Top Places To Spend Christmas In South East Asia

September 18th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, East Timor, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam|

Christmas in South East Asia is as magical as it is in the rest of the world. Sure we don’t always have the white Christmas that people talk about in USA, Canada or even in parts of Europe but don’t be quick to write it off. Last year I spent my first Christmas in [...]

HOLIDAYS TO VIETNAM: A Vietnam Travel Guide

September 16th, 2017|Destinations, Vietnam|

Have holidays to Vietnam ever crossed your mind? I hadn’t always thought of Vietnam as a holiday destination. When I did I never thought that I would make it there and then one day…. One day all the plans fell in place. I was no longer dreaming of holidays to Vietnam, I was planning [...]

The Ultimate Cat Ba Island Travel Guide

September 9th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Halong Bay, Vietnam|

Everyone wants to visit the iconic Halong Bay. The most popular way of doing so is via the Halong Bay cruises also popularly known as the Halong Bay ‘junk boats’. The problem with these cruises however is the fact that they are very expensive and don’t fit into the backpacker budget. Luckily there is [...]

HANOI TRAVEL GUIDE: All You need To Know About Hanoi

September 2nd, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Hanoi, Vietnam|

If you are planning a trip to Vietnam and you have started your general research, you will know that Hanoi is the capital of the country. Many people consider capital cities a representation of the country as a whole. Me… I consider them a brief introduction or a short finale. It depends on which [...]

A Brief Overview Of Our 2 Day Hanoi Travel Itinerary

August 31st, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Hanoi, Vietnam|

Hanoi marked the start of our three week journey through Vietnam. It was a long journey to reach the city from Bangalore but it was one that we were excited to take. My desire to visit Vietnam was a dream that started out three years before and it just kept coming back. So actually [...]

Things People Don’t Tell you About Trang An

June 10th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Ninh Binh, Vietnam|

People call Ninh Binh the Halong bay on land. I think this is largely due to the krast landscape that is visible almost everywhere in Ninh Binh. One of the main attractions in Ninh Binh is the boat rides. These boat rides take you through the submerged valleys. The top three places where you experience [...]

Have You Crawled Through The Cu Chi Tunnels?

May 10th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam|

All through our journey in Vietnam, we had heard a lot of buzz about the famed Cu Chi tunnels. I guess that was one of the main reasons why we were determined to take a look at them when we finally made our way to Ho Chi Minh city. It took a while for us [...]

VAN LONG: Ninh Binh’s Beautiful Illusion

April 22nd, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Ninh Binh, Vietnam|

We have never been people to waste a day when we have a precious few of them. That’s why we combined our visit to the Bai Ding temple with an excursion to the Van Long Nature reserve in Ninh Binh Vietnam. At first it looked like a short distance away from the Bai Dinh temple [...]

Paying A Visit To Cat Ba National Park

April 19th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Halong Bay, Vietnam|

Cat Ba island in Halong Bay (Vietnam) has a lot to offer as far as trekking is concerned. The treks range from easy to difficult. I find this particularly good for trekkers  because the paths are then open for people with all kinds of experience. You can pick a trail that suits you quite easily. [...]

BAI DINH TEMPLE: An Abode Of Peace!

April 14th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Ninh Binh, Vietnam|

Of all the places that I have visited in Vietnam I think I have neglected to write about Ninh Binh. So today I decided to take you on a trail to the famed Bai Dinh temple that sits on the outskirts of this Vietnamese city. For those of you who have not heard of Bai [...]