A day at VinPearl Land

Situated on a small island just off of the coastline of Nha Trang, VinPearl Land can only be reached via boat or (more popularly) via cable car. We had a few days booked in Nha Trang and decided to break free from a few days of beach induced bliss in favour of doing something slightly…

10 good places to eat in Hoi An

If you are anything like me when you arrive in a new city or town, it will take you a while to pick where you want to eat. Especially if the place is completely new to you (i.e Asia) and you are spoilt for choice. If this applies to you and you are currently in…

Hoi An Ancient Town

We’ve not long left Hoi An after spending just over two weeks situated just outside of the city centre. The average time that most travellers normally seem to spend in Hoi An is between 4-5 days at most. James and I wanted to spend a little longer in the town so we could really look…

A few more things to do in Hue

Following the busy morning from last weeks post, we had lunch in a garden restaurant. After an extremely refreshing lemonade, a quick video chat with my mother and the scoffing of at least 6 spring rolls, we were on our way! Hue was the first place in Vietnam where I watched a martial arts performance….

A few things to do in Hue

Towards the end of ¬†August, we flew from Hanoi to Hue. At first glance, Hue seemed much calmer than Hanoi. The streets seem bigger with more room for pedestrians to walk and more room on the road for traffic. We ended up staying in Hue for much longer than intended due to us both becoming…

A weekend in Halong Bay

One of the most recommended listed places to visit while touring in Northern Vietnam has to be Halong Bay. We had decided early on in our itinerary planning that it was going to be the place we spent James’ 27th birthday. We both decided to wait until we got to Hanoi until we booked the…

Our first few days in Hanoi

The time finally came for us to leave for 17 hours worth of flying on Tuesday 15th August 2017. My parents kindly dropped James and I off at Heathrow airport and we were on our way! We had arranged with the hotel which we had booked for the first few nights (Old Town Hanoi Hotel)…

Whats in my backpack

As you read this I’m currently getting to grips with the fact that I’m flying to Hanoi. In real time (as I write this) I’ve been packing and re-packing my bag to ensure that I can actually carry it.   I invested in a Mountain Warehouse 60 litre pack with an attachable day pack which…

The second half of our trip

I thought that I would write a little bit about our plans for the second half of our trip following on from spending December in Thailand. We’ll be spending a few days in Kuala Lumpur where I’m looking forward to eating some great food and seeing the Petronas Towers. We would have liked to have…

Travelling with make up

  It’s officially a month until we fly as of Saturday and I’ve been busy prepping for our trip. So far, I’ve made a few gimmicky and boring purchases. I celebrated passing my TEFL (with a distinction!) by purchasing a travel washing line¬†so I thought it was time to start listing the exciting purchases –…

The path I’m following…

Following on from my announcement in last weeks post, it is now a mere 6 weeks until I set off on my travels with James! That being the case, I thought that I would share the first half of the path that I will be following during my eight months abroad and the things that…