BROWSE TRAVEL

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...

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...

Hue – Vietnam

Hue – Vietnam

One of the main cultural highlights of our trip to Vietnam was visiting Hue, the country’s former capital.  Located in central Vietnam by the Perfume River, Hue has a fascinating history of emperor dynasties, invasion and battle.  One of the best ways to learn more...

Hanoi – Vietnam

Hanoi – Vietnam

The northernmost stop on our tour of Vietnam was Hanoi, Vietnam's capital city.  I had heard great things about it - from its fascinating history to the fact that it has a diverse array of influences, including Chinese and French.   If I'm honest, the first thing that...

Hoi An – Vietnam

Hoi An – Vietnam

Vietnam is a country that I have been wanting to visit for a long time, especially as I adore Vietnamese food and I'd heard so many great things about it.  The first proper stop on our trip was to the ancient riverside town of Hoi An.  We had caught a flight from Ho...

SAME Forum – House Of Commons

SAME Forum – House Of Commons

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting the House of Commons to attend the South Asia and Middle East (SAME) Forum, hosted by chairman Khalid Nadeem, who kindly invited me.  As you enter the House of Commons, you come through St Stephen’s Hall, which is incredibly...