28 October 2018 – The horror bus ride from Northern Laos to Vietnam (Luang Prabang to Hanoi)

28 October 2018 – The horror bus ride from Northern Laos to Vietnam (Luang Prabang to Hanoi)

We all hear of horror transport stories – whether it’s a train, boat, plane or bus ride. I’ve certainly heard a few in my life but I never would have thought I’d live through one of them from catching a bus to Vietnam. Before hopping on this bus, the longest ride I’ve had was a [...]

Sunday 4 November 2018: Goodbye Hanoi (for now) – catching the bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang

Sunday 4 November 2018: Goodbye Hanoi (for now) – catching the bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang

Hola everyone!! It's been a while since I posted something... If I had to tell you the truth...it's because I've been too busy enjoying myself and living in the moment in Brazil (I'm in serious love with this country). It's only now that I've had a minute to actually do a little bit of work [...]

Quirks of Vietnam – what I noticed and learned after six weeks

Quirks of Vietnam – what I noticed and learned after six weeks

It's always interesting when you're traveling and realise how much you've learnt about a culture from being in a country...whether it's from being scammed or ripped off, having transport issues or simply just standing on a street and observing. And undoubtedly, the longer you're in a place, the more things you notice, the more mistakes [...]

Diary Entry: Day 5 of my family holiday in Malaysia last year

Diary Entry: Day 5 of my family holiday in Malaysia last year

I just recently stumbled upon something I wrote almost a year ago before I went on my first solo trip. It's always so interesting reading something I wrote in the past because it's almost like I'm digging up old feelings or even watching a scene from a movie in my life. Sometimes it's embarrassing because [...]

10th to 11th December 2018 ~ my last days in Vietnam and South East Asia

10th to 11th December 2018 ~ my last days in Vietnam and South East Asia

While I have no motivation to document what’s happened to me in the past week (it’s been one of those weeks), I feel there is a need to because I faced a few challenging events, which have turned into learning experiences more stories to tell 😊 It’s not the most interesting, but my story eventually [...]

Crossing the border from Thailand to Laos and catching the two-day slow boat to Luang Prabang 

Crossing the border from Thailand to Laos and catching the two-day slow boat to Luang Prabang 

Where do I begin? I unexpectedly caught a slow boat boat from Thailand to Laos and it’s been one of the best decisions I made on my trip. I got to slowly soak in the beautiful sites along the Mekong river, relax, write and stay in a cute homestay with adorable puppies while getting to [...]