A vegetarian and vegan guide to Beijing, China

A vegetarian and vegan guide to Beijing, China

Jade and Kev from Two Tall Travellers share their guide to vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Beijing.   Beijing is a vast city, with an estimated 20 million-plus people living here. Restaurants, markets and shops are all rushing to cater to everyone’s...
Gujo-Hachiman, Japan’s Water City and the Castle in the Sky

Gujo-Hachiman, Japan’s Water City and the Castle in the Sky

As I gaze across the valley all but the distant hilltops is hidden beneath a blanket of white clouds. I’m with a group of Japanese photographers who have been here since the early hours, patiently waiting to capture a rare sight. Every one of us is willing the...
In the Footsteps of the Samurai: Walking the Nakasendo Way

In the Footsteps of the Samurai: Walking the Nakasendo Way

As I stride along the narrow path, tall cedar trees tower above me. All I can hear is the gurgling stream, birds twittering and the breeze rustling in the treetops. The large cobbles I tread upon have been worn down over the centuries by the footsteps of thousands of...
Instagramming Japan – Autumn Colours in Shoryudo

Instagramming Japan – Autumn Colours in Shoryudo

Golds, russets and reds — the colours of autumn in Japan are mesmerising. I recently returned from my first visit to this exciting country and what a fabulous introduction it was. I was one of seven bloggers and journalists invited to Shoryudo, the central...
33 top tips for first-time visitors to Japan

33 top tips for first-time visitors to Japan

Tips for First-Time Visitors to Japan 7 Tomorrow I’m flying to Nagoya, the start of a new adventure exploring Shoryudo, the heart of Japan. This will be my first visit to this exciting country and when I asked my fellow travel writers, bloggers and...
Instagramming Chiang Mai – Mesmerised by Gold

Instagramming Chiang Mai – Mesmerised by Gold

As we turned the corner a glinting golden stupa came into view. It literally took my breath away and I clearly remember thinking “How lucky am I?!” This was my first visit to Thailand and I instantly fell in love with its people …its...
A mini guide to the best street food in Chiang Mai, Thailand

A mini guide to the best street food in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand is well known for its fabulous street food culture and the northern city of Chiang Mai is no exception, giving the capital Bangkok a run for its money. When I visited the province earlier this year, I was blown away by the wonderful food on offer but, being...
24 hours in Bangkok

24 hours in Bangkok

Bangkok is a shock to the system. After the laid-back villages of the north of Thailand and even the city of Chiang Mai, Bangkok is a chaotic cacophony of cars and people. As we disembark from the plane, a glorious sunset greets us. Frustratingly, it takes 2 hours...
Top 10 must-see places to visit in Burma

Top 10 must-see places to visit in Burma

Why Burma? Why now? Ever since reading the novel, The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason, I have wanted to visit Burma (now known as Myanmar).  Set in the late 19th century, the story vividly painted a picture in my mind of an exotic land of lush jungles and glittering...

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