism is amongst the highest in the world in Thailand. And luckily for tourists, the devotion of the country’s people to the worship of Buddha – a key figurehead in Thai identity and culture – has given … Continue reading

24 hours in Shanghai

06 Jul, 2016

Shanghai is known as the ‘Paris of the Orient’ for good reason: a flourishing city in constant expansion, it is one of the most vibrant cultural centres in China. A cradle of historical monuments, it is also the centre of … Continue reading