Top Tips

  • 6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Vietnam

    The longer you stay in Vietnam, the more there is to be understood. Because although you may become familiar with its stacked rice paddies, delicious foods and its lantern-lit cities, there’s a lot you may not know about the nuances of the people who inhabit this magical country. Here are six facts about Vietnamese culture…as […] Read more…

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    The Place to be on Koh Tao

    It’s Eva again, Fleewinter‘s Thailand Specialist. I have recently been on another trip around Thailand (it really is a destination that never gets boring), and my husband and I did a bit of island hopping in the Gulf of Thailand. We firstly went to Koh Samui (in case you have missed my review of the […] Read more…

Travel Guides

  • Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao

    Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao – which island is for you?

    Hi, this is Eva again, Thailand Specialist at Fleewinter. Clients often ask me what the differences are when it comes to picking an island in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or Koh Tao? Which island offers what, and what is so special about it? So we thought it was time to talk […] Read more…

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    Koh Lipe aka. the Thai Maldives

    This is a guest post by the lovely Eva (staring at fifty shades of blue on her new favourite island) who works with me at Fleewinter (a boutique London tour operator that offers Asia holidays). She has written this review about her recent visit to Koh Lipe… well worth a read! Some of you may have […] Read more…

Reviews

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    Villa Samadhi – Kuala Lumpur’s Best Boutique Hotel

    Kuala Lumpur is one of my favorite cities in Asia but unlike Bangkok, it’s a bit lacking in the world of fabulous boutique hotels. After staying in huge high rises and backpacker-filled guesthouses, I’d begun to despair of finding a single one worth recommending. So on a recent trip through KL, I reached out to […] Read more…

  • What’s the best hotel on Gaya Island?

    For many visitors to Borneo, a few nights on Gaya Island is the ideal end to the trip. A short boat ride from Kota Kinabalu, the island is covered in rainforest and surrounded by coral reefs and clear water. Walking trails, beaches, snorkeling, and some of the best resorts in Borneo: it’s a lovely place to […] Read more…

Stories from Southeast Asia

  • Sipadan: Borneo’s Underwater Jungle

    As the boat sped across the Celebes Sea, a smile tugged at my lips and I shimmied into my wetsuit. We were on our way to Sipadan, an uninhabited island off the east coast of Malaysian Borneo. Rising 600 meters from the ocean floor, the sheer walls are covered in healthy coral and the waters […] Read more…

  • Trekking off the beaten track in Bali

    Every Thursday should begin with a hot and sweaty jungle trek to hidden waterfalls, I thought to myself as I cut may way through the dense vivid green forest. Admittedly this is not the easiest thing to schedule if you’re reading from a London office but currently my office is located in Bali, which makes such […] Read more…