I had a slightly unusual childhood, as I grew up in Hong Kong on a traditional Chinese junk, which was moored just off Lantau Island – the largest of Hong Kong’s islands. This unique way of living meant that I got to take advantage of the area’s beautiful surroundings, exploring the beaches and mountains, and kayaking on the waters of the South China Sea.
From an early age, I was really fortunate to venture on fantastic family holidays throughout the rest of Asia. These adventures inspired my love of travel, especially in the region, and during my studies, I was able to do an exchange programme in Bangkok. Over those six months, with Bangkok as an excellent base, I made my way across Thailand and garnered a particular affinity for Thai cuisine.
The diverse cuisine of Asia is just one of the elements that make this destination so amazing – travellers venturing to this continent are in for a complete culture shock of the best kind. Whether you’re hiking to the base camp of Annapurna (something I was lucky enough to do!) or navigating the streets of Hanoi on a tuk-tuk, you’re guaranteed a highly memorable trip.
Ask me about scuba diving and snorkelling in Indonesia, trekking in Nepal and where to eat in Bangkok.