Kosoan Cafe in Jiyugaoka

Kosoan Cafe

Tokyo’s many neighbourhoods are full of hidden restaurants, cafes & bars, often hidden from view at street level, for which discovery is as much a part of the experience as anything else. Read more

Koburi Pass Hike

Koburi Pass Bamboo Forest

Living in Tokyo, it’s easy to get trapped within the sprawling metropolis, but when you have the urge to escape there’s luckily a plethora of options within an hour or two of the capital (75% of the country is uninhabited afterall). Read more

Waibaidu Bridge

Smoggy Shanghai

Back in February I spent Chinese New Year in Shanghai and, having eaten more than my fair share, decided that brisk walk was in order. Heading to The Bund we took a leisurely stroll along North Suzhou Road. Read more

Sankeien Garden

Sankeien Garden

Sankei-en (三溪園) is a traditional Japanese garden in Yokohama (1 hour from Tokyo) which was built by a silk trader called Sankei Hara in 1906. It contains many historically significant buildings bought by Hara himself from locations all over Japan, among them Tokyo, Kyoto, and Kamakura. Read more

Rediscovering Koh Ker

Koh Ker

On day two of our trip into northern Cambodia we set off early from the hotel. Owned by the family of a military commander it was situated in the middle of nowhere but, despite looking brand new, nobody else seemed to be staying there. Read more

Overlooking Cambodia from Preah Vihear

Preah Vihear Temple Monk

By far the best thing we did during our trip to Cambodia was to hire a driver for two days to visit some of the remote temples in the northwest of the country. The circular route we took was as follows:

Siem Reap → Preah Vihear (overnight stay) → Koh KerBeng MealeaSiem Reap

Our driver, a friendly guy named Sophea, picked us up from our guest house early in the morning and we drove around 5 hours north over dusty roads to the border between Cambodia and Thailand. Read more

Monks About Town

Wat Bo Monks

Travelling is rarely as glamorous as it’s made out to be and after a nasty encounter with an aggressive Tuk Tuk driver, upon our arrival into Siem Reap, my impression of the city was immediately soured. Read more