Getting our fix in Canggu

Let’s be honest, Niall and I have never been big hobby people. On Friday night we read an article about being in a permanent state of wanderlust. It was then we realised that travel is indeed our hobby of choice. As Michael Palin once said, there’s no known antidote for the travel bug, and like…

Trekking to Poon Hill- take 2

After a disastrous Holi Day two years ago which saw me unable to trek and somewhat ruined Niall’s proposal plans, I was extremely careful in Nepal this time round.  That meant no flip flops or sandals, only trekking shoes! Well I’m happy to report that it paid off. The five day trek through the Annapurna…

What to say about Kathmandu?

Kathmandu: it’s dirty, it’s dusty and it’s noisy.  Some parts of town look as though they’ve recently suffered from an earthquake. The taxis are beat up suzuki hatchbacks. Electricity only runs certain hours of the day. Soilders with guns are not an uncommon sight. The traffic is a mess and cows freely roam the streets.…

Sapa: full of smiles and splendid views

Riding the night train to Lao Cai in Vietnam’s north was like being rocked to sleep as a baby. The following morning we emerged from our compartment a bit bleary eyed and ready for the remaining hour drive to Sapa. If you ask anyone who has been to Sapa what they remember they will surely…

Getting Lost in Hanoi

Travelfish, who we look to for advice on travelling South East Asia, informed us that we should ‘count on getting lost’ in Hanoi. No worries, we thought, getting lost is part of the fun. We quickly retracted that statement after an hour of trying to find our hotel in this maze of a city. Getting…

Cruising through Halong Bay

Warning: the photographs in this post will in no way do justice to the magnificence that is Halong Bay. You’ll just have to experience it for yourself one day. A four hour drive from Hanoi lies this group of over 1,600 islands rising from the sea. What makes this a natural wonder of the world…

Eating our way through Vietnam

In three weeks we’ve managed to eat our fair share of Vietnamese food. This is a country where eating is as much a tourist attraction as the hills of Sapa or islands of Halong Bay. That’s why we thought it deserved a post all to itself. So here’s our two cents on food and drink…