VIETNAM: Halong Bay and Sapa – TIPS! Ask anyone who has been to Vietnam for recommendations of where to visit and guaranteed they will mention Hanoi, Hoi-Ann, Halong Bay and Sapa. The latter two top tourist spots are usually booked as trips out and back from one of the many many travel agents in Hanoi, which is exactly what I did once I arrived Hanoi. Starting with early morning pick-ups, you are invariably transported to a bus station to catch the bus to your final destination where you often end up hanging around waiting for your tour to commence. In┬áHalong […]

Touring boring?

VIETNAM: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Ninh Binh, Phong Nha and Hue – 3 weeks, November and December 2016 *plan was to visit Hoi An for final week however for personal reasons I had to head back to the UK I had always held off visiting Vietnam… I’m not even sure why now but I’m definitely glad I finally made the effort. Ok I hadn’t picked the best time to be there – weather wise – and the locals aren’t as openly friendly as they are in other parts of Asia. But the variety of tours to take, stuff to do, […]

Noodles, caves and cliffs