Hanoi and the towers of Tam Coc

Almost all backpackers go to Hanoi to join in on an epic two-day boat trip through the breathtakingly beautiful Halong Bay. Unfortunately for me, due to the fact that I spent too much time partying in Nha Trang and had already booked my flight home, I had run out of time and only had one... Continue Reading →

Suit up in Hoi An

Hội An is known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. The former port city’s history is reflected in its architecture, from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colourful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge. It's a beautiful little town with some lovely cafes along the water... Continue Reading →

Scooters and sand dunes in Mui Ne

Mui Ne has one main road lined with accommodation and great restaurants and bars along a stretch of golden sand. It has the perfect conditions for water sports like windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing which you can take part in with a lesson or a day trip. It's also famous for the red and white... Continue Reading →

Beach life in Sihanoukville

This up-and-coming beach town is another part of Cambodia that has a bloody history. During the civil war the Khmer Rouge used the massive Independence Hotel as target practice, they also made the mistake of hijacking an American container ship and the town was bombed by the U.S Air Force. Even after Pol Pot was... Continue Reading →

Horrible history in Phnom Penh

The capital city of Cambodia is a busy place with a French colonial feel along with a lot of influence from the Khmer Empire. You can walk along the river enjoying the cafes and restaurants while exploring the golden Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the very interesting National Museum. There is also a very... Continue Reading →

The magic of Angkor

There are so many temples to explore around Siem Reap. Watch the sunset at the legendary Angkor Wat, get lost in Baphuon, pretend to be Laura Croft in Ta Prohm and feel small under the towering faces of Bayon. This is not a place to be rushed, take your time to explore, a few days... Continue Reading →

Four Thousand Islands of relaxation

Si Phan Don, meaning The 4000 Islands, is an archipelago at the very bottom of Laos, bordering Cambodia to the south. Most of the islands are completely submerged when the waters of the Mekong are high. We stayed on Don Dhet, it's the perfect place to relax, catch up on your diary, read a book... Continue Reading →

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