October 29, 2011 | Highlighted, Vietnam, | 1 Comment
Halong Bay, in North East Vietnam, is a seascape of ~2,000 limestone mountain peaks jutting out of the sea across an area of ~1,500 square kilometres. It’s vying to be included on the list as one of the new 7 natural wonders of the world and it’s easy to see why – it’s spectacular. Read More »
August 28, 2011 | Destinations, Vietnam, | 1 Comment
When you travel you meet so many other people and travellers and they are a great source of recommendations for places and things to do. But should you listen to them? Nha Trang was a case in point. Read More »
August 11, 2011 | Destinations, Vietnam, | 1 Comment
Mui Ne is one of the stops as you travel the coast of Vietnam that is a bit of a 'maybe' on whether to check it out or not. More than just a beach? Read More »
From Pakse we headed south to the up-and-coming travellers mecca of the 4,000 Islands, situated in the Mekhong River at least 500km from the sea, within the heart of Indochina. The name helps to illustrate the size and magnificence of the Mekhong River that holds this huge collection of tiny, lush green islets. Read More »
We waited for the public bus to Pai, due to leave Sappong at 12.30pm. It never arrived and so we waited in the blistering heat, nibbling on a sweet jam-topped "pizza" and being harassed by the village-drunk. Read More »
We instantly fell in love with Cave Lodge as soon as we arrived. We were greeted with an open-plan wooden communal space, decorated with a hammock, cushions galore, a two-person day bed made from rubber tires(!), a table-tennis table, a swing and large fireplace in the centre. Read More »
We visited Khao Lak, a beach-resort town 70k north of Phuket on the Andaman coast. Unfortunately, the town and the surrounding area was devastated by the 2004 tsunami and has been re-built in a very Western way, lacking Thai character. Read More »
Sunset at Loyfa Resort Koh Phangan
We wanted to explore a different side of Koh Phangan so instead of heading to the Full Moon Party capital Haad Rin, we decided to head north-west - even after being put off by the taxi driver: “Why you wanna go to the mountains?!” Read More »