Notre Dame – A glitch in the matrix

By | April 4th, 2016|Bosnia, France, Vietnam|

Notre Dame (the one in Paris, AKA Notre-Dame de Paris) is an incredible structure, a marvel. A historic Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of one of two remaining natural islands in the River Seine,  Notre Dame is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and is among the largest and [...]

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 [...]

Why Vietnam should think about renaming itself VietNOM

By | June 23rd, 2014|Vietnam|

I’ve never really been about food, I mean I like food sure, lots of it, specially when it comes to orangina drinks, and yes my palate has increased slightly for the experience of travel. But all that said I could still quite happily live off carbs and dairy forever with little trouble if push came [...]

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 [...]

Halong Bay: What to expect from a 3 day/2 night tour

By | May 5th, 2014|Video, Vietnam|

Would you, or anyone else for that matter, ever think of visiting Vietnam without booking on a tour of Halong Bay? Probably not as that would be silly. Whether booking well in advance, or a last minute splurge somewhere in Hanoi, a tour of Halong Bay is an absolute must whilst visiting Vietnam, and as such, [...]

Mapped Instagrams from Vietnam

By | April 6th, 2014|Real Time Blogging, Vietnam|

Laos and Cambodia last year, Vietnam this.  Like so many others before me, I have well and truly fallen for the charms of South East Asia. When last year I was lucky enough to win a competition through for a flight to the value of £1,000, it was almost a no brainier in terms of [...]