Asia

Written by Kim Gillick

5 Amazing Vietnam beaches for you to discover

There are almost too many picture-perfect beaches in Vietnam. Choosing which ones to lounge on can be hard. Here are 5 of our favourite Vietnam island beaches.

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

Holiday destinations in India: 10 homestays to explore

With over one thousand homestay hosts in India, there are many reasons to visit this colourful country. We've put together a collection of our homestays for you to discover.

Written by Mary Plunkett

Beautiful places in the Philippines: 15 chill out images that will make you want to travel

South-east Asia is the go-to spot for backpackers and with tropical weather, turquoise oceans and and year-round sunshine, it's not hard to see why...

Written by Mary Plunkett

15 images that will make you want to visit India

India is an immense landscape that is begging to be explored. Enormous cities contrasted against vast spaces of rural tranquility in a country that is famous for its supreme beauty and jawdropping scenery...

Written by Mary Plunkett

14 places to visit in Vietnam that will make you want to travel

Vietnam is hot on the list of many backpackers trips, but it's a country that has a lot to offer whatever your style of travel. From tranquil landscapes and picture-perfect seascapes...

Written by Colm Hanratty

10 neighbourhoods in Tokyo worth checking out

When you visit New York City places like the Empire State Building are on the to-do list. In Paris it’s the Eiffel Tower. Then in Sydney it’s the Opera House. Tokyo, on the other hand...

Written by Colm Hanratty

Where to celebrate Songkran in Bangkok

All over the world are festivals that are unlike anything you’ll ever encounter. Oktoberfest in Munich is one, Las Fallas in Valencia is another, while if you’re in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival you’re unlikely to forget it for a very long time. Another festival that will forever be etched from your memory is Songkran in Thailand.

Written by Colm Hanratty

Local tips for 10 of Asia's top cities

From when to see Sumo wrestling in Tokyo to the tastiest street food stalls in Bangkok, these local insider tips for ten of the top cities in Asia will give you an sneak peek at real local life.

Written by Guest Blogger: Elaine McArdle

5 amazing places to eat and drink in Hong Kong

Squeezed among the chaotic mix of skyscrapers, mountains, harbour, neon lights and 7 million people is a city crammed full of bars and restaurants to suit every taste. Here are my five favourite spots to drink and dine in one of the most fabulous cities in the world!

Written by Colm Hanratty

Five places for a drink with a view in Bangkok

I love Bangkok. I mean I really love Bangkok. I love how no matter where you look, there’s something that will entertain, amaze, inspire or (in some instances) shock you. It could be the solemnness of a Buddha as he meditates at a temple, the aromas of a stall that’s dishing out street food, or the craziness of a street that’s packed with market stalls.