My favourite continent by far – Asia is a land that spells freedom for me. It was the first place I ever travelled solo. The first step into my new life. I’ve been travelling all my life, but Asia was a place that captivated me like nowhere else had before. Plan a two week holiday or a year’s backpacking trip – check out my Asia destination guides and trip planning itineraries. From the beaches of Thailand to the temples of Cambodia. Swim the waterfalls of Laos, dine on the best street food in Vietnam, explore the streets of Kuala Lumpur or swim with sea turtles in Indonesia. Fancy getting off the beaten track? Sri Lanka is the country for you – a little piece of my heart was left behind. Let me help you with planning the ultimate trip to Asia.
Asia is the best for travelling on a budget – your money stretches so far. Particularly in South-East Asia – you can find luxury accommodation for budget prices. If you’re backpacking, expect to pay between £5-15 for a hostel depending on how basic/luxe it is. You can easily find huts on the beach for £10-30 depending on location/luxury. And hotels/Airbnb can start from £10 a night and can range up to the really luxurious 5* hotels.
Read: My Top Hostels in South-East Asia
There are internal flights available cheaply across Asia – just watch out for extra charges for luggage. The best way is to use the overnight buses, trains and ferries between the islands. In South-East Asia – enjoy luxury buses for cheap prices and always do your research. Read: Top tips for surviving a sleeper bus in Asia. I also really recommend checking out public transport in places like Sri Lanka – they’re cheapest by far and a great way to travel.