Follow my blog with Bloglovin Last week I spent a glorious seven days in Croatia. Having never been to Dubrovnik old town (or anywhere else in Croatia for that matter!) I was not expecting to see such beautiful, old architecture and marble cobbled streets. It felt like being transported to a medieval world, untouched by… Continue reading Top places to eat & drink in DUBROVNIK
Before we left for Vietnam we had only organised three vital details of the trip: our return flights, our first hostel, and “The Palmy Hotel and Spa”. For our final night in Hanoi (before a 15 hour flight home with a 10 hour wait in the airport!) we decided to treat ourselves by staying in… Continue reading The Palmy Hotel
Firstly, a note to say that we stopped in Hanoi in order to get the boat to Halong Bay. This stop off was somewhat plagued with sickness, torrential rain and accommodation frustration. Nevertheless, it was a means to the most beautiful end…Halong Bay. We signed up to an overnight cruise with our Hanoi hostel, Backpackers,… Continue reading East Asian Utopia
Ok, I know I said Hoi An was probably my favourite place (and I stand by this!) but Phong Nha was by far my favourite experience. Phong Nha national park is a beautiful area of stunning caves and breath-taking mountainous regions. We stayed at a fantastic hostel called Easy Tiger (well, to be honest, we… Continue reading Conquering fears in Phong Nha
After pronouncing Hue "Hugh-ee" for at least 4 months, we quickly learned out next stop is actually pronounced "H-Way". The imperial city of Hue offered lots of cultural, historic sites - namely the Imperial Citadel, where the Nguyen Dynasty emperors once dwelt. Hue was the nation's capital from 1802-1945. It's a very interesting place with… Continue reading On the way to Hue!
Before I jump ahead to my gushing story of Hoi An, I must mention Dalat and our 17 hour bus ride through Nha Trang. Dalat was an interesting place - not at all like the quaint French village I had pictured. Most surprisingly, it was cold and damp. The guest house we stayed in, "Friendly… Continue reading The delights of historic Hoi An
Our first bus ride, from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne, was quite an experience. The bus was like no other I have ever seen. The chairs nearly fully reclined to form beds (very useful when you are completely knackered from an amazing few days in Ho Chi Minh!). Although a bumpy trip, I stuck… Continue reading Mui Ne, my haven
It was two years ago that we began to hypothetically discuss ‘travelling’. An exotic idea shared over chicken and chips at the Harvester. If I look back honestly, I never thought we would actually do it. I saw many more lunch dates and wistful conversations about far flung destinations. But, after a less than perfect… Continue reading From here to Ho Chi Minh – let the travels begin!