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Turku, Finland

Turku: I Bloomin’ Well Loved It!

Turku “Don’t speak to strangers. Ever.”  That was the top tip given to me by my Finnish friend. “They will think you are either crazy or drunk”.  Unfortunately, I found myself confronted with the need to speak to a stranger within minutes of arriving into...

Kinabatangan River, Borneo

The Kinabatangan River

Kinabatangan River The Kinabatangan River is actually a forested floodplain, an area on the north-eastern coast of Malaysian Borneo that has been set aside as a wildlife sanctuary. Much of the surrounding land is endless palm plantations making this a vitally important haven for Borneo’s wildlife....

Looking for the Irrawaddy dolphin

The Irrawaddy Dolphin is one of the rarest, critically endangered dolphins in the world. It can be mainly be found in three rivers in South East Asia  including the Mekong River in a 190 km stretch between Laos and Cambodia. Of a population of less than...

Kampot, Cambodia

Kampot, a serene little town in southern Cambodia. Here on the banks of the Kampot River dusty roads lead out into the countryside, between rice paddies and stubbly fields fringed with iconic sugar palm trees to tiny villages. It is a place to chill out,...

5 glorious reasons to visit Ninh Binh

Imagine yourself being rowed along a tranquil river, surrounded by fairytale limestone karst mountains while rice whispers in the breeze at the water’s edge, the river appears to end at a rock face then you notice a low cave, a tunnel, the river slips silently through...

Xingping, it’s on the note you know!

The note in question being the 20 Yuan note, and tourists flock from all over the country to see the beautiful view that is depicted on their money. Luckily, December wasn’t a time they chose to do it and we found Xingping to be rather...

Karsts, Climbing and Caves. Yangshuo!

Yangshuo is a small town nestled in the incredibly beautiful limestone karst landscape of southern China. It draws tourists from all over to witness the scenery, hike, climb or cycle and this in turn has made it somewhere very amiable to stay. It makes an...