Tag: Asia

The Ultimate 3 Week Philippines Itinerary

The Ultimate 3 Week Philippines Itinerary

So you want to backpack around the Philippines, but you only have three weeks to spare. No problem – welcome to the 3 week Philippines Itinerary! Late April this year, after my three-month stay in Australia, I met my best friend Claire in the Philippines! […]

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.

5 Places You Must Visit in Indonesia (That Are Not Bali!)

5 Places You Must Visit in Indonesia (That Are Not Bali!)

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!

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 […]

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, […]

Top travel gadgets for backpacking

Top travel gadgets for backpacking

Let’s admit it, we would all rather wheel our suitcase than carry it. But sometimes, being ‘that girl’ with a wheely bag is just not an option. Knowing that I had at least four night trains, plenty of full-day bus journeys and two days on […]

Preparing for Indochina Discovery

Preparing for Indochina Discovery

About six months ago, I took the (very spontaneous) plunge and booked the Indochina Discovery trip with G Adventures with my best friend. I’ve never been to Asia and it’s been about 10 years since I had a continuous month off work so I’m very […]