Category Archives: VIETNAM

Plan to Travel Vietnam? 15 Things to Know Before You Go!

Travel Vietnam: 15 Things to Know

One of the countries that bowled me over the most on my travel adventures last year was Vietnam. And that’s because I’d heard mixed reports. As a shorthand explanation, for the British among you, Vietnam is what I call a Marmite country…. you either love it or hate it! Well I can confirm that after […]

Cat Ba Island, Vietnam: The Perfect Halong Bay Alternative

Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

  Cat Ba Island is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam in my opinion, but it’s also a spot many travellers miss off their itinerary in this country… and what a shame. #1 Because Cat Ba Island has a lovely national park at its heart – a great place to enjoy some […]

Ultimate Vietnam and Cambodia Itinerary

The Ultimate Vietnam and Cambodia Itinerary

  Despite Vietnam and Cambodia bordering each other, you may be surprised to know that these 2 countries feel entirely different and that, stepping across the border into one and out of  the other, will have you assuming you’ve been transported to another world. Crazy, I know! However, this does mean they make a great […]

Kampot to Ho Chi Minh: How to Cross The Border

Kampot to Ho Chi Minh

Hopping across borders by land is such a great option for budget travellers in Southeast Asia because often the distances are quite close and the prices low. But being in this part of the world means there’s always a few quirks and surprises along the way too! And for me, on this particular journey from […]