Category Archives: Asia

Staying on a Working Sri Lankan Plantation – Horathapola Estate

Horathapola Estate Sri Lanka review Red Dot Tours

How many hotels do you know that would check you in at 5.30am, graciously welcoming you with a fresh coconut and showing you to your room (when you don’t officially check in until later that afternoon)? Prior to our visit to Sri Lanka, I would have said not one hotel would generally provide that level […]

Plan Your Visit to Sri Lanka! Our Two Week Itinerary

Is there any better feeling than that experienced the day or two before you head off on holiday? That feeling of excitement as you head off into the unknown, ready to soak up new sights, experiences and cultures. Sri Lanka’s not a place I ever thought I’d get to but later today we’ll be jetting […]

Adam’s Peak: A Spiritual Awakening in Sri Lanka (with Amazing Views to Boot!)

Adam's Peak Sri Lanka

Adam’s Peak is a mountain located in central Sri Lanka (known locally as Sri Pada), the mountain is famed for the “sacred footprint”, though who the footprint belongs to will differ depending on your religion. Buddhists believe the footprint was left by Buddha, Hindus claim it belongs to Lord Shiva whilst Muslims and Christians consider it to […]

Finding Our Way Around Sri Lanka… A Nine Day Guide to Paradise

9 day Sri Lanka Itinerary

Headed to Sri Lanka?  If so, snuggle up on your sofa and dig into Sarah’s post – it will give you all the basics you need to plan your trip and then some!  It’s a beauty of a post and will help ensure you maximise your time on this island paradise.  Happy planning… I find sometimes the […]

Kathmandu City Tour: Culture, Chaos & Serenity – Part 1

Kathmandu City Day Tour Exploring Kiwis in Nepal

Kathmandu is such an exciting city – full of heart and a little chaotic – it’s surprisingly easy to fall in love with.  Though we stayed in Thamel (along with every other tourist that’s ever visited Nepal), we got a sense for what this city had to offer right away and knew we wanted more so […]

A Life-Changing Visit to the Slums of Delhi

Delhi Slum Tour PETE review

It’s funny how something as simple as walking through a city can change your perspective so significantly.  India was amazing, eye-opening and at times confronting, but I’ve never experienced anything quite like our visit to the Slums of Delhi. Initially we were hesitant to visit the slums – the idea of walking though peoples homes […]

Four Nights Around India’s Golden Triangle: Plan Your Trip

India Golden Triangle Itinerary 4 nights

There are some places I’ve always dreamed of visiting – but interesting enough, India was never particularly high on the list.  It’s not that I didn’t want to visit (I’ll go almost anywhere) but there were a lot of other spots that appealed more for some reason. With a potential four day weekend on the […]

Bungee Jumping in Pokhara, Nepal – Everything You Need to Know for Your First Jump!

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” – Leonardo da Vinci. However you spell it – bungy or bungee, it’s one of those things that doesn’t really ever seem to get easier – no […]

Pearl Palace Heritage – India’s Best Little Hotel

The Pearl Palace Heritage Jaipur review

Occasionally you walk into a hotel as it instantly takes your breath away – the Pearl Palace Heritage is exactly one of those places. With each room thoughtfully themed and offering a different experience to the next, there’s no such thing as a ‘dud’ room at this hotel. Our suite, the Viceroy was modelled on British […]

Paragliding in Pokhara, Nepal: An Absolute Must-Do!

Nepal paragliding buddha review pokhara

There are few activities that make it to my bucket-list that don’t get ticked off almost right away but for some reason, though I’d wanted to paraglide for the longest time, I’d not managed to take to the air.  Thankfully, that all changed when a friend and I visited Nepal recently! When we were in […]

Nepal’s Best Kept Secret: Movie Garden, Pokhara

movie garden pokhara nepal

Pokhara, Nepal is known for many things – paragliding, trekking, its beautiful lake, the friendly Nepalese people that inhabit the little city and, as we recently found out, one of the loveliest little outdoor cinemas in the world; the Movie Garden. The Movie Garden, Pokhara – The Most Affordable Outdoor Cinema Around! For 365 Nepalese […]

Ethical Elephant Tourism in India? Absolutely – Elefantastic

When thinking about India, few animals, if any, spring to mind faster than the majestic elephant. For centuries these beautiful creatures have been adored by Indian people and use in many different ways to support their way of life. Upon deciding to visit India with my friend, Tracey, we were both determined to hunt out […]

Must See Temples: Getting our Tomb Raider on at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Cambodia's Angkor Wat temples are amongst the most beautiful in South-East Asia. With amazing photography opportunities around every corner, this itinerary takes in the most iconic ruins in a one-day highlight list, including the amazing heads of Bayon and Preah Khan, made famous in Tomb Raider.

Not far from the gorgeous town of Siem Reap, Cambodia, Angkor Wat sits in the jungle as it has for countless years.  Having seen the images of stunning temples online for years, we decided it was time to see them in person. We ‘splashed out’ for our stay in Siem Reap at the Golden Banana […]