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Exploring Scotland

Exploring Scotland

Travelling seems like a long-lost luxury and memories from past adventures and excitement for future ones have been keeping many of us going through this strange time.  I came across some clips that I filmed from my last trip to Scotland, so I thought I'd edit them...

Pai – Thailand

Pai – Thailand

I have seen a fair bit of Thailand.  The last time that I visited, I spent 3 months in the country exploring the south islands, Bangkok and the provinces surrounding it.  However, I didn’t get a chance to explore the north of the country until my most recent visit. ...

Chiang Mai – Thailand

Chiang Mai – Thailand

Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second-largest city and is a jumpoff point for many other destinations in northern Thailand.  The city has many of the trappings of Bangkok with a much more chilled out pace of life. There are temples, markets, an abundance of amazing cafes...

Leyte Island – Philippines

Leyte Island – Philippines

In my third and final instalment of 'off the beaten track' destinations in the Philippines, I am going to be focusing on Leyte Island.  Like Bohol and the Camotes, which I have written about previously, Leyte is one of the Visayas islands.  Leyte isn't an established...

Bohol Island – Philippines

Bohol Island – Philippines

We can all agree that it is a tough and uncertain time right now.  You may have noticed that I have been posting more frequently than normal and this is simply because I have the luxury of time that I don't usually have day-to-day.  Blogging is helping me to stay sane...

Camotes Islands – Philippines

Camotes Islands – Philippines

If you are looking for a paradisiacal holiday destination off the beaten track then the Camotes Islands in the Philippines are a great option.  Known as the "lost horizon of the south" the Camotes comprises 3 major islands. They are characterised by their tropical...

Sting + Last Ship Premiere

Sting + Last Ship Premiere

I was lucky enough to interview Sting at The Lowry in Manchester for the premiere of his musical, The Last Ship, on behalf of the Manchester Evening News What's On Guide.  It was great to get the opportunity to chat to Sting who was incredibly lovely and the music...

Peter St Kitchen – Manchester

Peter St Kitchen – Manchester

We have discovered lots of new favourites in our attempt to explore more of Manchester's restaurant scene and Peter Street Kitchen is a new addition to the list.  Peter Street Kitchen is somewhere that had slipped under my radar which we happened across when browsing...

The French – Manchester

The French – Manchester

It was recently my birthday and to celebrate we went for dinner at The French at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.  It’s a restaurant that I’d been wanting to go to for some time.  Renowned Manchester chef, Adam Reid, has helped to put The French on the map, having...

Tattu – Manchester

Tattu – Manchester

Since it opened its doors a couple of years ago, Tattu has become one of Manchester’s go-to dining destinations.  Located in the heart of Manchester’s business district, Tattu serves up contemporary Chinese cuisine and oriental-inspired cocktails in an award-winning...

R&J at The Reverie – Saigon

R&J at The Reverie – Saigon

On our final night in Vietnam, we decided to do something fitting to round-up what had been a truly memorable holiday.  We were back in Saigon, ready to catch out flights home to the UK the next day so we decided to go for dinner at the Romeo and Juliet restaurant at...

Vinpearl Hotel – Hue

Vinpearl Hotel – Hue

One of the main highlights of our trip to Vietnam was visiting Hue.  It's a popular destination in Vietnam because of all of its cultural and historical sights, which kept us busy during our time there.  We stayed at the Vinpearl Hotel and coming back after a long day...