The quintessential Singapore experience: Singapore Slings at Raffles

When you’re in a foreign country or new city there are two types of things to do: the stereotypical tourist things and off the beaten track things. I think we’d all be lying if we said finding exciting things off the beaten track (ie: probably not in Trip Adviser’s top 10 ‘Things to Do’) is … More The quintessential Singapore experience: Singapore Slings at Raffles

Why Hong Kong’s 1997 Handover still matters

Hong Kong had been a British colony from 1841 and the 1st of July 1997 marked a significant day in history: the handover of British Hong Kong to China and the end of the British Empire. The handover also marked the return of six and a half million people to the same autocratic regime from which their elders had fled less than fifty years previously. … More Why Hong Kong’s 1997 Handover still matters

Taipei: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and learning from history

My first walking tour of Taipei by Tour Me Away ended at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and I went with another British girl from my tour group to see the changing of the guard inside. The Memorial Hall was also where I began to get a true understanding of Taiwan’s painful modern history. The changing of the guard reminded me of the … More Taipei: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and learning from history