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 [...]

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 [...]

2 December 2018 – chilling out in Da Nang after leaving Hoi An on a whim

2 December 2018 – chilling out in Da Nang after leaving Hoi An on a whim

I've been in Da Nang for two days now since returning from Hoi An ~ to say it's been unproductive would be an understatement. Sadly, I didn't love Hoi An as much as everyone else did so I ventured off back to Da Nang on a whim.  For the past few days, I've been trying [...]

Monday 26th November – the day after the storm in hcm. The day I do a visa run to Cambodia (part 1)

Monday 26th November – the day after the storm in hcm. The day I do a visa run to Cambodia (part 1)

So I'm currently sitting on a local bus in HCM to some random office of an agent I found on Facebook to pick up my invitation letter to stay in Vietnam for longer. I don't know if I will have trouble coming back into the country from Cambodia but I've already booked my flight to [...]