A weekend in Kuala Lumpur

I’ve been a little distracted from my blog lately, mainly because I’ve been having a jam packed weekend in Kuala Lumpur- Malaysia. As you all know if you’ve read my past couple of posts, Vietnam really wasn’t my favourite place, so instead of staying the month as planned we packed up early and headed over…

What vegans eat- Hoi An

Vegan food in Vietnam in general is pretty bad; the mock meats are weird tasting to say the least, the dishes lack flavour, the portions are small and vegetarian food can be quite expensive here. I was really excited when I found out that Hoi An was meant to be vegan heaven- after spending 5…

Marble-ous Mountain

After spending 4 days in Hoi An,  we finally left the ancient city today – there’s only so many coffee shops you can lounge around in and only so many lanterns you can look at before it begins to feel a little like groundhog day. So we hired a scooter from our hotel for 136,000…

A Haven in Hoi An

My love affair with Asia has certainly been thriving here in Hoi An; it’s the only place in Vietnam I’ve felt truly happy and to be honest, it’s because it seems like a different country altogether. The people here are warm, welcoming and friendly, the architecture in the Ancient Town could rival some locations in…

Hue’s Forbidden City

Hue is amazing for one reason and one reason only- the imperial city…which I almost didn’t go to. The entry fee for this attraction is 150,000 Dong (that’s nearly £5.50!). When I read the price, all joking aside I nearly keeled over and died it’s so expensive. Okay maybe I’m being a little over dramatic…

Snapshot of Phu Quoc

I’ve been spending the past couple of days getting acquainted with Phu Quoc and I’m so glad that we decided to come to this Island. Phu Quoc isn’t necessarily top of the list for many backpackers; it’s a plane or ferry ride away and doesn’t make much logistical sense for most. But we’re not most…

Life’s a beach

We are now out of hellish Ho Chi Minh and have arrived in beautiful Phu Quoc- I must say, the difference between the two is huge. Phu Quoc is a small island under Cambodia, though is still technically in Vietnam territory; you can fly here like we did, which cost around £40 in total for…

Saigon Sadness

I’ve been in Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon for 2 days now, and I’ll be straight with you-I really don’t like it here. I refrained from posting  yesterday as it would have been really whiny, I would have been complaining about how much I hate it here and I wanted to at least give…

Wonderfully weird things about Thai culture 

I‘ve now officially left Thailand and am in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. I can already see the differences in cultures between the two countries which is very strange, so I wanted to write about the wonderfully weird things about the Thai’s I saw while I was there… 1. Sugar  If you have a…

Wacky Races

For the past 2 days; Joe and I have been whizzing around on a scooter (sorry mum if you’re reading this,  I know I said we wouldn’t). The thing is, Pai is THE BEST place for beginners to ride a scooter-there is vast open spaces to practice, the roads are relatively good for Thailand and…

I LOVE Pai

I’ve been a little AWOL lately; neglecting my blog and Instagram page… but it’s because I’m having an affair with Pai- I seriously love it here. Pai is absolutely my favourite place on this trip so far and I can’t even really describe why; yes the location is sensational, yes the views are fantastic and…

Free (ish) things to do in Chiang Rai

I feel if I’d have known that the major tourist sights weren’t in central Chiang Rai then I definitely wouldn’t have come here (better do more research next time..oops). The hot springs, waterfalls, black house etc all looked amazing but I don’t have a scooter or feel comfortable riding one just yet, and my budget…