How much does it cost to hike Mount Kinabalu

How Much Does it Cost to Climb Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia, Borneo?

I recently did the immense hike to the summit of Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia, Borneo so expect a few forthcoming posts on that adventure! First of all the important stuff – how much does it cost to climb Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia, on the island on Borneo? That’s what everyone really wants to know. Here’s Read more about How Much Does it Cost to Climb Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia, Borneo?[…]

The West Lake in Hangzhou China is an excellent place to relax

Visiting the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

Hangzhou in the Zhejiang Province is a Chinese city which attempts to mix the past with the present, at least that’s the impression I got from my visit. Hangzhou has a decent influx of foreigners due to the University, its proximity to Shanghai and its touristic appeals. Hangzhou ranks a lot higher with me than Read more about Visiting the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China[…]

Relaxing at the historic town of Chikan in Guangdong in China

Kaiping Diaolou Tour: The Historic Town of Chikan, Guangdong Province, China

My recent China adventures have been wide, varied and definitely “off the beaten track”. I feel blessed by my visits to the country which houses a sixth of the world’s people and I’m happy that I can share all these stories with you. This will be the first of an installment on the incredible Kaiping Read more about Kaiping Diaolou Tour: The Historic Town of Chikan, Guangdong Province, China[…]

Jonny Blair at Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Visiting Angkor Wat: 1 Day or 3 Day Ticket??

When you visit Angkor Wat and the Angkor Temples in Cambodia, you will get the option of a 1 day or 3 day ticket (and even a 7 day ticket!!). Here’s a few pointers that will help you decide which one is for you. I went for the 3 day ticket option as I knew Read more about Visiting Angkor Wat: 1 Day or 3 Day Ticket??[…]

Jonny Blair enjoying sunrise at Elder Peak in China

Sunrise at Elder Peak, Danxiashan Mountains, Guangdong Province, China

As a traveller, getting off the beaten track is one of my favourite things to do. Away from the popular Chinese tourist sights such as the Great Wall of China and the Teracotta Warriors, I took time out to see Sunrise at Elder Peak in the Danxiashan Mountains of China. The place is practically unknown Read more about Sunrise at Elder Peak, Danxiashan Mountains, Guangdong Province, China[…]

Jonny Blair visited Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, South Korea

Visiting Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, South Korea

You might not have heard of Hwaseong Fortress, or even of the city of Suwon, but if you want a bit of advice – put this on your agenda if you’re ever in Seoul, Korea’s lively capital. It’s an easy day trip to do, as I did, or you can go one step further and Read more about Visiting Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, South Korea[…]

Jonny Blair pushing the leaning tower of pisa

Visiting The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

It’s sometimes a cliché in life to “tick off the major sights” but like a lot of other travellers, I do them too. It would also seem a bit ludicrous to end up in Pisa in Italy, without actually visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I was there, 4 years ago to the day, what’s Read more about Visiting The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy[…]

How To Spend Christmas Day As A Traveller

Christmas Day was a special time for me when I was younger. Always off school or work, always getting together with the family, always giving and receiving presents. However since I upped and left Northern Ireland a decade ago, my lifestyle of travel has taken over at Christmas. Christmas time for me has seen me Read more about How To Spend Christmas Day As A Traveller[…]

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