Opium, a conman and the Mekong river. It was all a part of my journey on the slow boat in Laos.
After riding the Death Railway, I took another trip back in history. This time it was at Ayutthaya, Thailand's ancient ruined capital.
After visiting the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and the Bridge on the River Kwai, it was time to ride the Death Railway itself. What followed was a physically and emotionally exhausting day.
A short journey from Bangkok is Kanchanaburi, home to a tragic cemetery and a famous bridge.
In Tokyo you can visit a shrine deifying war criminals. This is the Yasukuni Shrine controversy, a topic of complex and troubling issues.
Kyoto's Golden and Silver Pavilions are stark contrasts. The Golden Pavilion is more famous, but the Silver Pavilion is much more impressive. Why?
Fushimi Inari Shrine was my favourite place in Kyoto. This magical mountain path is covered with 1000s of orange gates and is unlike any other hike I've experienced.
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is an unforgettable place. Read more to see why.
Tofukuji Temple is one of Kyoto’s oldest and most famous temples. It's also one of Japan's most popular autumn viewing destinations. Read more to see why.
Himeji Castle is a gorgeous piece of design and engineering. Despite being Japan's finest castle, it's a miracle that it still stands today. Why is this?