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Quick Guide to Borneo (the resort of Rasa Ria)

How to get there You can fly in from Kuala Lumpur or Penang with Air Asia or transfer in from Brunei as other travellers we met had done.  We transferred from Penang airport and it cost just under £50 pp. Where to stay The Shangri La Rasa Ria has an on site nature reserve and […]

Quick Guide to Penang

How to get there You can fly from KL to Penang and we can recommend the award winning budget airline, Air Asia, to get you there.  If you are heading to Penang from Ipoh or the Cameron Highlands, you can get a coach for about £8 for 2 people with Sri Maju (the bus station […]

Quick Guide to Cameron Highlands

How to get there We took a day trip from Ipoh and hired a taxi for the day which picked us up at 9am, drove us around the Highlands and dropped us back to our hotel for about 6pm. This should cost about £65-70.00.  We organised this with our hotel in Ipoh (M Boutique). You can […]

Quick Guide to Ipoh

How to get there From KL Sentral you can get the train to Ipoh for about £6.90 and it will take roughly 2.5 hours.  The trains are clean and come with entertainment!  You can book in advance HERE. Where to stay There are a good few to choose from but we loved M Boutique which […]

Quick Guide to Kuala Lumpur

How to get there From the airport you can take a taxi for about £14 each way or a train from the airport into KL Sentral (on the KILA Ekspres) for about £20 return. Where to stay There is lots of choice in KL to cover every budget but we loved: Hilton Kuala Lumpur Situated […]

5 tips for Respectful and Ethical travel

Tip 1 Travel on foot, bike, bus and train wherever possible when you arrive at your destination.  You never quite get to know a city until you have walked it.  We found a lot of hidden gems in New York thanks to taking only one subway whilst there. Tip 2 Learn basic phrases in the […]

The Beach: a place to relax and reflect

Thailand is blessed with dazzling beaches, perfect to spend a few days at the end of any trip recharging those batteries which have been wisely used up on the charm and offerings of this wonderful country.  When it comes to picking a beach resort, you will be spoiled for choice.  We have chosen just three […]

Chiang Mai: The Rose of the North

Situated in the North of Thailand, the Chiang Mai region takes you back to nature and is a world away from busy Bangkok.  Take your time to explore this region and all it has to offer before considering a final stop at one of Thailand’s many beach resorts. Things to do and see You may […]

Sukhothai: The Historic Province

Many travellers in Thailand will arrive in Bangkok and be greeted with an assault on the senses, for many this will be welcome but for others, this could be a bit of a shock to the system.  Bangkok does have a lot going on and so you may choose to stay there for just a […]

Bangkok: An Introduction to Asia

Arriving into Bangkok and taking the first step outside the air conditioned terminal into consuming heat and humidity; this was my first taste of Asia.  Bundled into taxis and staring, mesmerised, out of the window trying to keep up with what my eyes were showing me, I was excited for the adventure ahead. Doors flung […]

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