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Asia Pacific Travel Blog Posts

From amazing food to stunning scenery to unique experiences – the Asia Pacific Region has everything and more for the boutique luxury traveller – including some amazing boutique hotels and spas. And they’re in my Asia Pacific Travel Blog Posts

Let’s start with Japan, possibly my favourite country in Asia. You can’t go past Tokyo and I highly recommend a visit to Kyoto. Kanazawa is my tip for a less well-known city in Japan to visit.

My 10 Day Japan Itinerary and Famous Landmarks in Japan articles should help you in planning your trip.

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The lake at Kenrouken Gardens in Kanazawa

South Korea is an absolutely fascinating country. One of the highlights of my time there was visiting the border with North Korea – covered in my best Seoul Day Trips post. There is a great range of boutique hotels in Seoul. 

Two neighborhoods not to miss in Seoul are Gangnam (remember the dance) and Myeongdong (the centre for Seoul Shopping). And there is more to Incheon than the airport. Use my Seoul 5 Day Itinerary post to make sure you don’t miss anything.

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Downtown Seoul

If you’re looking to head beyond Seoul (which you should) have a look at my Korea Itinerary. There are some great places to stay in Busan – use my Busan Itinerary to help to plan your time in this gorgeous Korean city.

Quirky Daegu in the centre of Korea is worth a trip – but don’t miss lovely Jeju Island and my Jeju Itinerary.

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Looking over to the lighthouse on Jeju Island

Let’s head south. Read about stopovers in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, my favourite spa in Thailand, Vietnam’s foodie capital Hoi An and wonderful Hong Kong.

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Street market in Hoi An

Nepal is perhaps the trekking epicentre of the Universe. I did the trek to Everest Base Camp and it was quite an experience. Whilst the scenery was beyond explanation it was a really tough experience.

Find out what it is really like to stay in a Nepal Tea House (big hint: it’s not quite as cute as it sounds), a blow by blow of the trek in my Everest Base Camp Trek Blog, my packing list for the trek and the itinerary I used – and the one that you should use instead!

Stunning Scenery on the way to Everest Base Camp – pity about the accommodation

Also check out what there is to see in Kathmandu and Nepal’s best boutique hotels – Dwarika’s Kathmandu and the Dwarika Dhulikhel Resort.

Indonesia is a much more relaxing destination! Find out where to stay in Bali, the best singles retreats in Bali and the best boutique hotels in Bali.

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Bali knows how to do a Boutique Hotel

Figure out where to stay in Ubud as well as the best boutique hotels in Ubud as well as where to stay in Canggu and the best boutique hotels in Seminyak.

And use my 10 Day Bali Itinerary to plan the whole trip.

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Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue Bali

And let’s finish with Australia. I was born and raised in wonderful Melbourne which is every bit as good as you have heard. Check out my insider’s guide to where to stay in Melbourne as well as my guide to the best Melbourne brunches.

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Flinders Street Station Melbourne

Daylesford Spa region and the Mornington Peninsula are where people who live in Melbourne go to get away for the weekend.

I also lived briefly in Sydney which I didn’t enjoy that much but it is still a great place to visit. I’ve put together a Sydney itinerary that covers 3, 5 and 7 days, a guide to the best new restaurant area Barangaroo, a day trip to lovely Watsons Bay and where people who live in Sydney head for the weekend.

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The Gold Coast in Queensland has come a long way and there are some fantastic Brisbane Boutique Hotels.

Finally, my oldest dearest friend lives in Perth so she and her 3 sons helped me to put together the ultimate Perth Itinerary and a guide to Australia’s favourite day trip – Rottnest Island. Don’t miss the Quokkas!

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The Quokka!