The One With Our Trip To Vang Vieng (and Bangkok part 2)

Our travels in the world’s most relaxing country continue. And don’t worry, this blog doesn’t include as much sleeping as Luang Prabang! Our bus to Vang Vieng was a lot more traumatic than expected. The world’s moodiest minivan driver powered on and was very stubborn when we made one loo stop and one lunch stop […]

Peace, Love and Shopping in Luang Prabang

After the hustle and bustle of Vietnam, we have thoroughly enjoyed a more restful time in Laos. We work up early and got on to our small plane with maybe only 20 other people on board. Because of this, boarding was so easy that even the flight attendant started drifting off to sleep during take-off. […]

Castaway Island, Ha Long Bay

I have seen many amazing things so far on this trip and Ha Long Bay has just added itself to my list of favourite sights. Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the top travel destinations in South East Asia. It has an area of about 1,553km squared and consists […]

Vietnam’s Culture Filled Capital: Hanoi

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and it’s known for its centuries-old architecture influenced by France and China. The city revolves around a bustling old quarter that is filled with street sellers down each side and motorbikes swerving down the middle. I’m pleased to report that, although I got close, I managed to go two […]

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

The Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is a 4 hour drive from Hue and is a very special part of Vietnam. The core zone of the national park in Vietnam is 858 km2 (larger than Singapore) and it spills out into Laos too. It has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 2003. We woke […]