Asia

8 Things to know about travelling in the rainy season

8 Things to know about travelling in the rainy season

Travelling in Indonesia during the wet season actually comes with a few benefits… Here are just some that I discovered.

Nikki’s 2017 Travel Bucket List

Nikki’s 2017 Travel Bucket List

My travel bucket list of places to visit is endless — mainly because I just keep discovering exciting new destinations to add to the list — so I’ve decided to plan my year in seasons, so I can start ticking them off.

5 places you must visit in Indonesia

5 places you must visit in Indonesia

If you’re planning on a trip to these gorgeous islands, make sure you get off the well-beaten Bali path for a bit and start exploring some of the wonderful, untouched islands of the Indian Ocean.

The ultimate 14 day guide to Vietnam

The ultimate 14 day guide to Vietnam

If you’re looking for a holiday that offers both adventure and beach time, cityscapes and rural retreats, a two week break in Vietnam is just the ticket!

Music for travelling: Songs that remind me of great holidays

Music for travelling: Songs that remind me of great holidays

Do you have a song that transports you back to another world? I have so many of these songs. Some of them remind me of a holiday I took almost a decade ago – my first without parents! Others, I’m able to time travel to […]

7 travel scams you should know about in Asia

7 travel scams you should know about in Asia

Asia has long been a backpacker haven; its well beaten path promises adventure, some amazing views, the best beach life around and bustling cityscapes. As a whole, Asia is a safe route to take for any trip – I’ve always found the local people to […]

Paradise Found: Soul&Surf, Kerala

Paradise Found: Soul&Surf, Kerala

If you want to get away from it all, with plenty of sun, surf and savasanas thrown in, there’s nowhere quite like Soul&Surf – one of Kerala’s first surf and yoga retreats. It was set up by intrepid Brits Ed & Sofie Templeton, who gave […]

7 tips to surviving night trains in Vietnam

7 tips to surviving night trains in Vietnam

Night trains in Vietnam are one of the quickest ways to travel around the country.  They’re cheap, reliable, fast (compared to buses) but not luxurious in any way, shape or form. Remove any idea you have of the Hogwart’s Express or a trip on the […]

Cambodia guide: 5 things not to miss

Cambodia guide: 5 things not to miss

The first stop on our Indochina Discovery trip was Cambodia. I had heard so many wonderful things about Cambodia; stories of how people fell in love with the country at first sight. How it was by far the best place they have ever visited and […]

The time I got dengue fever…

The time I got dengue fever…

Regular readers of TheTwoScoops will know that it’s a travel blog, and Sarah and I love sharing our favourite destinations and travel tips. But today, I’m going to go a little off-topic and talk about Dengue Fever. I unfortunately contracted dengue fever and there’s been […]

Angkor Wat: Get the most out of your visit

Angkor Wat: Get the most out of your visit

Angkor Wat, and the archaeological park that encompasses it, spreads over 400 square kilometers. It is huge. I don’t think I quite understood  the scope of how big this UNESCO World Heritage site was until I reached Cambodia and was standing with the scores of […]

Discovering Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Discovering Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Visiting Angkor Wat Cambodia was a highlight of my month-long adventure around SE Asia. And it’s now hard to think about Cambodia’s beautiful landscape without picturing the stunning setting of Angkor Wat. Probably one of the most recognised and important archaeological sites of South-East Asia, […]