Koh Tao and Koh Samui: An Island-hopping Itinerary in Thailand

On my second visit to Koh Samui I could barely remember where the good restaurants were that I liked from last time, or that nice beach, etc. This time I’ve put it all down in a post ASAP so even if no one else benefits from it, at least I have a reference for future! KOH SAMUI ISLAND The bigger and more developed version of … Continue reading Koh Tao and Koh Samui: An Island-hopping Itinerary in Thailand

Bulgaria: A Black Sea Coastal Holiday

We wanted a cheeky getaway and booked Bulgaria almost at random – I’d heard it was great, so why not! It’s a 4hr flight from London, but really rather cheap to get to. We paid about £75 for the very-last-minute return flights from Gatwick/Luton. Our trip spanned 7 days in total and looked something like this: Bourgas/Sozopol – 2 nights Nessebar – 1 night/2days Varna … Continue reading Bulgaria: A Black Sea Coastal Holiday

South Taiwan: Things to do and places to visit

North Taiwan has Taipei, glamour, and tall buidlings. Few people venture south but there is certainly a lot to do and visit. It has beaches, culture, and real cultural-eats: The best airport to fly into to discover South Taiwan is the Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH), otherwise arrive by high-speed rail/bullet train from Taipei to Kaohsiung Tsuoying Station. From there if you want to skip Kaohsiung city and … Continue reading South Taiwan: Things to do and places to visit

Taiwanese Food: How and what to eat in Taiwan

Navigating the Taiwanese food scene can be intimidating. There’s SO MUCH FOOD. These are probably my favourite Taiwanese staples that I encourage everyone to try: 1) Taiwanese Beef Noodles (牛肉麵) Many people’s favourite Taiwanese dish: Slow-stewed beef brisket in a “hongsao” flavoured broth with noodles. Price for a large bowl typically between $75 – 110nt. This bowl costs $100nt at: Da-Niu (大牛牛肉麵) No. 96 Shiwei … Continue reading Taiwanese Food: How and what to eat in Taiwan