Category Archive: “The Journey”

Elephants, tigers, cooking and food poisoning in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist havens. The bustling markets, stunning trekking terrain and organised elephant tours see backpackers, like myself, flocking to the small fort town. So with Mr… Continue reading

A mixed experience through Cambodia

Hello Cambodia! We only had 2 weeks to explore this beautiful country so it was a race against the clock to fit in all the sights and activities that it had to offer.… Continue reading

A trip down some tunnels and sightseeing in Saigon

Our final stop in Vietnam was Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). I was dreading a big city and all the chaos that goes with it. Hanoi was by far my least favourite place… Continue reading

Rain storms, Vomit and waterfalls in Dalat

Our time in Vietnam was almost up. With our visa exit deadline looming over us we sped down the coast towards Ho Chi Minh city. We allowed ourselves a 2 day stop over… Continue reading

Down the coast we go!

Down the coast of Vietnam we headed. We were accompanied by our new friend Mark, or “Marky Mark” as I liked to call him after a few beers. Hue was the next stop.… Continue reading

Meeting the Black Hmong and Red Dao Tribes

An overnight train took us to the north of Vietnam, to a small highland town called Sapa, home to the traditional Black Hmong and Red Dao tribal villages. With the ambience of a… Continue reading

Halong Bay and Mr Monkey

Joining the Amazon rainforest, Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island, Komodo, Pueto Princesa Underground River and Table Mountain, Halong Bay makes up the Seventh Natural Wonder of the world. After a 4 hour bus journey… Continue reading

The adventure begins…Hello Hanoi!

Kicking off my long awaited travel tour, I headed to Vietnam, which I had been told housed some of the most stunning scenery, idyllic beaches and lively cities in the world. For the… Continue reading