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 [...]

17 January 2019 – Experiencing true solo travel: my first hike alone

17 January 2019 – Experiencing true solo travel: my first hike alone

Yesterday I decided to go hiking by myself and it was the biggest emotional roller coaster ride… For the past 2 weeks, I’ve done nothing but laze around…but even after one week…I became restless and missed being active. During the 2 weeks, I was waiting to find company to go do the hike… Nobody came. [...]

Getting ready and preparing to travel to Brazil (well mainly Rio De Janeiro)

Getting ready and preparing to travel to Brazil (well mainly Rio De Janeiro)

Whenever you go into a new country with drastically different cultures, laws and customs, culture shock isn't the only thing which will hit you. You'll be faced with a swarm of confusion on how to act, how to get from A to B, how not to get ripped off, how to stay safe, how to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]