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Why Small Local Boutique Hotels Beat Big Bland Multinationals

Why Small Local Boutique Hotels Beat Big Bland Multinationals

After a couple of months staying in boutique hotels in Siem Reap and Bangkok, we’ve reaffirmed something we’ve increasingly felt over the years and that’s that when it comes to choosing accommodation when we travel, boutique hotels suit us better. We much prefer small local boutique...
Is It Safe To Travel To Turkey Now?

Is It Safe To Travel To Turkey Now?

We’ve had some emails from friends and readers asking: is it safe to travel to Turkey now? Terence and I have been travelling to Turkey for 13 years, since we first went for a summer with a friend. That initial trip we travelled by bus...
Slow Travel By Bus, From Bus Trips To Coach Holidays

Slow Travel By Bus, From Bus Trips To Coach Holidays

Buses must be the most unglamorous and unromantic form of travel, but they can be very handy, are increasingly comfy, are very affordable, and there’s nothing like gazing out the window all day as fascinating landscapes rolls by. We’ve travelled on a lot more buses than...
Our Favourite Local Noodle Shop In Hoi An

Our Favourite Local Noodle Shop In Hoi An

“Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me…” blares at life-threatening volume from a people-carrier that has stopped outside the restaurant we’re in. It’s a rather incongruous aural assault in this quiet lane that is home to our favourite local noodle shop in Hoi An. This modern...