Category: Asia

Alan with Lantern

Best Time to Visit Chiang Mai Thailand

We spend most of the year living in Chiang Mai Thailand enjoying a relaxed lifestyle. I’m often asked “When is the best time to go to Chiang Mai?” I always reply, “Between November and February!” These months coincide with high season, a time where tourists from all over the world flock to Chiang Mai to sample

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Ha Long Bay

Halong Bay Cruise – Overnight on a Junk

Hanoi to Halong Bay Cruise The second leg of our week in Vietnam began with the 4 hour bus journey from Hanoi to Halong Bay for our Halong Bay Cruise. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay is famous for its towering limestone formations and peaceful inlets. There is a legend that Halong Bay was

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Hong Kong Junk

5 Days in Hong Kong

What to do in Hong Kong in 5 days Our love affair with Hong Kong started with my first visit in 1979 and Alan’s first visit in 1980. Since then Hong Kong has become one of our favourite destinations and we have returned many times. Though Hong Kong has seen many changes in that time it

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4 Days in Manila

4 Days in Manila

Tips for 4 Days in Manila A last minute booking to house sit in Manila gave us little time to do any research before we left, this meant we had no set plans for 4 Days in Manila. Both Alan and I had visited Manila in 1980 and we were interested to see how much

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Singapore Skyline

5 Days in Singapore

Tips for 5 Days in Singapore Singapore is one of the cleanest, most modern and sophisticated cities in South East Asia. Our 5 Days in Singapore began when we returned to do a house sit with one of our favourite cats. Our house sit was located near one of Singapore’s MRT Stations so if you

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Lisboa Macau

3 Days in Macau

Top things to do 3 Days in Macau. Alan and I had just finished a house sit in Singapore and had 3 day’s spare before starting our next house sit in Hong Kong, so we thought “Why not spend 3 Days in Macau!” Macau is a former Portuguese enclave that is about 60 kilometres west

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Macau Ferry from Hong Kong Airport

Catching the Macau Ferry from Hong Kong International Airport. The Macau Ferry service from Hong Kong International Airport to Macau is for transfer passengers only, and not available for passengers originating in Hong Kong. For those arriving on International flights, catching the Macau Ferry from Hong Kong International Airport couldn’t be easier, upon arrival follow

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