Two weeks in Vietnam -- Hoi An old town
21 Dec 2017

Two Weeks in Vietnam: The Ultimate Holiday Itinerary

If you asked me a few years ago to suggest a two week Vietnam itinerary I’d have said skip it altogether and go to Thailand or Laos. My first trip to Vietnam was a let down, but I’ve been a few times since and have grown to love this thin

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14 Dec 2017

A Day Trip to Malacca, Malaysia: 9 Things to See and Do

I’ll start this post by saying Malacca deserves more than just a day trip, but sometimes in life a day is all you can spare. While writing this I’m watching day four of a cricket test match (after also watching the first three days), so clearly that doesn’t apply to

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04 Oct 2017

Why Don Det Is My Favourite Place on Earth (so far)

What’s your favourite place on Earth? That was a question I was asked recently as part of a game for Gia’s hen’s night (I’m getting married in a week!). I’d never had to choose my “favourite” place before, but Don Det, a small Mekong River island in Laos, quickly came

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Backpacking in Vietnam
28 Sep 2017

Backpacking in Vietnam: Costs, Tips and Places to See

I still remember a time when I had mostly negative feelings towards Vietnam. It was one of the first countries I travelled to and it left me a bit cold compared to the experiences I had in neighbouring countries. That all changed when I spent roughly four months there last

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20 Sep 2017

10 Things to Do in Hanoi: Two Days in Vietnam’s Capital

Despite having some decent things to see and do, Hanoi is more a place to pass through than a destination in itself. It’s the gateway to northern Vietnam, which is one of the most beautiful regions of Southeast Asia, and spending one or two days in Hanoi before moving on

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Two weeks in Thailand: The ultimate holiday itinerary
23 Aug 2017

Two Weeks in Thailand: The Ultimate Holiday Itinerary

So, you want to spend two weeks in Thailand but aren’t sure which places to add to your itinerary? I’m here to help! I’ve been lucky to spend over three months in Thailand over several trips and have come up with a pretty awesome (I know that’s a bit boastful)

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01 Aug 2017

What Is the Mui Ne Sand Dunes Tour Really Like?

Can the $4 Mui Ne sand dunes tour in Vietnam really be any good? At that price I felt it was worth investigating further, so off we headed to a busy stretch of coastline just north of Saigon to see the (not quite) world famous sand dunes near Mui Ne.

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26 Jul 2017

How to Plan the Perfect Trip to Malaysia

Planning the perfect trip to Malaysia doesn’t need to be difficult. In fact, it’s one of the easier countries in Southeast Asia to travel around due to its small size (if you don’t count Borneo), good tourist infrastructure and an abundance of cheap flights. I’ve compiled a few tips below

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