Killing time in Kandy

Kandy is a surprisingly big city nestled in the mountains of Sri Lanka's Central Province, a busy, dirty place surrounded by an endless sea of green. There's a few things to do here and it's worth a quick visit on your way to or from Ella. I didn't have any intention of visiting Colombo, so …

Things to do around Kathmandu

So you've survived your first few days in Kathmandu but now it's time to explore this beautiful and chaotic city! It has a lot to offer, from amazing food to handmade craft stores, temples and stupas to parks and rivers. All of these things are (just about) within walking distance of Thamel, but it's very …

Brave the chaos of Beijing

I was pretty nervous about arriving in China... there are few places so utterly different from England, and from most countries I've visited! The language, the culture, the food, everything about it would be a brand new challenge to me. But I love a good challenge.