Vietnam Is Like Marmite…

Vietnam Is Like Marmite…

People either seem to love it or hate it! When I was first doing research for my trip, I discovered a lot of people seemed to not enjoy Vietnam. Other writers would complain about rude and standoffish locals and a general discontent for foreigners, an abundance of...

Trekking in Sapa

Trekking in Sapa

About 10 hours north of Hanoi and only just off the Chinese border, Sapa is like the Vietnamese Lake District. A growing tourist hot spot made up of beautiful mountainous scenery and numerous treks, Sapa is like the refreshing, invigorating getaway from hazy, polluted...

Castaways Tour – Partying in Halong Bay

Castaways Tour – Partying in Halong Bay

If there is one absolute must in Vietnam, it is to visit Halong Bay. A serene, idyllic body of water made up of thousands of limestone islands. There are so many different tours to Halong Bay, but for me, it was an absolute must to do the Castaways Tour, run by Hanoi...

Hectic Hanoi

Hectic Hanoi

My relationship with Hanoi was not one which was love at first sight, but this congested, eclectic city has grown on me. When I first landed in Hanoi, I hated it. Of course, the fact I had to physically drag myself away from chilled out hippy enclave Pai, and then to...