5 things to do in Ho Chi Ming City / Saigon

By | January 28th, 2016|Vietnam|

When visiting Vietnam you'll no doubt work your way from north to south, or from the south up to the north.  As such, Ho Chi Ming City (HCMC) will most likely be either you entry point or exit point from Vietnam. It's a great place to get your Vietnamese adventures under way, or equally to [...]

5 things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam

By | January 26th, 2016|Vietnam|

I really liked Hanoi, like REALLY liked it. Maybe because it was our first stop in Vietnam, having chosen to see this part of the world by working from north to south, or maybe it was because Hanoi was my first SE Asian city in almost 12 months.  Either which way, I really liked it and [...]

Hoi An by Day and Night {Photo Essay}

By | January 5th, 2016|Vietnam|

Hoi An was most definitely our favourite spot in Vietnam.  Whilst we only (1st world problems) had 2 weeks to explore Vietnam owing to work commitments and annual leave allowances, we chose to spend a large proportion Vietnamese travel time, having worked our way south from Hanoi and with the aim to end up in HCMC. taking in [...]

Hoi An – How much does a tailored mens suit cost?

By | May 12th, 2014|Budget Travel, Vietnam|

Hoi An was easily my favourite stop in Vietnam, which comes as somewhere as a surprise considering that to say that I simply hate shopping would be an understatement, I absolutely, unequivocally loath shopping, and shopping, or more specifically tailoring, is where Hoi An comes into it's element. Seriously, a day spent shopping is my [...]

The Otres Market, Sihanoukville

By | July 22nd, 2013|Cambodia|

The Otres Market isnt really what I'd call a market.  Taking place each Saturday (seasonal) from 4pm onwards, the Otres Market is more of a musical showcase I would say, throwing a lineup of well travelled singer songwriters in front of a mellow crowd who gather around to sip beer and make new friends whilst [...]

Songkran 2013 – super soakers at dawn in Luang Prabang

By | May 22nd, 2013|Laos, Photographic Inspiration|

Songkran, the world famous water festival that takes place over Thai new year.  With nothing but envy I've read countless blogs posts on the festival and how much fun the worlds biggest water fight is.  Hammering passers by with a stream of fresh water from a super soaker resembling something built by Tony Stark becomes [...]

Hostel Review: Footprints – Otres Beach, Cambodia

By | May 11th, 2013|hostelbookers, Reviews|

Located on Otres 2 in Sihanoukville, the Footprints hostel is a place to base yourself for a few days of doing very little.  Rigid with fear after a harrowing 4 hour bus journey (that should have taken 6 hours) from Phnom Penh, my girlfriend and I were finally able relax once we had arrived at this beach [...]

Thailand (Bangkok)

By | December 6th, 2006|Thailand, Travel|

GOD! … IDIOT! Well I can’t quite remember what I wrote in my last blog thingy but basically I got the day I was leaving sri lanka wrong so had to spend another day in Ja Ela, which is no bad thing but I was expecting & ready to go. Luckily Natalie had come over [...]