South East Asia

The Snobbishness Of Backpackers, Or Competitive Travelling

Rosie Neve | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Neve

So if you want to boast about spending seven pence in three years in Cambodia then go ahead, but I'm sure that maybe it might have been slightly more fulfilling if you hadn't spent all your time thinking about where you were saving your pennies, rather than where you could be spending them.

Vietnam for Beginners-Part Two

Nola Chesworth | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

I had read some horror stories regarding the overnight trains; a quick internet search and you'll find them too, but both of the journeys we made were nothing but pleasant. Yeah, the train was a little bumpy and for a 'sleeper' train the sleeping was minimal, but the most important thing I found was that we felt safe.

Vietnam for Beginners - Part One

Nola Chesworth | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

If you're heading to Vietnam for the first time you'll have probably done some internet research in order to prepare for the adventure. You'll have heard that each time you cross the road in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City you take your life into your own hands.

'Gap Yar' Have We Forgotten What It Really Means to 'Travel'?

Rich Wigley | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Wigley

The excitement has become less about the individual and their own journey and more about being confined by the rules. We feel like we need to live up to in answer to the inevitable burning question of "Where you going travelling then, mate?".

What Australia Is All About

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

The #illridewithyou campaign in a shining example of everything that's fantastic about Australia - even if as a Kiwi I have to say it through gritted teeth. Like the American cousins, they've got a lot of big, empty spaces, what is politely known as a 'frontier mentality' and a tendency to come across as a bit rough round the edges.

Exploring the Philippines: Surprises in Cebu City

Maria Sowter | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Sowter

Cebu City is uncharacteristic of the white sand and crystal clear waters experience that otherwise dominates one's idea of the Philippines. From the Cebu International Airport it sprawls, though relatively compact in size, as an urban metropolis that contrasts with the smaller more rural or seaside towns.

Why the Scots Would Be Mad to Vote for Independence (Not That I Care)

Hugh Salmon | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

So, next week the Scots will decide if they want to be independent. Let me start by declaring a lack of interest in this issue. A complete lack of interest. I think may be one-eighth Scottish but I really don't care if I have Scottish blood coursing through my veins. It hasn't affected my life either way.

WWII Bomb Kills Seven People In Bangkok Scrapyard Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Many feared dead as huge explosion rocks central Bangkok intersection Seven people have been killed by a World War Two bomb that had lain ...

Planet Appetite: A New World of Food in the Philippines

Rupert Parker | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Compared to its South Asian neighbours, Filipino cuisine is relatively unknown but the regional food of the Philippines is well worth exploring with its distinctive sour, salty and sweet flavours.

Five Best Eco Hotels in Asia

Mark Hodson | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

South East Asia is one of the world's most beautiful regions, with its spectacular coral reefs, abundant wildlife and rainforests dating back 130 million years. Unfortunately, it's also a part of the world developing fast under the pressures of consumerism, rising populations and intensive farming.

Motorcycling Through Hue and Rural Vietnam

Jack Dutton | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Dutton

We stop at a monastery where monks serve us sticky rice, sweet tofu curry and fried spring rolls. We rest after a heavy lunch. I hear the monks chanting mantras in some distant part of the building. It's hypnotic and I'm almost asleep on the cool tiled floor.

Island Hopping: Mini Guide to Thailand's Islands

Frontier | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Wherever you look Thailand is bathed in stunning panoramic views. Wherever you go there are palm trees, sand and beautiful clear blue waters. Here is a list of Thailand's best sun-drenched islands that you can hop on and off as you please.

Somaly Mam Opens Cambodian Beauty Salon Staffed by Former Trafficking Victims

Lisa Anderson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Anderson

With the hope that new jobs in the beauty industry will provide new lives for girls scarred by sex slavery, Cambodian anti-trafficking activist Somaly Mam cut the ribbon for a beauty shop bearing her name in one of the country's prime tourist destinations.

Travel Eye: Making the Most of a Hong Kong Stopover

Karen Edwards | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

I'm on a stopover and I have just two days here. Having dropped my bags off at my hotel - the famous Peninsula - I head off on foot; my first stop being Victoria Harbour, where I take in Hong Kong's most spectacular and famous view.

Third Of Murdered Women 'Killed By Partner'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK

More than a third of women murdered around the world are killed by their partner, a study has shown. They are six times more likely to be murdered ...

Eye Witness Accounts of Meiktila Massacre; Beaten, Burnt and Stabbed

Assed Baig | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Politics
Assed Baig

Reports of what actually took place in the Central Myanmar town of Meiktila are still emerging. IDPs are beginning to speak out and tell the world of what they witnessed with their own eyes.

Massacre in Meiktila: That Was My Friend

Assed Baig | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Politics
Assed Baig

Following recent attacks in central Myanmar against Muslims, the displaced have been fleeing to the central city of Mandalay. Buildings were burnt down and the "official" death toll stood at 32, as angry mobs roamed the streets.

Travel Eye: A City-Beach Break Combo in Thailand

Karen Edwards | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

I have just seven days before work calls again. So, the mission is to experience the best of Thailand in seven days - and it turns out, this is entirely doable.

Street Eats: Delving Into Vietnam's Roadside Diners

Lee Robson | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Robson

Flashback to sitting on a cheap plastic stool no more than a foot high, next to a dusty main road, being handed a portion of unidentifiable food in a bowl that had probably never before seen washing up liquid. And fondly remembering this as one of the most memorable moments of my recent trip to Vietnam.

Burma for Beginners

Lynn Houghton | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

I listened to the tolling of temple bells while worshippers poured water over tiny Buddhas as an exercise of purification. Entire families were relaxing in the shadows as dusk descended while hundreds of candles were lit.

PICTURES: Four Dead As Indonesian Capital Hit By Heavy Flooding

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

Four people have died and more than 20,000 have been evacuated following days of heavy flooding in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Roads have ...

'Pest From The West' Sweeps In As Britain Braces For Heavy Rain And Flooding

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

Britain is on flood alert as high winds and heavy rainfall swept in from in from the South West. The Environment Agency has warned residents - many...

'Secret Retreats' In South East Asia

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A new boutique hotel brand, which aims to offer travellers the best of authentic Asian accommodation, launched this month. Called Secret Retreats, ...

Cameron To Meet Suu Kyi After Landmark Election

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK

David Cameron is to become the first Western leader to visit Aung San Suu Kyi since the Nobel Peace Prize laureate was elected to parliament in Burma....

Aung San Suu Kyi To Contest Myanmar Elections

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has confirmed she will stand in upcoming parliamentary elections. Suu Kyi said that her party, Nati...