A look back at 2011 for The Occasional Traveller Shop
Don’t get freaked out by the swarms of motorbikes – here’s how to survive the chaotic streets and beat Hanoi traffic
One of my favourite ways of getting around Vietnam was by train, even if one journey took 16 hours!
Visiting one of the new seven wonders of nature in the world – the otherworldly Halong Bay and its limestone karst pillars.
Hanoi has cheap and good accommodation options – check out my review of Hanoi Guesthouse
Nestled between Seoul’s palaces of Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung is an exercise in contrast – the modern hipster Samcheongdong and the old world charm of Bukchon Hanok.
The old Seoul monarch King Sejong sits regally upon his throne at Gwanghwamun Square, near the entrance of Gyeongbokgung and the mouth of the Cheonggyecheon.
When you’ve had enough of the grand Joseon dynasty palaces, head to Jogyesa and Jongmyo to see a different side of Seoul
The Seoul Sojourn continues in the hip university towns of Ewha and Hongdae, with affordable shopping for the student budget and lots of cool places to check out!
In the midst of Seoul, the Cheonggyecheon is a much needed breather and quiet space to relax and escape from busy city life, just for a little bit