Vientiane: a hugely underrated capital city

19 Sep, 2017

Laos is a firm favourite on the backpacker trail, but its charming, historic capital, Vientiane, is often overlooked. Travellers tend to head for tourist hotspots along the Mekong River in search of adrenaline-pumping activities and guided tours. If you are … Continue reading

Walk the Poon Hill Trek

18 Sep, 2017

When you watch the sun rise above the Himalayas after a rewarding trek to the top of Ghorepani Poon Hill, you’ll see why it is one of the most famous viewpoints in Nepal. A perfect introductory trek for those who … Continue reading

The Chinese Lake District: Xinjiang

06 Sep, 2017

Those planning a holiday to China may understandably be thinking of the big metropolises of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, but inland in Xinjiang province there is a tranquil world of turquoise water which is China’s answer to England’s lake … Continue reading