Why Hong Kong’s 1997 Handover still matters

I’ll get back to talking about travelling soon (I promise!) but I want to talk about something else that’s currently topical and also close to my heart: the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover. I have friends and relatives in Hong Kong but I’m not a Hong-Konger, nor have I ever technically lived there. But … More Why Hong Kong’s 1997 Handover still matters

World Refugee Day 2017: Stories of survival and how you can help

I’m going to take a moment out here to talk about something much more important and serious than travelling and I hope you will take something away from this. This week is World Refugee Week and today, the 20th June, is World Refugee Day. You will have certainly heard a lot about refugees in the … More World Refugee Day 2017: Stories of survival and how you can help

Malaysia: Boh Tea Plantation in the Cameron Highlands

It’s time for the main event; the reason why I came to the Cameron Highlands! Beautiful, bouncy, leafy mountains!! Honestly, I defy anyone to not want to go after seeing photos of them. The mountains are actually plantations of tea leaves, rather than just wild greenery. There are several different tea plantations you can visit but … More Malaysia: Boh Tea Plantation in the Cameron Highlands

Malaysia: Countryside walks in the Cameron Highlands

The main draw of the Cameron Highlands is undoubtedly the beautiful green mountains full of tea leaves, which look like something lifted straight out of The Shire. I went to a tea plantation site myself, and it didn’t disappoint, but you’ll have to wait until my next post to see all those photos! This post … More Malaysia: Countryside walks in the Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands Resort: A Malaysian countryside getaway

In some ways, I was more excited about my two days in the Cameron Highlands than I was my five days in Kuala Lumpur! A simple Google-Image search of ‘Cameron Highlands’ earlier in the year meant I instantly became obsessed with needing to visit them for myself. The mountains looked so green and bouncy! I’ve always been a … More Cameron Highlands Resort: A Malaysian countryside getaway

Kuala Lumpur wrap-up: Can I live here?

And so ends my time in city number five as part. It’s wrap-up time once again to see how Kuala Lumpur compared to all the other places as part of my ‘Can I live here?’ experiment as I travel. (I’ve already done wrap-up posts on Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo and Taipei so check those out too  ). To be completely honest, when planning my trip around Asia … More Kuala Lumpur wrap-up: Can I live here?