Famous in Phu Quoc 

A week on Vietnam’s tropical paradise, Phu Quoc. So this is what it feels like to be famous? People taking your picture without asking, wanting to touch you, and telling you that you’re beautiful. Ok so those last two were very specific to Little Miss. We knew that with her blonde hair and big blue eyes Miss C would get plenty of attention in Vietnam..

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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…

Picture Perfect Hoi An

After the manic atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An was a welcome change of scenery. This Unesco World Heritage listed city on the central coast of Vietnam is beautiful albeit overly touristy. The Old Town is full of interesting colourful buildings covered in bougainvillea and streets lined with silk lanterns. While surrounding the town…

Hot & Hectic Ho Chi Minh City

I haven’t had someone hold my hand to help me cross the street since I was seven years old. Well, until now. Apparently concerned by our lack of experience crossing several lanes of traffic in Ho Chi Minh, a lovely middle aged lady took my hand, put it on her wrist and with a smile guided…